School Leaver
Employment Supports

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Thinking about your future after school and transitioning into work?

The APM Futures team is a registered NDIS provider delivering School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) for participants aged 15 to 22.

We can help you discover a career path that is right for you and help you get the support to make a strong start on your employment journey.

You get the support that's right for you and your needs so we can establish your vocational identity and meet your work goals and aspirations.

Our approach will include various exciting stages in building your capacity for work including training, learning valuable life and workplace skills combined with real work experience.

Whether it’s starting out in a paid job after school, identifying your career aspirations or other vocational goals, we’re dedicated to giving you the confidence and capability to succeed.

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Join a free online information session

Attend a live information session to ask questions and learn;

  • What are NDIS Employment Supports
  • What is the School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) program
  • School Leavers Employment Supports vs Disability Employment Supports
  • What you can expect from the program and supports
  • How to get funding in your NDIS Plan
  • How APM Futures will help get you started

The information sessions run for 30 minutes via Teams.

Click the button below to go to the event registration page, use the drop-down menu to select the session you would like to attend.

Think beyond the classroom

We want to know your interests, talents, aspirations, and future goals so we can explore where you can go in life and build the service that is right for you.

Our team is dedicated to helping you gain:

  • Confidence to plan and prepare for the future
  • Skills and knowledge to boost your working potential
  • Ideas and aspirations for future careers
  • Greater independence
  • More connections in your community
  • New friendships and professional relationships

Tailored support: finding the right path

The APM Futures School Leaver Employment Supports service is tailored for each participant. We have activities to help build your capacity for employment and prepare for the world of work, instead of just going straight into job searching as soon as school finishes.

We will work with you, usually over a period of two years, delivering supports including: 

  • Establishing a Program of Supports – reviewed every 12 weeks
  • A skills and needs assessment
  • A service tailored to your goals and aspirations
  • Small group support and activities
  • Real-world work experience

Through various activities we help with:

  • Establishing your vocational identity
  • Writing resumes and succeeding in job interviews
  • Building key skills including:
    • Travelling and transport to and from work
    • Understanding workplace expectations
    • Time management
    • Understanding instructions
    • Working with employers and colleagues
    • Speaking with customers
    • Handling money and budgeting

Register with APM Futures and start working on your future today

If you or someone you know is an NDIS participant and and interested in their future employment prospects, click Register Now and fill in your details.

We’ll be in touch to check the eligibility requirements and guide you through getting started.

If you don’t have funding for employment supports in your NDIS plan, we can provide assistance to guide you through the process with your NDIS planner.

To speak to someone about the school leavers program, or other NDIS employment support services, call 1300 276 757 or email

APM success stories

Meet Chanay

Chanay was 16 when she discovered the hearing bones inside her ears were being eaten away by a disease.

Like anyone, the loss of hearing and medical procedures that followed took their toll on the teenager.

Meet Jarryd

Facing the world of work is daunting for anyone when they finish school and look for their first job.

For Jarryd, and thousands of other young Australians every year, this next step in his life was made even more challenging due to his autism.

Meet Maddy

Maddy knows something about overcoming a challenge.

Growing up with cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability and epilepsy wasn’t easy.

But when it came to finding a job Maddy and her parents thought they wouldn’t find many opportunities. Then Maddy joined APM.