A Guide for Employers of Veterans

The purpose of the Guide for Core jobs at rank is to provide a general overview of core job tasks at rank gained through ADF training and experience. It provides a summary for Army, Navy and Airforce.

Australian Defence Force - Core Tasks at Rank
Enlisted Ranks

Seaman (SMN)
Private (PTE)
Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (AC/ACW)
  • Contribute to maintaining professional skills and professional accountability
  • Provide basic advice consistent with management’s intent
  • Communicate effectively (verbally and presentations)
  • Maintain issued stores, equipment and resources in often difficult and demanding work conditions
  • Adopt and apply appropriate measures to ensure a safe workplace
  • Adopt and apply appropriate measures to ensure the security of the workplace
  • Comply with mandated policies, directives, governance requirements, standard operating procedures and work instructions
  • Comply with workplace expectations in often complex, difficult and challenging environments
Able Seaman (AB)
Lance Corporal/Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR)
Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (LAC/LACW)
  • Apply ethical leadership skills and knowledge in the workplace
  • Lead and develop an effective workplace team
  • Support individual and team training
  • Monitor, maintain and report workplace needs and training requirements
  • Provide advice to supervisors and managers
  • Communicate effectively with all key staff in the workplace
  • Monitor and maintain equity and safety protocols in the workplace
  • Manage the effective use of workplace resources
  • Manage workplace performance of junior staff members
  • Coordinate the effective operation and security requirements of the workplace
  • Plan and coordinate workplace activity to meet workplace expectations in often complex, difficult and challenging environments
Leading Seaman (LS)
Corporal (CPL)/Bombardier (BDR)
Corporal (CPL)
  • Lead and manage small teams to achieve workplace goals and tasks
  • Analyse directions and develop a plan to achieve goals and tasks
  • Under minimal supervision, prepare and develop small teams
  • Monitor and manage team welfare and workplace behaviour
  • Deliver training and assessments in the workplace
  • Provide advice to managers on workplace requirements and issues
  • Communicate effectively through written and verbal means
  • Monitor, maintain and administer equity and safety protocols in the workplace
  • Monitor and manage the effective use of workplace resources
  • Coordinate effective operation and security compliance in the workplace
  • Analyse risks to operations, task achievement and opportunities that present
  • Plan and coordinate requirements to meet management expectations within complex and challenging work environments
Petty Officer (PO)
Sergeant/Staff Sergeant (SGT/SSGT)
  • Sergeant (SGT)
  • Effective & ethical leadership of a large team
  • Manage workplace performance & development of junior supervisors & their staff
  • Apply expertise to training development, delivery & assessment to develop & maintain organisational skills in individual staff & a large team
  • Ensure compliance with policy, directives, instructions, regulations, standard operating procedures, & technical frameworks
  • Communicate effectively with management & staff, observing written & verbal protocols
  • Analyse directions & identify options for conducting tasks
  • Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the team
  • Provide advice to management on team issues & needs
  • Manage logistical & resource requirements of a large team
  • Ensure effective use of resources & advise management of priorities & options
  • Monitor, maintain & report workplace capability, including equity and safety
  • Plan & coordinate workplace activities & security requirements in frequently complex, difficult & challenging environments
Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2)
Flight Sergeant (FSGT)
  • Apply effective and ethical leadership across the organisation
  • Develop skilled teams to meet organisational requirements
  • Scope, deliver and support staff training across the organisation
  • Monitor, maintain and report on workplace skilling needs
  • Provide advice to executive level managers on personnel, workplace operations and governance requirements
  • Monitor the morale, health and welfare of the organisation and advise senior level managers
  • Communicate effectively across the organisation
  • Monitor, maintain and enforce equity and safety standards in the workplace and across the organisation
  • Prioritise, allocate and manage the effective use of an organisation’s logistics and resources
  • Manage workplace performance and development of staff across the organisation
  • Plan and coordinate organisation’s activities and security requirements in complex, difficult and challenging work environments
Warrant Officer (WO)
Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1)
Warrant Officer (WOFF)
  • Apply effective and ethical leadership across the organisation & in support of the senior executive level
  • Provide expert advice to the CEO & executive management to ensure staff are best prepared for organisational roles, including career management & tasks
  • Use advanced communication skills within an executive team & the organisation
  • Develop & lead specialist education in the organisation
  • Analyse workplace development needs & provide advice to the executive for the ongoing development of all staff and teams
  • Support & mentor senior supervisory & management staff
  • Promote & ensure organisational tasks are executed lawfully, morally& ethically
  • Ensure equity & safety standards are maintained across the organisation
  • Prioritise & administer the strategic management of logistics & resources
  • Monitor & oversee the organisation’s security & activities in complex, difficult & demanding contexts & environments
  • Oversee & supervise the use of organisational, social & recreational resources to enhance deep-rooted professionalism & positive spirit in the workplace

