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ParentsNext can help you find direction and plan for your family’s financial future. We’ll get started today, so you’re ready to take the next step when the children leave for school.

About ParentsNext

ParentsNext is a free pre-employment program that helps parents and guardians of young children to build skills and confidence and prepare for the workforce.

Our dedicated Career and Family Consultants can work with you to identify areas of interest and set career goals. They can also support you in building skills and gaining qualifications.

Our services are tailored to meet your needs and support you in overcoming personal barriers.

We’ll help you become ready to find work or enter further education when the time is right.

How we can help

We understand that the children are your top priority, so ParentsNext is flexible and delivered around your schedule and family’s needs. Through ParentsNext, we can help with the following:

Career Planning

Identify goals and explore career options

Pathway to Education

Find and apply for training or courses that align with your goals

Skills and Experience

Develop practical skills and complete work experience

Community Support

Access referrals to relevant community services

Health and Wellbeing

Access counselling and support services to build resilience to change

Driver’s Licence

Gain driving lessons and support in achieving your licence

Financial Support

Receive funds for work clothing, training, study and other essentials

Housing and Accommodation

Connect with emergency accommodation providers

Accessing Childcare

Connect with childcare providers while completing study or training


ParentsNext is available to Victorian parents and guardians who meet the below criteria:

  • Have received the Parenting Payment for the last 6 months
  • Are caring for a child over 9 months and under 6 years of age
  • Have not reported paid work to Centrelink in the last 6 months

ParentsNext is just one of the rewarding employment programs operated by Workskil Australia. We provide varied services for job seekers of all backgrounds, and another of our programs could be right for you.


Workskil Australia operates ParentsNext appointments from warm and inviting rooms within our Melbourne offices. We have toys, books and games to entertain children while parents meet with their Consultant.

Appointments are conducted face-to face, but we can accommodate phone or video chat appointments to meet the needs of participants.

Our Consultants are thoughtful, understanding and always handle appointments with care.

Find out more

To learn more about ParentsNext and how to register, call us or submit an enquiry.


1800 125 555 Enquiries Our locations