School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

Want to get stuck into work? That’s where School Leaver Employment Supports can help you learn the skills to find a job!

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What is School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)?

Are you about to finish school or have you just left school? Do you want to build your confidence and become ‘job ready’?

That’s where Aruma’s School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) can help.

SLES is an NDIS support for young people with a disability. It can help you kick-start your career by building up your job skills, confidence and independence – and it’s available for up to two years after you finish school.

It can support you to:

  • Build motivation for joining the workforce
  • Grow confidence in a work environment
  • Develop vital employment skills
  • Develop your ‘career identity’
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification.

To find out more about SLES call us on 1300 538 746 to register an interest in our ‘Taster’ program.

School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) at Aruma

At Aruma, SLES supports are designed just for you. With Aruma’s support, you can build the skills you need to land the job you want.

What skills will I learn?

There’s a huge range of skills you can learn to get you job ready. These include:

  • Communicating at work
  • Understanding what your employer needs from you
  • Learning how to take instruction from your employer
  • Working in a team
  • Health and safety
  • Travel Independence
  • Dressing for the workplace
  • Budgeting and money
  • Searching and applying for a job
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Time management

Will I get hands-on work experience?

Yes! Work experience and work site tours are a valuable part of our SLES program.

When you’re looking for a job, it can be hard to decide which one would suit you.

By getting involved in work experience and tours of various worksites, you get a ‘sneak peek’ at different work environments to see what you like and what is suitable for you.

How does Aruma teach these skills?

We know people learn in different ways, so we want you to have the choice and control.

Our supports are delivered in an adult learning environment. You’ll always be able to learn at your own pace, with as much or as little support as you need from our knowledgeable mentors and trainers.

Can I get a qualification through SLES*?

Yes! You will have the chance to work towards a formal qualification if it relates to a goal in your NDIS plan. These can include:

  • FSK10119 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
  • BSB10115 Certificate I in Business

*All nationally recognised qualifications are delivered by Aruma Services RTO 90157. State government funding may be available to NSW and QLD students based on an individual’s eligibility and needs. Full details of qualifications, fees, funding and eligibility will be provided prior to enrolment in any course.

To find out more about SLES, get in touch with us.

Where does Aruma provide SLES?

Aruma currently provides School Leaver Employment Supports in Charlestown, Maitland, and Wyoming in NSW, and Burleigh Heads in Qld*.

Alstonville: Summerland Farm, 253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville, NSW, 2477

Charlestown: Unit 2, 160 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, NSW, 2290

Forbes: 89 Rankin St, Forbes, NSW, 2871

Maitland: 3-5 Elgin St, Maitland, NSW, 2320

Wyoming (Central Coast): 289 Henry Parry Drive, Wyoming, NSW, 2250

Burleigh Heads: 35 Hutchinson St, Burleigh Heads, Qld 4220

Taster: We have a taster program available for eligible year 12 students in Charlestown, Maitland, and Burleigh Heads. Get in touch to find out what it’s all about!

*Your area not listed? Please get in touch to find out more!

NDIS Support Categories

School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is funded under Capacity Building – Finding and Keeping a Job in your NDIS plan.

Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS Price Guide, which generally increases annually.