Veterans Digital Capability and Skilling Program
The Veterans Digital Capability and Skilling Program is aimed at supporting veterans, transitioning ADF members and their partners to pursue a digital or IT career.
Defence members bring valuable experience from their ADF careers and offer many sought after transferrable skills.
There is strong demand for people with digital skills and Queensland is expected to need an additional 10,000 digital professionals by 2024. So there’s never been a better time to start a digital career.
Training and benefits
The program provides a supported training pathway to a digital career, which is secure, well paid and flexible.
The program supports interested applicants to study digital and IT courses to:
- receive two subjects towards a Certificate III in Information Technology
- progress to a digital training pathway in line with their interest and skills.
Training and career guidance will be provided in conjunction with TAFE Queensland and James Cook University. The Oasis Townsville is supporting the program as a partner.
Free training available
- TAFE Digital Fundamentals – when you're just starting out and want to check a digital career is right for you or want a refresh.
- TAFE Digital Fundamentals Plus – you’ll complete 2 subjects towards a Certificate III in IT, one night a week for 8 weeks.
- Digital Career Tour – we will take you out to meet operators in the Digital Industry to find out what a day in the life of a digital career looks like.
For enquiries or to register your interest in one of our short Digital Fundamentals courses, complete the registration form.
Townsville information night
An information night will be held on Tuesday, 11 October 2022 in Townsville to provide an overview on training and digital career pathways. Register for the information night.
Other useful links and training
The Queensland Government has partnered with TAFE Queensland to deliver the Defence to Civilian Success Training Program which will provide free TAFE and apprenticeships for up to 300 veterans transitioning to civilian employment.
The funding can be combined with other TAFE Queensland programs where veterans can complete digital and ICT courses from Certificate III to Diploma level. Interested veterans should email the TAFE Queensland Defence team at Defence@tafeqld.edu.au for further information.
Microsoft are offering the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) program free for veterans. The program includes 17 weeks intensive training and all associated costs for credentials. MSSA participants elect to specialise in either Cloud Application Development (CAD) or Server & Cloud Administration (SCA). For more information, visit Transition to tech with MSSA, email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Last updated:
- 26 September 2022