Student & School Leaver Employment Supports
Have you left school?
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
SLES program is designed to support people with disability aged 16+ transition from school to employment. Run 3 days a week over 48 weeks, SLES supports you to understand the responsibilities of being an employee, develop broader skills for life and provide travel training so you can independently get to work.
Develop an individual vocational plan, tailored to the supports you need
Individual and group skills-based training and development
Explore career opportunities through open and supported work placements
What you’ll learn
Gain knowledge on the expectations and responsibilities of being an employee. Understand punctuality, workplace behaviour, goal setting and presentation.
Deep dive into teamwork, communication, time management, conflict resolution as well as the basics of numeracy and literacy so you can tackle any work task.
You will learn what transports options are available to you and how to safely travel from your home to your workplace with confidence and independence.
Put practice into play. Supported work experience gives you exposure to various work environments and roles, so you’re fully prepared before entering the work force.
Your path to employment starts here
Sunnyfield offers a Work Experience program to schools, colleges and specialist support schools for students with disability in Year 10, 11 and Year 12, aged 16-18 years. Work experience can have a number of benefits for people with disability, allowing them to build skills and display a positive attitude and eagerness to work in either open or supported employment.
Are you still a student?
School Work Experience Program
Sunnyfield’s work experience program is designed to support school students with disability build skills and confidence as they start their journey to employment. Offered on a flexible basis to suit the learning calendar of students, the program supports participants to:
Work in a commercial environment on a variety of tasks
Build an understanding of basic workplace practices and responsibilities
Work alongside a team of experienced co-workers and be mentored in a professional work environment
Transition into Sunnyfield School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) program during or at the end of Year 12.
Work experience opportunities
Facilitated in an open working environment with the support of 1 or 2 production supervisors, you’ll assist in different stages of production packing including labeling, sealing, packaging, production preparation, parts assembly and more.
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Conducted within a ‘Clean Room’ working environment, tasks may be similar to general packaging but under strict hygiene, temperature controlled and packaging processes. Therefore personal protective equipment (PPE) is required.
Have a question about SLES?
What days and hours is the SLES program?
The SLES program runs on 3 consecutive days a week for 48 weeks, usually for 6 hours per day.
Where is the SLES program located?
SLES program is run from our vocational training centres located in various regions and community areas.
How do I access the SLES program?
To access SLES you must be an NDIS participant and have NDIS approval for funding in Finding and Keeping a job (Capacity Building).
Where is the School Work Experience program located?
How can I apply for the School Work Experience program?
All schools are directed to register with the Sunnyfield Employment Services – Vocational Services Team Leader.
Three primary documents are required they are as follows:
- DET Work Placement Form
- Sunnyfield Work Experience Registration Form
- A copy of the school’s Certificate of Currency
Additional documentation that may be requested includes:
- Student Behavioural Management Plan
- Student Health Plan (medication or physical limitations)
What is the difference between SLES and School Work Experience?
SLES program is for people with disability 16+ who are just about to leave or have left school and wish to gain skills for employment. Our School Work Experience program is for schools with students who wish to attend a Sunnyfield site for work experience.
I’ve finished the SLES program, what’s my next step?
Sunnyfield Employment Services offers Supported Employment opportunities to people with disability 16+.
Start the conversation today
For more information about Sunnyfield’s SLES and School Work Experience programs, contact our customer service team.