Defence Spouse and Partner Assistance

How I can help you with the Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP) funding initiative for ADF Spouses


As a military spouse — I understand. The moving every 18 months or three years if you're lucky, changing jobs, and having difficulties finding work in your new location.

We have a challenging and unique lifestyle, which sometimes employers just don’t understand.

As an experience recruiter I know how to highlight the benefits of hiring an Australian Defence Force (ADF) spouse – you are organised, adaptable, can work well under pressure and most of all resilient.


To help make your job search a little easier, the Defence Member and Family Support (DMFS) offer a Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP) funding initiatives to assist ADF partners with the difficulties of finding employment when the member is relocated on posting or medically transitioning. And yes this is at EACH posting!

Eligible partners of ADF personnel can apply for up to $1500 funding to access the following employment-related initiatives:



  • Mandatory fees for professional re-registration required under legislation

  • Professional employment services:

    • Development of a personalised resume and/or resume coaching

    • Identification of transferrable skills

    • Employment options and job placement advice

    • Job search techniques and strategies

    • Confidence coaching while job seeking

    • Development of an online employment profile (Seek and LinkedIn)

    • Development of applications (tailored cover letters) and selection criteria (coaching provided if required)

    • Preparation and presentation coaching for interviews



I have assisted a large number of PEAP recipients Australia wide with their confidence, job application documents, coaching and consultancy. Being a defence spouse for the past 22 years, I understand the challenges firsthand. A career that often takes second place with the need to find employment every posting round.

I also understand the delays that can occur when accessing services funded by government organisations - which is why I will deliver your services on receipt of your approval for urgent assistance, and won't make you wait until payment is made.Please note: Sorted by Kath is in no way affiliated with DMFS or the Partner Employment Assistance Program – I understands your lifestyle and the unique challenges that come along with it, and have amended my business processes to be convenient for PEAP applicants.

For more information about Defence Member and Family Support and how to apply for the PEAP, please click here.

Contact me today to obtain a no-obligation, PEAP application friendly quote for my services.