Providing students with disability an individualised pathway to the workforce.
If you are in your final years of high school, our team is ready to set you up for success with a number of school leaver options for you to choose from.
Apprentices and traineeships
Edge works closely with local schools to identify students in their final years of high school who could benefit from a school-based traineeship. If chosen, you would be able to gain valuable experience within the workplace, giving you the opportunity to transition from school to work with confidence. To find out more, contact our team.
Disability Employment Services (DES) for Eligible School Leavers (ESL)
DES supports people with disability to look for a job, find a job, and keep a job through a program called DES ESL. This program is available to students in Year 11 and 12, and will give you the chance to participate in a school-based traineeship with plenty of learning opportunities and support.
To find out if you are eligible for DES ESL, please contact us or view the DES Eligible School Leaver Guidelines.
School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) initiative
This initiative gives Year 12 school leavers with significant disability tailored support to navigate the move from school to work. Your SLES program will involve a range of training sessions, which may include travel training, time management, money handling, work experience and taking instructions. This support can continue for up to two years after you leave school to ensure you are well prepared for what lies ahead.
For more information, please contact our team.
Charged Up for Work (CUFW)
Charged Up for Work (CUFW) is an employment pathway for school students with disability or long-term health conditions. CUFW will help to create a smoother transition from high school to the workplace, making it easier for students to adapt and thrive in new environments.
The program includes a tailored work preparation training program which runs one full day per week for seven weeks, providing students with practical employment skills that will support them in the workplace. Upon completion of the training, graduates will receive up to 12 months’ individualised support to pursue their chosen career.