The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.P.71 Participation plan (ParentsNext)


An EPP is a participation plan for eligible ParentsNext participants (for the purposes of the SSAct and SS(Admin)Act).

ParentsNext Participants enter into a participation plan when required to do so under the SSAct and SS(Admin) Act.

Persons engaged by a ParentsNext provider are delegated the power to negotiate the terms of a participation plan.

Act reference: SSAct section 500(1)(ca) Qualification for PP

SS(Admin)Act section 40A Requirement to enter into employment pathway plans, section 40D Employment pathway plansā€”plans developed by the Employment Secretary

Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements - class of persons) Instrument 2021

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.11.11 ParentsNext

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