Vasey RSL Care is a proud supporter of veterans' employment

Our Commitment to Veterans’ Employment

Supporting veterans is at the core of the work we do and Vasey RSL Care carries this mission into its employment practices as well. We know that veterans are motivated, resilient and proven problem solvers who have skills to add value far beyond their service experience.

In 2020, the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program was set up to raise awareness of the skills, values and experience that veterans bring to the civilian workplace. This financial year, the program has been strengthened with additional initiatives and now offers the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards, the program website which offers advice and resources, their enhanced employment support, and the Veterans’ Employment Commitment.

Wayne Urand is Team Leader Enrolled Nurse at our Bundoora aged care home and previously worked at our Frankston South home. “I have achieved a feeling of continued service to my community through caring for fellow veterans and their families. I love the interactions I am able to have with the older veterans and the different stories that we can share about our time in the forces.”

This last initiative offers organisations and businesses the opportunity to publicly commit to supporting greater opportunities for veterans.

Vasey RSL Care has signed the Veterans’ Employment Commitment to demonstrate our support for employing ex-service men and women.

We already have ex-service men and women in a range of roles across all areas, including Personal Care Workers, Lifestyle Assistants, Veteran Support staff and Human Resources. These employees have lived experience that they can share with those around them. Their knowledge helps broaden our organisation’s understanding of what it means to serve and what that might mean for those in our care.

Our aged care residents, home care clients and ex-service accommodation residents value the mutual experiences and understanding that these staff members offer.

Anne Warden joined the Veteran Services Team earlier this year, supporting residents in our ex-service units.
“My previous service in the Army gives me a level of insight and understanding that is critical in a support role with veterans.”

Through our job advertisements, we encourage those with service experience to apply and we are actively working to increase the number of ex-service people in our workforce.

Additionally, we have joined forces with other veteran-focused care providers in other states to encourage introduction of ex-service staff or defence partners in instances where employees move interstate: we go a step further to provide support and feedback with ex-service candidates for roles. 

If you know an ex-service man or woman who may be a good match for our team, please encourage them to reach out to us at