School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES), is designed to support young people in their final year of school and those that have left school, to make a successful transition from school to employment.

Explore your post school options with CPA

CPA’s School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) offering includes a wide choice of options to help young people with cerebral palsy and similar conditions prepare their own unique pathway to employment. If you’re about to finish school or have just left or want to find a job? That’s where SLES can help.

Our SLES employment supports includes skills development in areas such as time management, travelling, money handling, and taking instructions and understanding expectations.

CPA’s SLES delivers vocational skills development and contributes to young people achieving their desired employment outcome. SLES is an NDIS supports – it’s not a set program, but you can get funding for up to two years.

CPA's School Employment Leavers Support (SLES) offering

CPA School Leavers Employment Support (SLES) offering has been developed to provide an individualised service at the individual level and activities are adapted to the individual’s needs. There’s a huge range of skills you can learn with CPA to get you ‘job ready’. These include:

CPA’s Expert Youth Coaches

People learn in different ways. That’s why our SLES offering supports you with the expert knowledge and experience from a CPA Youth Coach. We offer an innovative approach to employment skills development and include both individual and small group activities. You will always be able to learn at your own pace with as much or as little support as you need.

Who can enrol in CPA’s SLES offering?

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Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy

Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction


This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.