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Mum and Daughter

If you're a parent of young children starting primary school and would like support with returning to work, our ParentsNext program may be able to assist. 

ParentsNext can help you to:
  • Access employment support services, including your local job active provider
  • Get involved in activities that will provide opportunities for skill development or employment
  • Develop and realise your work goals for the future
  • Engage with local community organisations, including your local library, cultural organisations (where appropriate), playgroups, and other parenting programs

These opportunities will support and help prepare your for employment in the future.

ParentsNext can provide:
  • Interesting workshops and discussion groups to help you plan your future employment and training opportunities
  • Access to education and employment related assistance, when you are ready, delivered locally through employment and training organisations
  • Assistance with transport to attend appointments and activities as needed
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Access to health and other support services from a range of local specialists service providers
You can access ParentsNext if you:
  • Are aged 16 years and over
  • Have a youngest child aged between six months and six years old
  • Have been unemployed for at least six months
  • Live in the Brisbane South East Region

Clients will be referred by Services Australia as a condition of receiving Parenting Payment or can join the program on a voluntary basis by contacting us. Our staff will be in touch once a referral has been made.