ADF Skills and Apprenticeship and Forum

TAFE Directors Australia and the National Apprentice Employment Network hosted the ADF Skills and Apprenticeship Forum in Canberra on 21-22 March 2017.

The forum:

  • Explored the challenges and obstacles facing ex-ADF personnel transitioning into civilian life
  • Discussed how skills developed in the ADF could be transitioned into higher level skills and training
  • Discussed how the defence industry and employers could utilise ADF skills in careers and Australian Apprenticeships.


Hon Dan Teehan MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

Hon Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence

Please click here for the Forum Discussion Paper and Programme

Please click here for the Forum Communiqué.