School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) frequently asked questions

SLES timelines | Previous and existing employment support programs | NSW agreements and Transition to Work | Previous and existing employment support programs | SLES and other NDIS funded employment supports | NSW agreements and Transition to Work | SLES supports in your NDIS Plan | Participant pathway | Choosing a SLES provider | Measuring success

SLES timelines

collapsedWhen and where is SLES available?

Previous and existing employment support programs

collapsedHow is SLES different to previous and existing programs like Transition to Work (TTW) in NSW?

NSW agreements and Transition to Work (TTW)

collapsedWhat if someone was eligible for NSW TTW, are they also eligible for SLES?

collapsedWhat if a person in NSW Year 2 was found not eligible for post school supports?

SLES and other NDIS funded employment supports

collapsedCan a Year 10 or 11 student leave school and start SLES early. Is this possible?

collapsedCan a student receive assistance to get a part-time job or a job after school? What support will the NDIS provide?

collapsedIf a participant has already started TAFE or another type of activity, can they choose to start SLES later?

collapsedWhat is considered when a participant is seeking employment supports?

collapsedIf a student has SLES but due to the level of disability support needs, may require more funding, how will the NDIA ensure the participant's needs are met?

collapsedHow does the SLES approach the intersect with Disability Employment Services (DES)

collapsedHow does the SLES approach intersect with Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE)?

SLES supports in your NDIS Plan

collapsedWhat types of supports are available from a SLES provider?

collapsedWhen can a participant start receiving SLES?

collapsedHow much SLES funding should be used each week?

collapsedHow does the SLES funding get added to a plan?

collapsedWhat happens to the funding if the participant finds a job before the end of the current plan funding?

collapsedCan SLES assist with transport issues where there is no public transport and this is a barrier to employment?

collapsedCan SLES fund driving lessons?

Participant Pathway

collapsedWhat is the process to get SLES into plans for current participants and new participants?

Choosing a SLES provider

collapsedWho can deliver SLES?

collapsedCan providers register at any time to deliver SLES?

collapsedCan the SLES provider also be the DES provider, as this will ensure a smooth handover?

collapsedHow do participants select a provider who is right for them?

collapsedCan participants change providers?

collapsedWho pays the participant's insurance when they are in work experience?

collapsedCan providers claim for 'no shows' out of SLES?

collapsedWhat type of SLES support should providers be offering?

Measuring success

collapsedHow will success be measured?

collapsedWhat data will be published?