Career Transition and Mentoring Program


There are several avenues into the Employment Program. Many are referred by our Wellbeing Navigators in addressing the 10 Veteran Needs, others come directly via the online application form. 

Gaining meaningful work is the most important of the 10 Needs addressed by The Oasis Townsville. It is important for many reasons.

Our Service


Our Employment Program:

  • supports veterans and their partners gain meaningful work as:

    • an employee,

    • a business owner, and

    • a volunteer,

  • supports employers to better understand the benefits of employing a veteran, and

  • collaborates and partners with any agency or organisation that wants to help us get veterans working. These include:

    • veteran community-owned or managed businesses,

    • good recruitment agencies,​

    • the best education and skilling organisations (TAFEs, universities and other RTOs)

    • business chambers (especially Veteran Community Business Chamber)

    • volunteering organisations (eg, VNQ)

Our service is free, provided by experts in the field of job placement and has an excellent track record. In the spirit of not doing what others can do better for our community, we utilise the efforts of other agencies where their interests in veteran employment and ours align and their service is complimentary.  


I initially contacted Oasis in February of 2020 to engage them about prospective employment opportunities within Townsville. Very quickly, Paul referred me to Kellie from Redrock Recruiting for potential employment opportunities that were available to me. Although in the end, I secured employment through another avenue, Kellie continually communicated with me, and even gave me personal advice when deciding which employment opportunity to choose as I was given two options. Leaving the military is a big decision, full of unknowns, but knowing that I had not only a recruiting agency behind me, but the full support of the Oasis team in not only job hunting, but also in advocacy services for compensation and general support was definitely a weight off my shoulders.

​I found it very easy to apply online, I was then emailed by Paul who helped me get in contact with Michelle to chat with myself about fixing my resume. This was very helpful as there were many things I was unaware of adding to my resume. 

One of my friends who was also transitioning out of Defence recommended that I get in touch with The Oasis and tell them about my situation. Within a couple of weeks, I had met with one of the advisers (Michelle), who helped me set up a meeting with the Director of The Oasis, David Kippin. He was very friendly and invited me for a tour of Dalle Cort Financial Services to get an insight into the day to day operations. The very day of my separation, The Oasis had me lined up with a job interview. Of which I found out a few weeks later, I was successful.

I was helped through the whole process feeling like I wasn’t alone and able to voice my concerns about sitting a job interview for the first time since joining defence. I was helped prepare for the interview and given ideas as to what questions I may have been asked. I found this very helpful! 

Being an intermediary for employers to Defence members was definitely the best aspect in my opinion. I understand it can be easy to become disheartened when job searching. After leaving a workplace where you are constantly surrounded on a day-to-day basis by people who you work with, play sports with, eat with, socialise with, it is quite a jarring to suddenly have all that disappear. The Oasis, it gave me some peace of mind knowing there is a team helping us along the way to find new employment.

Employment Program began in Sep 2019

Correct as at 25 Jul 2020

Placements:  19

Active Now:  15

Total Candidates through Program: 71


The Oasis Townsville Limited, a public benevolent institution, is endorsed to access the following tax concessions:

  • Income Tax Exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

  • GST Concessions under Division 176 of 'A New Tax System' (Goods and Services Tax) 1999

  • FBT Exemption under Section 123C of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986


For the benefit of members of the

Ex-ADF Community

in Townsville.

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