The Australian Government National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides the following information to help you consider School Leaver Employment Support to assist you and your child to transition from school into a career pathway.
The key difference between DES and SLES is the participant’s current readiness for open employment and the time it might take to prepare participants to build independent living and vocational skills. A SLES participant may need up to 2 years to develop the aspiration, confidence and demonstration of skills sufficient to meet DES criteria.
More information: Difference between SLES and DES
Have you or your child considered an apprenticeship or traineeship as a career pathway? There are over 500 qualifications available and support is available to encourage employers to uptake persons with disability into a traineeship or apprenticeship.
You can even start an apprenticeship or traineeship while still at school, where you can learn valuable work place skills and start a career pathway.
A-Z Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
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School Based Apprenticeships
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