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1.1.P.57 ParentsNext


ParentsNext is a pre-employment program providing early intervention assistance to parents with young children. ParentsNext helps parents to identify their education and employment goals and refer them to local activities and service providers who will help them achieve these goals.

ParentsNext has operated since April 2016 in 10 locations across Australia.

From July 2018, ParentsNext has operated nationally, in all non-remote areas of Australia.

The 3 broad objectives of ParentsNext are to:

  • target early intervention assistance to parents at risk of long-term welfare dependency
  • help parents identify their education and employment related goals and participate in activities that help them achieve their goals, and
  • connect parents to local services that can help them address any barriers to employment.

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