Pathway to Education & Employment
Our ParentsNext service helps parents identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and link them to activities and services in the local community.
As a ParentsNext provider, we can assist parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.
ParentsNext is targeted at Parenting Payment recipients, with a youngest child aged under six, who have not reported employment income in the past six months. Participants get assistance to identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve these goals and connect with appropriate activities and services in their local community.
How can ParentsNext help you?
ParentsNext can assist parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age by:
- Identifying their education and employment goals
- Developing a pathway to achieve their goals
- Combining preparing for work with their parenting responsibilities
- Accessing complimentary services in the local community
ParentsNext can also help parents to:
- Increase their educational qualifications
- Develop practical skills to get a job
- Identify and address barriers to employment
- Access child care assistance
Parents will meet with their ParentsNext Coach every three months to update their participation plan and complete activities to prepare them for employment.
Who is eligible for ParentsNext?
Parents may be eligible for CVGT Australia’s ParentsNext service if:
- They have been receiving Parenting Payment for the last six months.
- They had no income during this period.
- They have a child aged less than six years old.
How can I access ParentsNext?
Parents can access ParentsNext via:
- The Department of Human Services – As a condition of receiving a Parenting Payment (These parents will be contacted by the Department)
- Direct registration with CVGT Australia
Request a consultation with ParentsNext
Please complete the form and one of the team at CVGT will contact you.