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School Leaver Employment Supports
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds school leavers through their individual NDIS plan to access supports to reach their employment goals, as well as reasonable and necessary personal goals.
One of the supports available to school leavers with disability is the School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) funding. This funding is specifically designed for year 12 students who need to build confidence and gain work - related skills before moving into employment.
You can find detailed information on the range of funded supports at the NDIS website. You can also talk with your NDIS Planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) for more information about funded supports after school.
The agency who manage the NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Contact details for the agency can be found here.
Core Supports and Capacity Building Supports
The NDIS may fund individuals in other supports in your NDIS plan. These supports can help you to build confidence, gain work - related skills, or participate in your community. More about support categories can be found on the NDIS website. You can also discuss these types of supports with your planner or your Local Area Coordinator.
Disability Employment Services
Disability Employment services (DES) provide assistance to job seekers with disability to find sustainable employment. DES are funded by the Australian Department of Social Services. See more about DES here.