School Leaver Employment Support (SLES)

PROPEL – School Leaver Employment Support (SLES)

PROPEL Brochure
SLES is NDIS funding for school leavers to receive supports for up to two years that are focused on improving employment opportunities, by getting them work ready. 
PROPEL is your local SLES program and is delivered by CA and EdSpace in a unique partnership that helps you to achieve your employment goals and ambitions.
What does PROPEL do?:
  • Support your move from school to work
  • Help you determine the type of work that is right for you
  • Work with you to develop practical life/job skills
How does the PROPEL do this?:
  • Provide small group training
  • Develop individualised support
  • Provide work experience relevant to your goals
How is PROPEL different to school?:
  • You have a say in the content of what is learnt
  • It is tailor made specifically for you
  • A variety of work experience is encouraged
How do I join PROPEL?:
  • You need to be a year 12 school leaver
  • You will need the following included in your NDIS Plan
    • Capacity Building – Finding and Keeping a Job 10_021_00102-5_3
  • If you do not have SLES in your NDIS Plan, contact your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or your School Transition Officer.
PROPEL is designed for the individual and focus’s on participants goals, not someone else’s.  Everyone’s journey towards employment is different and our PROPEL program recognises that and the importance to each individual journey. 
As a combined partnership we can provide the education opportunities in a number of area’ including but not limited to:
  • Work readiness
  • Business
  • Retail
  • Agriculture
  • Animal husbandry
  • Hospitality
  • Engineering
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Money Management
  • Work Experience
As a combined partnership we will work with you in your local community to learn job readiness skills i.e.:
  • Time Management & Planning
  • Social Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Travel Training
  • Communication
  • Money Management & Budgeting
  • Independent Living Skills
The partnership will also provide opportunities to develop informal skills through participation in:
  • Group activities
  • Civic Participation
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Communication
So what are the employment outcomes for SLES:
  • Mainstream Employment
  • Supported Employment
  • Disability Employment Services


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