Post school programs
Post School programs help people with disability develop the skills they need to increase their independence and participate as valued and active members of the community as they leave school.
New South Wales is currently transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. All Post School Program applications will need to consider the roll out of the NDIS in New South Wales. For more information see 2017 School Leavers and the NDIS
2017 School Leavers and the NDIS
New South Wales is currently transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. All Post School Supports applications will need to consider the roll out of the NDIS in New South Wales. For more information see Post School Supports Assessment Information for School Leavers with disability & their families FACT Sheet
Post School programs are for young people who:
- are over 17 years old and are leaving school or up to two years after leaving school
- are not undertaking full-time paid employment, vocational or higher education
- are residents of New South Wales; and
- have an intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory disability or like impairment and are eligible for a service under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and
- are assessed as eligible by Family and Community Services.
More information on eligibility assessment
The Community Participation program assists young people with disability to develop the skills they need to work towards their goals, increase their independence and participate as active members in their community.
Community Participation is for young people with disability with moderate to very high support needs who need an alternative to paid employment or further education in the medium or longer term.
Find out more about Community Participation
Transition to Work
Transition to Work is a program that helps young people with disability to become work ready. The program helps people to gain the skills and/or qualifications needed to successfully find and keep employment.
Transition to Work provides services to young people with a range of support needs but is primarily targeted to young people with moderate to high needs who are unable to immediately access employment.
Find out more about Transition to Work
2016 Post School Leaver Brochure
For more information on Post School programs, contact your local FACS district office, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and ask to speak to the Post School Program Coordinator.
You can also call the Life Skills and Respite information line on 1800 761 030 or email email@example.com.
Find out your different options at TAFE NSW as a school leaver with disability.
For more information about Commonwealth Disability Employment Services (DES) or Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) services in your area, visit the Centrelink website or call Centrelink on 13 27 17.
For more information about NDIS, visit the NDIS website