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Skills Recognition Program for Veterans

21 Feb, 2024

Wodonga TAFE has announced the launch of its Veteran Skills Recognition Program, tailored specifically to support veterans in their transition to civilian employment. In collaboration with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing's Office of Veterans, this program offers a comprehensive pathway for veterans to have their skills recognised and valued in the workforce. The program will cover the cost of the application process, ensuring accessibility for all eligible veterans.

TAFE's Veteran Liaison Officer (VLO) is equipped with knowledge and firsthand experience of Defence doctrine, training methodologies, and transition processes. Understanding the unique challenges faced by veterans during their transition to civilian employment, the VLO serves as a trusted advisor and advocate throughout the process.

The VLO will serve as the primary point of contact between the education departments of Wodonga TAFE or other relevant education providers. With experience in Vocational Education and Training (VET), the VLO possesses an understanding of what an assessor needs and can guide veterans on how to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

Quotes attributable to Phil Paterson, Chief Executive Officer, Wodonga TAFE

“We are excited to be part of the Recognition of Prior Learning for Veterans Pilot Program which proves the value of establishing direct connections with Veterans from Defence and TAFE.”

“By engaging a Veterans Liaison Officer within the program, Wodonga TAFE will work with Veterans and their families to establish meaningful education and employment pathways – focusing on how their qualifications, skills and experience can transfer into training and employment opportunities in the civilian workforce.”

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