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ParentsNext - Bankstown South West

Employment, Education & Training

Bankstown, 2200

ParentsNext is for parents who have a child aged 9months to 6 years of age, have not had paid work in the last 6 months, and have been getting the Parenting Payment for the 2 - 4 Years. ParentsNext helps parents of young children to prepare to return to work or training once their youngest child goes to school. We help parents to set their education- and employment-related goals, and develop a pathway to achieving their goals while also helping them link with services and activities in their local community.

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ParentsNext aims to help you develop:

  • Confidence to apply for and sustain long term employment
  • Confidence to complete education and employment courses
  • Improved financial awareness and budgeting
  • Supportive and meaningful relationships with family and friends
  • Improved quality of life through accessing clinical mental health and counselling services
  • Confidence to independently access services, activities and community opportunities
  • Improved strategies to find work life balance.

Eligibility criteria

Parents must participate in ParentsNext if they:
* have been receiving Parenting Payment continuously and not engaged in work in the last six months
* have a youngest child who is at least nine months and under six years of age
* are under 55 years of age; and
* are under 22 years of age and have not completed the final year of school or
*are 22 years of age or over; have not completed the final year of school; and have been receiving income support continuously for more than two years or
*have completed their final year of school and been receiving income support continuously for more than four years.

Any Parenting Payment recipient with a child under six can volunteer to participate in ParentsNext.

Referral process

Through Services Australia or self-referrals for voluntary participants

ParentsNext - Bankstown South West location

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Suite 3, Level 7
66-72 Rickard Road Bankstown NSW 2200
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