Post School Options

Preparing for Post Schooling Options

post school work skillsStudents in years 10-12 at The Grove Education Centre are enrolled in Modified SACE subjects.  The primary focus during these years is to prepare students for post school and to increase their abilities in daily living independence, work skills, self-management, participation and social skills.

When students graduate from The Grove Education Centre there are several post school pathway options available to them.  Conversations between Teachers and families during Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meetings need to begin as soon as students are in Year 10. Thinking about post schooling options early will help set realistic and achievable post schooling outcomes.

Transitioning from School

The transition from school to the wider world can be an exciting time for students and families, but it can also be a very daunting one. Our students have often spent their entire school life at The Grove and finishing school, the idea of change and the unknown can be a scary thought for students and their families.  Staff will work closely with families to choose the best pathway for each student and assist in the transition to life after school.

There are 5 main post school options/pathways:

1. Day Options (recreational/social)
2. Supported Employment at an Australian Disability Enterprise
3. A combination of Day Options and Supported Employment
4. Open Employment
5. TAFE / Further study

NDIS

NDIS will now provide funding for individuals to access post school options where funding is required, such as Day Options.  Individual plans need to be reviewed in the latter part of the year if possible, to plan for and source funding for post school options.
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is a type of funding provided through the NDIS to help an individual reach their goals, objectives and aspirations.  SLES is a support for Year 12 school leavers to assist them transition from school and reach their employment goals.  Support may include work experience, generally in open employment, job skills training, travel training and activities that contribute to achieving an employment outcome.  Individuals can have SLES supports in their NDIS plan.

Please contact the school for more information.