School Leaver Employment Supports

SLES stands for School Leaver Employment Supports. It is available to Year 12 school leavers who are eligible for the NDIS. School leavers will receive supports for up to two years that are focused on improving employment opportunities by getting them work-ready.

The program focuses on skills including money handling, time management, communication skills, workplace behaviours and expectations. These skills are developed through a range of activities, including onsite, volunteering opportunities and practical activities. All participants will also be linked in with a Disability Employment Service (DES) through their second year of the program.

Burke and Beyond has developed a successful curriculum over the last 10 years, which addresses the training needs of their participants in the program.

Burke and Beyond is currently offering this program three days a week at Next Step Blackburn and Next Step Dandenong. The program is offered over 48 weeks of the calendar year over for a 2 year period.


This Service is suitable for Young people who are:

  • looking to develop employment skills
  • willing to build and expand work and independent living skills
  • motivated to learn
  • have been assessed while at school
  • able to work within a group setting
  • who are aged 17 – 23 years of age

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To talk to our Intake Worker about SLES or to register for the program, call Liz Doran or the Community Services Manager, Deanne Ray on 9886 1111