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A friendlier, stronger and more collaborative program.

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What is ParentsNext

ParentsNext is a free program designed to support eligible parents develop pre-employability skills, as they navigate and prepare for their next stage in life.

  • Identify education and employment goals

  • Develop a pathway to achieve their goals

  • Connect with local support services

  • Access financial support to ensure you succeed at training, education or employment


Who is eligible?

ParentsNext is now a voluntarily program, you can seek support and sign up with us based on the following criteria: 

  • Received Parenting Payment for the last six months

  • Have a child aged between the ages of 9 months and 5 years 5 months

  • under the age of 55


You may be referred by services Australia, or you can directly register by contacting us.

What can ParentsNext help me with?

ParentsNext at NJL gives parents the opportunity to develop skills and confidence that enable them to become employment ready, when they are ready.

We will provide you with the knowledge tools and financial support to succeed at any of your future goals big or small.

We can support with:

  • Provide financial support - licences, courses, laptops for study, transport costs, medical expenses and more

  • Discuss and plan for your future

  • Connect you and your family with the right people and services

  • Support with positive step to achieve the goals you set

  • Driving lessons

  • Parenting and personal development courses

  • Developing tailored resumes and covers letters

  • Support with job search and applications 


We also provide language and cultural support for participants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Hear from our participants

We think ParentsNext is great but don't just take out word for it, hear what our participants have to say!

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Our Locations 


North & North East Tasmania - Launceston, George Town, St Helens

Call : (03) 6334 4966

Northwest Tasmania - ​Burnie, Devonport, Rosebery, Smithton, Ulverstone

Call - (03) 6432 3211

Hobart & Southern Tasmania - Bridgewater, Hounville, Kingston, Margate, New Norfolk, Sorell, Swansea

Call - (03) 6278 7873


Rockhampton, Berserker, Gladstone, Emerald, Woorabinda, Yeppoon

Call- (07) 4921 3107


Darwin, Palmerston, Casuarina

Call - (08) 8983 3465

Interested in joining ParentsNext?

Get in touch with us via phone, email or fill out the interest form below and we will contact you

Phone: 1300 136 496


How can we help?

For any questions or enquires, please fill out the below form and we will be in touch

NJL is a Child Safe Organisation

Please click here to access our policies and practices on how NJL ensure the wellbeing of young people and children in our services.

Service Delivery Plan

North & Northwest Tasmania 

Southern Tasmania 

Fitzroy, Queensland 

Darwin, Northern Territory 

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