Vocational Skills Training and Employment

Our School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) and vocational skills service is a practical, hands on service, with a genuine focus and commitment to finding our customers a real job, work experience or volunteer opportunities.

Building your independence

  1. Discover

    Your future career path

  2. Prepare

    For job applications

  3. Plan

    For your future

  4. Refine

    Your employability skills

What we offer

Our Vocational Skills Training (SLES) will help you achieve your goals – this looks different for everyone and we work with our customers with a tailored approach. We help with finding work experience or volunteer opportunities, learning to socialise within the workplace, travel training or another specific skill to help find a job.

We support our customers both individually or in a small group, learning at a pace that suits them. We help our customers build their confidence and achieve their career goals, working with them every step of the way. Focusing on strengths, our qualified, accredited and committed staff can support our customers in a number of ways.

Communicating with others

Making decisions

Everyday safety

Community engagement and socialisation

Planning and preparation

Handling money

Meal time supports

Eating out at a café

Domestic and household tasks

Learning how to use public transport

Personal care and hygiene

Cooking and eating healthy foods

Local news

Work Readiness

We support customers to learn new skills, large and small, to enable greater independence.  These skills are tailored to suit the individual needs of participants and can be centred on almost any goal they may have. This may include. 

What you will get from this service

  • Support to identify your skills and strengths
  • Decision making skills for your future
  • Strong support network to develop your independence
  • Personalised support to prepare you for working life
  • Access to passionate and trained professionals who will provide encouragement and support along the way
  • A solid foundation to increase your chances of securing work experience or long term employment that suits you

Pathway To Work

Face to Face Training
We understand each customer is different and offer a unique plan for each person. With a range of extensive online training modules and resources, we can offer support to further study, work experience or job placement. 

Work Experience
We have strong relationships with trusted companies, in a variety of industries, in all our Northcott offices. We offer individual support throughout your work experience placement.

Our customers will receive regular feedback and support to ensure they get the most out of these opportunities, are happy and can reach their potential.

Finding A Job
Through our Vocational Skills (SLES) service, we allow our customers to begin with understanding employer expectations whilst building on communication, social skills and job preparation. We help our customers understand how to best work with others and the new ways to find and apply for a job.

"I feel with Northcott you have that extra support"

Greg Khatchigian - Vocational Skills customer

Where this service is available

This service is available in the following locations:

  • Albury – 530-540 Swift Street, Albury, NSW, 2640
  • Ballina – 64 Crane Street, Ballina, NSW, 2478.
  • Campbelltown –  1/101 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW, 2640.
  • Casula – Casula Central, Suite 6, Building 18, 633 Hume Highway, Casula, NSW, 2170.
  • Coffs Harbour – 1/169-171 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450. 
  • Hornsby – 720/1C Burdett Street, Hornsby, NSW, 2077
  • Hurstville – 2.02/12 Butler Road, Hurstville, NSW, 2220
  • Oak Flats – 46 Centrak Avenue, Oak Flats, NSW, 2529.
  • Parramatta –  1 Fennell Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2750
  • Penrith – 30 Belmore Street, Penrith, NSW, 2750
  • Seven Hills – 13/197 Prospect Highway, Seven HIlls, NSW, 2147
  • Tamworth – 147 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth, 2340
  • Taree – 3a/225-227 Victoria Street, Taree, NSW, 2430.
  • Wagga Wagga – 124 Peter street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
  • Wollongong – 31 Kenny Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500

The day and time this service is available is location specific. Vocational Skills (SLES) is offered at multiple locations across the state, click here to view service locations. 

NDIS planning and support 
When it comes to making the most of your NDIS funding, we can assist you with Coordination of Supports, NDIS planning, and provide the highest standard of support services.

Combining experience and commitment 
Northcott utilises a team of experienced coordinators to facilitate our Vocational Skills program. Our team is made up of skilled centre based coordinators and support workers. Our workers have extensive experience across a range of disability services to support and manage complex disability.

We focus on building independence and social inclusion through a diverse range of fun and educational activities. Designed so customers are able to build their confidence and self-esteem, while learning how to express their opinions, make decisions and respect others.

Disabilities supported

We support various forms of disability including neurological, congenital and genetic conditions. This includes cerebral palsy (CP), Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and Rett syndrome. We also support people with intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Fine Motor Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Additional funding information

  Individual Coaching Group Coaching
Finding and keeping a job  
Assistance with social and community participation  
Increased social and community participation   
Improved learning  
SLES (School Leavers Employment Support)    
Improved relationships     


Find out more

Call us on 1300 261 435

Make an enquiry

We acknowledge and respect the traditional owners of the land that we work on.