The benefits to your business

Your employee will gain new skills, increase their confidence and give back to their country in times of need. What they learn in the Army Reserve and their experiences will translate to your business as they develop, not just as people, but as leaders.

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Developing strong leaders

Reservists are trained to develop teamwork and leadership skills that can benefit your business.

Upskill with no cost

Reserves have access to world-class training that costs you nothing, but rewards you greatly.

Raise your corporate status

People like doing business with companies that give something back. Through the Employer Support Awards, you can be recognised for your commitment within the business community.

What is involved with Army Reserve service

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Roles designed to fit with your lifestyle

People like doing business with companies that give something back.

20–100 days per year

Most Reservists work between 20-100 days a year. It can vary depending on your role.

Domestic and overseas deployments

Army Reservists may be required to attend during “State of Emergency”.

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Army Reservists may be required to respond during times of crisis and need. You may be eligible for compensation during their time of absence. If eligible, you can receive compensation through the Defence Reserves Support Employer Support Payment Scheme. The minimum rate paid is based on the average full-time adult wage.

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Legal requirements

Legal requirements protect Reservists from discrimination based on their commitment to the Australian Army. However, Reservists are encouraged to work with their employer and provide reasonable notice to their employer as to upcoming service.

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Join the network of supportive civilian employers

Show your public support for the Army Reserve by joining the Defence Reserve Support program. Pledge support to your employees who serve our Nation as Australian Defence Force Reservists, and acknowledge the skills and other attributes which they bring to the workplace.

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