NDIS Teacher resources and information about post
school options to assist their students’ transition from school.
This be used in conjunction with the
relevant Education Department’s current policy, guidelines and practice. It is
not the intention to provide additional work, but rather assist teachers in
identifying useful relevant resources for students who are considering the post
school options, including accessing the NDIS.
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is an NDIS funded post school
support which aims to build capacity for school leavers with a disability, but
this is only one option. Below is a list of links that you can access for more
information as well as share with your students and their families.
NDIS Pathway booklet
being an NDIS participant
roles of Local Area Coordinators (LACs), and where to find your Local Area
ready for your planning conversation
workbook to help participants start thinking about things they might discuss in
an NDIS planning meeting.
do NDIS planners need to know about students to make Reasonable and Necessary
how planners use the NDIS Act to determine what types of supports will or will
not be funded.
the responsibilities and processes involved in self-managing an NDIS budget.
your NDIS plan
start using NDIS funded supports, understand budget management options, make
payments, and engage with providers.
to NDIS Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Employment Supports (SLES) information:
infographic that explains what SLES is and the types of supports students can
receive with SLES funding.
printable resources that explains SLES in plain English for participants
Asked Questions about SLES.
Questions to ask your SLES provider
assist with finding the right provider to help participants achieve their
should school leavers bring to an NDIA planning meeting?
To help planners or LACs understand how
to best support participants to achieve their goals.
school pathway options
infographic that shows various pathway options for students leaving school,
NDIS fund reasonable and necessary (R&N) employment supports in Community
Participation (CP), School Leaver employment Supports (SLES) and Australian
Disability Enterprise (ADE)
Other useful links
to help families:
Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) useful resources
Further information about post school programs and supports
outside of the NDIS.
to Employment for secondary students with significant disability
flowchart of pathway options for secondary students, a Ticket To Work resource.
to access a Disability Employment Service (DES)
a DES (a mainstream service) can help, what types of services there are, and
how to register.
· What is Eligible School Leavers? (ESL)
for DES Eligible School Leavers program.
Disability Enterprise (ADE) (supported employment)
about what ADEs are, their background, and their future.
· Pre-panning Toolkit for
Higher Education or Vocation Education and Training
NDCO have developed a collection of disability
type specific NDIS pre-planning resources for people with disability entering
Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training, designed to be used
before starting a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education
and training provider. These booklets will help participants identify what supports
they may need, who is responsible for providing them, and how to access them.