As a Year 12 student with disability, you may be eligible for either Disability Employment Services (DES) or School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES NDIS), depending on how ready you are to transition from school to work.
If you are assessed as being able to work eight hours or more per week within the next two years, you will most likely be registered to DES to help you find a job. DES supports persons with disability to get ready to look for a job, find a job, and keep a job and are generally more ready for employment than those in SLES. DES participants who are in Year 12 can access DES ESL (Eligible School Leaver).
If you are assessed as needing more support through capacity building exercises to be able to work eight hours per week, you may be eligible for SLES to support your transition from school to work.
SLES is a NDIS-funded individualised service for up to two years, and may include supports to build your confidence, independent living, and vocational skills. Over this time, SLES prepares participants to be ready for DES and ultimately for work.