Support for school leavers

Whether you’re interested in a job, study, volunteering, learning new skills, a new place to live – or just having some fun – Yooralla can support you to plan what’s next.

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Are you finishing school and wondering what to do next? We have a variety of options available to help you live the life you choose.

Whether you’re interested in a job, studying, volunteering, learning new skills, finding a new place to live, or just having some fun – we can support you to plan what comes next! Talk to us about achieving your goals.

I want to be more independent and learn new skills

We can support you to develop daily living skills to become more independent. Our Assistance with Daily Life, Community Hubs and Therapy supports are flexible and tailored to your goals, needs and outcomes. Whether it’s at home, in the community, at school or work, for business, health or leisure, we can provide one-to-one support for a range of tasks.

I want to get a job

We provide a wide range of employment possibilities, including customised employment. If you’d like to get job ready, we can help you learn valuable skills and find the job that’s right for you! 

Maybe you would like to work in retail, at one of our Social Enterprises, be an electrician, or even run your own business – whatever your employment goals are, Yooralla can support you to pursue them by providing job skills training and building pathways into employment.

I want to study further

Whatever you’d like to study, we can support you to make it happen. Our Community and Learning Hubs are dedicated to learning and development, offering several non-accredited training programs, matched to individual goals and needs. Our Hubs can provide opportunities for work and volunteer experience. Programs aim to help build confidence in a learning environment and can be a stepping stone to TAFE courses or open employment. 

We also have existing partnerships with several TAFEs, so we can support you in this environment. Our Community and Learning Hub programs and supports are complimentary to our employment supports and can help you transition to paid work. 

We can provide one-to-one support and tailor your Hub program to your interests to enhance your life skills, independence and wellbeing.

I want to do something fun!

Our Social and Community Participation supports can help you meet new friends, take a class, try new activities, join a social group or go on a holiday! We offer a range of individual recreation supports, group activities and recreational outings. 

We also provide one-to-one individual support, so let us know what you enjoy and we can work with you to make it happen!

I want to move out of home

With a variety of Home and Living options across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, we can help you find your new home and live more independently – whether that’s with housemates or on your own. 

We understand accommodation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and will help you find the right home, with the right level of service and support. Whether you need support around the clock or just for a few hours a day, we can work with you to design a support program that suits your needs.

If you’d like to take a short break from your daily routine or try living out of home, our Short-Term Accommodation (or respite) options can enable you to be independent and achieve your goals in a supported environment. You can stay for a day, overnight, a weekend or a few weeks. Stays can be planned or an emergency visit and they may be regular or occasional.

During your stay, we can work with you to plan fun activities and learn new skills. We also have Specialist Accommodation options if you have complex respiration or mechanical ventilation needs, or if you require high-level support as a result of progressive neurological disorders.

need help understanding and implementing my NDIS plan!

The NDIS can be confusing, but we’re here to help! We offer free NDIS consultations and resources to help you understand the NDIS at any stage of your journey. If you are funded for Support Coordination in your NDIS plan, we can help you understand and implement your NDIS plan and find the right supports and service providers for you. 

We offer Support Coordination and Specialist Support Coordination.

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Speak with our Yooralla Connect team about your options when you finish school.

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