WHAT IS PARENTSNEXT?
ParentsNext helps eligible parents to plan and prepare for employment
by the time their children go to school, Participants will get help to:
Identify education and employment goals
Develop a pathway to achieve their goals
Combine preparing for work with parenting responsibilities
Access activities and services in the local community.
Participants in the Intensive Stream may be able to access a range of other support including a participation fund, wage subsidies and relocation assistance.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Parents will be allocated and encouraged to participate in the ParentsNext initiative via Centrelink, as well as voluntarily within the service catchment area and based on meeting the following criteria:
Received Parenting Payment for the last six months
Not had employment earnings during this period, and
Have a child aged under six years.
Parents who receive Parenting Payment and have a child under six years can volunteer for ParentsNext if they live in an Intensive Stream location.
LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS
North & North East Tasmania - Launceston, George Town, St Helens
Heather King - 03 6334 4966
Northwest Tasmania - Burnie, Devonport, Rosebery, Smithton, Ulverstone
John Braslin - 03 6432 3211
Hobart & Southern Tasmania - Bridgewater, Hounville, Kingston, Margate, New Norfolk, Sorell, Swansea
Kristy Harrold - 03 6278 7873
Rockhampton, Berserker, Gladstone, Emerald, Woorabinda, Yeppoon
Fitzroy - Clare Davey - 07 4921 3107
DARWIN - Darwin, Palmerston, Casuarina
Hannah Wake - 08 8983 3465
SERVICE DELIVERY PLANS
For further information, visit www.employment.gov.au/parentsnext