Helping eligible parents of young children plan and prepare for employment

Workforce Australia - Employment | Skills | Support

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.

NJL is a Child Safe Organisation

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  • North & North East Tasmania – Launceston, George Town, St Helens – Suzanne Johnston- 03 6334 4966
  • Northwest Tasmania – ​Burnie, Devonport, Rosebery, Smithton, Ulverstone – John Braslin – 03 6432 3211
  • ​Hobart & Southern Tasmania – Moonah, Bridgewater, Hounville, Kingston, New Norfolk, Sorell, Swansea – Andrew Jones – 03 6278 7873


  • Rockhampton, Berserker, Gladstone, Emerald, Woorabinda, Yeppoon – Clare Davey – 07 4921 3107


  • Darwin, Palmerston, Casuarina – Ange Todhunter – 08 8983 3465

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