Patron: Commander 3rd Brigade, Brigadier David McCammon DSM and Bar
Homebase for the Veteran Community in Townsville
1 Staging Camp Ave, Oonoonba. Drop-in M-F 0900-1500, after hours upon booking. Dirty Boots Cafe M-F 0730-1400. All closed on W/E and public holidays, unless booked.
[for navigation apps you may have better luck with 20 Darter Street, Oonoonba until actual is recognised on all platforms]
VBA Job Projects
There are many players involved in supporting veterans into employment. Too often they are not working together but offering outstanding stand-alone opportunities to gain new employment. The Oasis Townsville has found a niche in supporting the efforts of these multiple and disparate organisations, bringing them together to arrive at workable solutions that support veterans and their partners change jobs.
Defence Transition to Manufacturing
This collaboration is expected to offer ADF Personnel a customised manufacturing training program to assist veterans to transition into civilian employment in the manufacturing industry. It is in two parts. The first part involves the training and qualification and the second part involves the placement into employment.
The Defence Manufacturing Training Program will offer an entry-level understanding of key manufacturing skills, together with industry experience to begin a career in manufacturing. It will cover all aspects of manufacturing from Design to Build and involve four weeks of paid industry placement with selected local manufacturers.
Employment with one of four Townsville businesses.
Pilot a program in which 15 veterans are supported through training and end up in employment in Townsville.
Digital Skills Capability for Veterans and Partners
The digital workplace of 2027 will be human-centric
an article in TechRepublic, Jun 2021
Australia faces digital skills crisis
an article in The Australian, Jun 2022