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

TASMANIA

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

QUEENSLAND

Rockhampton, Berserker, Gladstone, Emerald, Woorabinda, Yeppoon

Fitzroy - Clare Davey - 07 4921 3107

DARWIN - Darwin, Palmerston, Casuarina

Hannah Wake - 08 8983 3465

SERVICE DELIVERY PLANS

North & Northwest Tasmania

Southern Tasmania

Fitzroy, Queensland

Darwin, Northern Territory

For further information, visit www.employment.gov.au/parentsnext

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