Transition to work or study
For all school leavers, completing school and going into further education or work is a step into the unknown. At CPL, our transition to work programs can provide teenagers and young adults with the skills and tools they need to get job ready.
Getting out into the community
If your teen wants to go music event, we can help make it happen. If your teen wants to have a beach day out or hit the markets, we're there to support. Whatever the adventure, our support workers can assist but the match is essential. We invest time to understand your teen's interests, likes and dislikes - and then connect them with someone they truly click with.
We're passionate about employment and supporting young people to realise their strengths, gain confidence and put themselves out into the world doing something they love. We have a range of employment pathways that are tailored to each goal, dream and journey.
Creative, recreational and life skills programs
We have programs especially for teenagers to meet and hang out with other teens, socialise, learn new skills, explore interests and try new things. They're brilliant for meeting new people and exploring ways to step out of comfort zones.
We can support your teenager or school leaver to live life with more independence and autonomy at home, at any time of day. Whether it's in a shared living arrangement, an individual or family home, our services can assist to keep routines going and ensure things run smoothly.
Therapies can support your teenager to more independent and reach their goals. From increasing mobility to creating exercise programs and promoting clearer speech, our occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and social workers are on your team.
Equipment and aids
Our team can provide advice on the latest communication technologies and how to use them, as well as prescribe mobility and seating equipment to make everyday living easier. This may include assistance and advice on how to deal with growth and how to optimise independence.
"I recognised we were going to work well together. Having that one place with all the services... it's nice." - Grace, Max's mum
Teens & School Leavers Support - FAQs
My child has finished school but has no idea what they want to do next, can CPL help?
What kinds of programs are available through SLES?
There are lots of different programs available through SLES that can be tailored to your child's interests. They can include:
- Coffee cart and barista skills
- Retail market skills
- Landscaping and commercial garden maintenance
- First aid and workplace health and safety training
- Personal branding and presentation
- Travel and driver training
- Communication skills and confidence building
- Life skills including money handling, taking instructions and time management
- Work experience opportunities
- Self-employment development opportunities