School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

School Leaver Employment Supports will help you get job ready, after Year 12.

What is School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)?

Are you a Year 12 student? Or have you just left school?

School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) is an NDIS support that may help you learn the skills you need to find a job after finishing Year 12.

SLES is not a set program which you will have to follow, instead your supports should be individually designed for you and completed over a period of up to two years.

Our SLES supports

Our SLES supports will be tailored to help you achieve your goals – whether it is to get hands on work experience, learn travel training, or learn the skills you need to find a job.

Our supports includes both small group and individual activities, and you will be able to learn at your own pace in a secure, fun, and supportive environment.

Skills training and activities

Some of the things you can learn include:

  • Identifying your interests and skills
  • Job skills training
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding employer expectations
  • Travel training
  • Team building
  • Numbers, money and measurement
  • Personal presentation skills
  • How to work with others
  • Negotiating employment opportunities
  • Ways to find and apply for a job
  • Starting in a new workplace
  • Health and safety of yourself and others
  • Job preparation such as writing resumes and cover letters

There is also an option to gain a qualification at TAFE or a private RTO (Registered Training Organisation), workcover white card, first aid certificate, barista certificate, RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) or RSG (Responsible Service of Gaming), and learners permit if these are goals in your NDIS plan.

Hands on work experience in open employment

When you are looking for a job, at times it can be hard to decide which one would suit you.

Our SLES supports can give you the chance to do work experience in open employment so you can get  a ‘sneak peek’ at certain jobs to see what you like and what would suit you.

We always work with trusted companies and can also support you throughout your placement by providing drop-in or full-time support.

What does the NDIS fund?

For Year 12 school leavers, SLES will be available as a reasonable and necessary support in your NDIS plan.

SLES supports are only available to NDIS participants who are ineligible, or are unlikely to be able to work in a Disability Employment Service. However, the aim of this service is to provide training so that the person can work in a Disability Employment Service or even open employment.