Enterprise for Veterans: Introducing our new flagship program



Prince’s Trust Australia (PTA) is excited to announce our 2019 Enterprise for Veterans schedule, including our reimagined immersive bootcamp. This year, we will support veterans and their families through eight programs across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

 Enterprise for Veterans new program

After extensive consultation with the veteran community, and in partnership with DeakinCo, we’re pleased to launch our new flagship program in Brisbane this May.

Designed to be flexible and accessible, our re-imagined boot camp aims to inspire and enhance veterans’ entrepreneurial mindsets, skills and networks. Participants will explore self-employment through the lens of ten enterprise skills, including: problem solving; critical thinking; innovation; digital literacy; communication; self-management; and teamwork.

The boot camp is:

  • An experience based, learn by doing immersive
  • Participants work in small teams over three days to solve a growth opportunity for a real social enterprise, not for profit, or veteran-owned business
  • Framed by ten enterprise skills, the immersive blends design thinking, business model canvas and start-up methodology in a ‘just in time’ approach
  • Reflective learning, supporting participants to apply these methodologies to their own business idea and reframe existing skills sets to self-employment

Transitioning defence personnel, veterans & family members of current or former serving members at any stage of their self-employment journey are welcome to apply here.

Discovery Workshops

PTA continues to roll-out our free five-hour workshops, designed to introduce participants to key business skills and networks.

During the course of the workshop, we explore the Australian small business landscape and purpose-drive business, key business tools and skills, and help participants communicate their personal brand, product or service. Participants are encouraged to register here.

What’s on in 2019


Immersive Boot Camp | May 13 – 16 | The Capital


Discovery Workshop | May 23 | Hub Hyde Park

Immersive Boot Camp | July 8 – 11 | Hub Hyde Park


Discovery Workshop | August 8 | Hub Melbourne

Immersive Boot Camp | October 22 – 25 | Hub Melbourne


Discovery Workshop | November 20 | Canberra Innovation Network

Immersive Boot Camp | January 2020


About The Prince’s Trust Australia: The Prince’s Trust Australia provides a coordinating presence for the charitable endeavours of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in Australia. The Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families. Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au.

Enterprise for Veterans: Our vision is to support veterans and their families with the confidence, skills and networks they need to explore self-employment and transform their own lives through participant-led programs.


Media enquiries

 Jasmine Cooper Sutton

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

Phone: 03 8672 9132

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