Australian Defence Force - Core Tasks at Rank
Officer Ranks

Acting Sub Lieutenant (ASLT)
Second Lieutenant (2LT)
  • Pilot Officer (PLTOFF) Learn and apply effective and ethical leadership with teams
  • Support the development of teams
  • Support individual and workplace training
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting workplace capability and effectiveness
  • Provide advice to supervisors
  • Communicate effectively within the workplace
  • Support the maintenance of equity and safety in the workplace
  • Assist in managing workplace resources
  • Manage workplace performance of junior staff
  • Assist with coordinating the operation and security of the workplace.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating workplace activities in complex and challenging work environments
Sub Lieutenant (SBLT)
Lieutenant (LT)
  • Flying Officer (FLGOFF) Apply effective and ethical leadership of small and large teams
  • Counsel, coach, mentor & develop small and large teams in the workplace
  • Monitor and manage team performance, administration and welfare in the workplace
  • Monitor and manage effective use of team equipment and resources in the workplace
  • Monitor, maintain and report workplace skilling development and training requirements
  • Conduct workplace tasks and actions to achieve workplace goals and outcomes
  • Provide advice to senior managers to develop staff and achieve workplace goals and outcomes
  • Communicate effectively with management and staff using organisational written and verbal protocols
  • Monitor, manage and ensure equity and safety standards in the workplace
  • Plan and coordinate workplace activities and security requirements in often complex, difficult and challenging work environments
Lieutenant (LEUT)
Captain (CAPT)
  • Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT)
  • Apply effective & ethical leadership of large teams
  • Monitor, coach & mentor workplace supervisors & junior management staff
  • Design, lead and manage individual & workgroup training & education in the workplace
  • Contribute to & participate in management planning for contingencies & organisational goals
  • Analyse, plan, prepare & action large workplace activities
  • Apply international standards in the workplace
  • Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs, education & training
  • Provide advice & assistance to executive level managers
  • Oversee personnel & organisation administration in accordance with governance requirements & organisational policies & procedures
  • Communicate effectively with management & staff using organisational written & verbal protocols
  • Monitor, audit & ensure compliance with organisational policy & governance requirements
  • Monitor, maintain & ensure equity & safety standards and behaviour in the workplace
  • Plan & coordinate workplace activities & security requirements within complex, difficult & challenging work environments
Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)
Major (MAJ)
Squadron Leader (SQNLDR)
  • Apply effective & ethical leadership & management to multiple organisational teams
  • Oversee & conduct complex organisational administration
  • Manage organisational learning; identify & develop technical & specialist knowledge of organisational teams
  • Manage & develop a resilient workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments
  • Design, manage & implement individual & group training & education in the workplace
  • Monitor, maintain & report on organisational skilling needs, education & training to meet organisational goals
  • Provide trusted advice & support to senior management & executive
  • Lead, coach & mentor junior managers & senior staff
  • Using organisational protocols, communicate effectively with staff, management & executive to substantiate, negotiate & pose information
  • Ensure organisational plans, actions & controls meet national/international standards & policy
  • Monitor, manage & maintain equity & safety standards & behaviour across the organisation
  • Manage internal investigations, workplace & workforce actions, & staff welfare issues
  • Monitor, manage & ensure compliance with organisational policy & governance requirements
  • Plan and manage organisational activities and security requirements within complex, difficult and challenging work environments
Commander (CMDR)
Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL)
Wing Commander (WGCDR)
  • Apply effective & ethical senior leadership to manage multiple, integrated large teams
  • Oversee & conduct complex administration ensuring adherence to values & expectations
  • Set the vision, purpose & goals, to focus & motivate all teams
  • Recognise & adjust to changing situations using flexible leadership
  • Manage organisational learning, identify & develop team technical & specialist knowledge
  • Develop & manage a resilient workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments
  • Analyse, design & implement individual & group training & education to achieve goals
  • Analyse, monitor, maintain & report on resources, skilling needs, education & training to achieve organisational vision & goals
  • Communicate with & provide strategic advice to senior executive leadership & managers
  • Monitor, coach & mentor all key subordinate managers & senior staff
