Civic School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) Program

School Leaver Employment Supports

Helping you get ready for work

Transitioning from the structure of school, into a work environment, can take time and a personal approach. At Civic, we offer a comprehensive School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) Program, designed to support Year 12 school leavers as they transition from school into employment.

Through our program, we help young people prepare, look for and gain employment, working with them to determine and achieve their employment goals.

  • What we do for you

    We work closely with local businesses to provide practical and engaging work experience opportunities to school leavers. Plus, with our thriving Civic Social Enterprises, multiple Kitchen & Catering outlets and plans for a school-leaver-operated upcycling business, we are uniquely placed to offer a diverse array of work experience opportunities, whilst also providing critical support in the workplace as well as support identifying and achieving relevant tertiary qualifications.

    For more information about Civic’s School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) program, click here to download the Civic SLES Information Pack.

  • School leavers will gain valuable skills in:

    • Information Technology
    • Design and Creative
    • Finance
    • Administration
    • Customer Service roles
    • Develop an individual career plan, create a resume and set goals
    • Expand social and interpersonal skills
    • Complete travel training and money management programs
  • Getting down with Upcycling


    In 2020, our SLES Program will grow to offer school-leavers their very own chance of owning and operating a small business enterprise, focusing on furniture refurbishment and upcycling. With the opportunity to be engrained in the business, school-leavers will have every opportunity to learn important business skills, from financial management to operational delivery and sales and marketing.

  • Katrina’s Story

    School Leaver Employment Supports Civic client, Katrina

    As she approached the end of her school career, Katrina knew she wanted a career in childcare, but was unclear how she would achieve her goal. Working with Katrina, Civic have been able to support Katrina, helping her achieve her Cert III in Early Childhood Education, and organising a work experience placement for her in a childcare centre. As she comes to the end of her study, we are now looking forward to helping Katrina find open employment in her dream job.

  • FAQs

    What is SLES?
    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports for participants to achieve their goals and aspirations through an individualised plan. For participants who are Year 12 school leavers this may include SLES to assist the transition from school to employment. SLES is expected to deliver vocational skills development and contribute to the participant achieving an employment outcome. SLES may include job skills, travel and communication training.

  • Find out More 

    Civic’s School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) Program is currently being restructured and will be relaunched soon. Please complete the form below to receive all updates and information regarding this program.

    Or contact our Customer Service Team on 1300MYCIVIC (1300 692 484) or email

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