School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

Afford’s School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) service provides young people with disabilities the employability support they need to transition from school to the workforce. This exciting time in young people’s lives is filled with opportunity and possibility, and we are here to realise your aspirations as you leave school and make your way into the world of work.

What does our SLES service do?

Afford’s SLES program equips young people with skills, knowledge and real-world experience to enter work or further training with confidence. This program is suitable for young people who are looking to get a job straight after school, or who are thinking of doing further study or training before they commence work.

Afford’s trainers will introduce you to a range of opportunities through work experience, community engagement and industry visits. Through this program, you will:

Meet a range of employers.

See what a day in the life of someone doing the job you want looks like.

Get some hands-on training and experience.

Be supported to consider which option is right for you.

“Coming to SLES, I have learnt a heap of new skills and made so many new friends! Going to work experience at the Butterfly Farm, I got to help people and it feels good when I help others.”

We get you ready to apply for jobs and get the job you want

Afford’s SLES program gets you ready to apply for work and to be positioned with strength and confidence to get the job you want. We work with you to determine what your goals are. We develop a work plan with you and support you to regularly review this plan.

Afford’s SLES program also works with school leavers who have a disability to:

Creating a resume and cover letter.

Learn how to look for jobs and where to find them.

Make job applications.

Develop strong interview skills.

Communicate with prospective employers.

Developing work-ready skills.

Developing customer service skills – so you can communicate effectively with customers, clients and colleagues.

Our SLES program provides you with employment pathways to a range of sectors, including:



Customer service.

Hospitality and tourism.


We work with school leavers to explore a range of possibilities for employment and meaningful work for the future.

Our SLES Offices


40 Lancaster Road
Ingleburn NSW 2565
Phone: 02 9829 6277


Unit 1 / 50 Jedda Road
Prestons NSW 2170
Phone:  0435 047 599


Unit 5B 61-79 Henry Street
Penrith NSW  2750
Phone: 0428 122 653


Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre
9 George Street
Caboolture QLD 4510
Phone: 0468 566 059

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