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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.

We will first work with you to address any challenges or concerns within your immediate family so you can then focus on your future.

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

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 your family and children are the 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, explore career options and employment opportunities for you and your immediate family

Pathway to Education

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

Skills and Experience

Develop practical skills and complete work experience to prepare for the future

Community Support

Access referrals to relevant community services for you and your family

Health and Wellbeing

Access counselling, support services and financial aid for medical appointments and medicines for you and your children

Driver’s Licence

Complete driving lessons and gain 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


Centrelink Referral

ParentsNext is available to Victorian parents and guardians who are referred by Centrelink (Services Australia) and meet the following 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
  • Are under 55 years of age

Direct Registration

Parents and guardians without a referral can still access ParentsNext through direct registration. Contact Workskil Australia and we can confirm eligibility and get you started on this worthwhile program.


Appointments are conducted face-to-face or virtually via phone or video conference.

Our offices are warm and inviting, with toys, books, and games to entertain children while you complete your appointment. Alternatively, appointments can be conducted out in the community at a location convenient to you.

Our Consultants are thoughtful and 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