  • Communicate effectively with staff, management & executive to inform, persuade, substantiate, negotiate or present information using all communication protocols
  • Ensure planning, activities & control measures meet national/international standards & policy
  • Apply, monitor & manage equity & safety standards & behaviour across the organisation
  • Allocate & manage investigations, workplace/workforce actions, & staff welfare issues
  • Enact accountable governance responsibilities & ensure compliance with policy, standards & procedures
  • Plan, allocate & manage organisational activities & security requirements within complex, difficult & challenging work environments
Captain (CAPT-RAN)
Colonel (COL)
Group Captain (GPCAPT)
  • Apply effective & ethical executive leadership & strategic management within a complex organisation
  • Ensure organisational compliance with national & international legal obligations
  • Lead organisational strategic initiatives & reform
  • Assist with development of executive support teams & functions
  • Consult & advise the executive on strategic workforce capability, workforce training & education needs, & future requirements
  • Mentor executive & supporting staff
  • Develop major goals to support organisational objectives
  • Advise the executive on matters & issues affecting the organisation
  • Employ highly advanced communication skills across the organisation & when representing the organisation
  • Exercise due care & diligence of governance responsibilities, including equity & safety, across the organisation
  • Analyse, determine & report to the executive on current & future resource requirements to meet organisational goals & objectives
  • Oversee performance management & reporting of organisational staff, recruitment & contractor engagement
  • Analyse & facilitate organisational requirements for security, welfare & wellbeing of staff & organisational activities/business within complex, difficult & challenging work environments
  • Act as organisational executive representative in meetings, strategic planning or high-profile engagements
Enlisted personnel:
  • Are required to possess a range of non-technical skills, and specialise in the establishment and maintenance of cultural behaviour, command and control Understand and comply with orders, and act lawfully, ethically and morally
  • Understand the value of a collaborative, supportive and inclusive team in the face of demanding and dangerous circumstances
  • Provide selfless service and fulfil their obligations to the team; they place the interests of the team and the task above themselves
  • Support their team mates, act respectfully, and interact with respect and empathy; support all members of the team to foster cohesion and build trust. They are positive and supportive regardless of the circumstances
  • Apply their knowledge to achieve their task, responsibly
  • Prepare for tasks, and understand and comply with policies, directives, governance requirements and standard operating procedures
  • Understand the management of risk and WHS, and their responsibilities to themselves and to the team
  • Use their judgement to make appropriate decisions that accord with their commander’s intent
  • Learn and adapt, are open to new information and methods, and are a lifelong learners who seek opportunities to assimilate new skills
An Officer:
  • ensures that the moral, intellectual and physical components required by their Service are developed and maintained
  • fosters service values and notions of service, selflessness, and moral and ethical behaviour in the workforce
  • is a manager, responsible for the health, welfare, morale and discipline of all assigned personnel
  • is responsible for ensuring those under their command
  • are trained and prepared for their specific role
  • develops independent, creative thinkers and ensures initiative is routinely practiced
  • builds a climate of mutual trust, collaboration and open communication within the team
  • understands the nature and concepts of their duty and can conceptualise and integrate military capabilities
  • plans, generates, organises, prepares, directs, coordinates and controls military forces in the conduct of tactical actions
  • possesses a range of skills and competencies, and specialises in the establishment of cultural behaviour, leadership, management, and command and control
A Guide for Employers
  • This guide is to assist employers seeking to engage an ADF veteran.
  • As a starting point, employers should pre-suppose the following:
  • The veteran is reasonably expected to possess the skills to the rank level specified
  • Though highly competent, the veteran may not possess all the skills catalogued here, depending on the career path followed
  • The veteran has concurrently mastered a range of additional military skills
  • The veteran has also mastered a range of technical, trade and specialist skills in addition to generalist or non-technical skills
  • This guide positions a veteran’s abilities by comparing like-for-like training and skills at rank.
  • It is not a complete representation of what every veteran (at each specified rank) has performed during their career; it’s merely part of a veteran’s extraordinary employment profile.

For further information, please see link: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/GUIDE_FOR_EMP_OF_VET.pdf

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