The transition from school to work

As an NDIS School Leaver Employment Support provider (SLES), we support eligible year 12 school leavers with disability prepare for and gain meaningful work

Learning opportunities such as one-to-one support, group activities, and online training are available.
SLES customers can also receive access to allied health professionals including: psychologists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists, to provide support

They can gain work experience across a range of industries to help them make an informed decision about the types of roles they would like to apply for in the future.We’ve helped customers land their first jobs out of school through the SLES program, including Connor and Eamon.

Eamon’s story

Eamon wanted to work with children but with an autism diagnosis, there was a risk of being judged on social skills which would be on display at an interview.

Working with his consultant, Eamon learned what participating in a workplace involved, and he improved his confidence and ability to stay on task.

When a role became available at the Gunn Street OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) service in Bridgewater, Tasmania, his consultant knew he could be the perfect fit.

Preparation and practice resulted in a successful match, landing Eamon his first job.

Connor’s story

Connor was eager to start work but understood his disability may have impacted the number of hours he would be able to work.

Connor lives with autism and can struggle to read and comprehend text. Knowing he had a passion for history, video gaming and information technology, his consultant organised work experience at the Canberra Dinosaur Museum as a retail assistant.

Following a successful placement and with increased skills and confidence, Connor gained permanent employment at the museum.

He is thriving in his customer service role and is increasingly taking on additional responsibilities.