Hervey Bay: NDIS Provider Session – School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports for participants to achieve their goals and aspirations through an individualised plan.

For participants who are Year 12 school leavers this may include School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES). SLES has been introduced as an early intervention approach for Year 12 School leavers designed to support their transition from school to employment. SLES is expected to deliver vocational skills development and contribute to the participant achieving an employment outcome. SLES may include job skills, travel and communication training. 

SLES complements but does not replace existing mainstream supports. Most importantly, SLES is only available to participants who have been assessed as ineligible, or are unlikely to meet access requirements to DES. The current DES eligibility requires a person to be able to undertake, now or within 2 years, eight hours or more of work per week in open employment with appropriate DES supports.

The forum will cover: 

  • The role of SLES providers
  • SLES and the participant and provider pathway
  • What SLES success look like for participants
  • The SLES reporting tool 

Please advise any accessibility requirements.