ParentsNext

Engagement Support vouchers are available to you

When you engage with the ParentsNext program, CVGT Employment can now offer Engagement Support vouchers following attendance at face-to-face appointments.

The Engagement Support vouchers are designed to assist with the rising cost of fuel, groceries, and clothing.

During your appointment, we will discuss your personal preferences and the type of vouchers that will offer the greatest benefit to you.

Initial Engagement Support – $100 voucher
Offered to new participants who commence in the program after attending an initial face-to-face appointment.

Ongoing Engagement Support – $50 voucher
Offered to existing participants in the program who attend ongoing face-to-face appointments.

Up to $250 in Engagement Support vouchers are available per participant.

Ask your Transition Support Coach for more information or call us on 132 848.

CVGT Employment Transition Support Coach Skye with ParentsNext participant Melissa.

Supporting parents to achieve their goals

Your life is unique, and we understand life can be a juggle with family. The ParentsNext program can support you to create and achieve your education, training, and employment goals.

After taking time off to raise children, getting back into study or work can be a daunting step. ParentsNext helps you decide how you want to do it, and we’ll support you along the way.

How can ParentsNext help you?

Together we work with you to understand your individual circumstances and develop a practical and supportive approach to address and overcome barriers that may prevent you from achieving your goals.

You will be assigned a dedicated ParentsNext coach to support you. Working together you can:

  • Identify your education and employment goals
  • Create a plan to achieve your goals and follow your passions
  • Balance your family responsibilities with work or study
  • Access activities and services in your local community
  • Increase your educational qualifications
  • Explore new career opportunities
  • Access financial assistance for education, training, employment related expenses*

* Based on individual circumstances and in line with eligibility criteria.

“We have one life, and it’s yours – dream it, live it, love it – just like I’m doing.”


– Bronwen, ParentsNext participant

How we open doors and create amazing futures for parents

When you connect with CVGT Employment, you get access to a dedicated ParentsNext support coach who understands your needs and your community. 

1

Get in touch

Simply fill out this form and we’ll be in contact shortly to set up a meeting.

2

Get support

We’ll work together to identify your goals and create a plan.

3

Success!

We meet regularly to make sure you are getting the support and balance you need.

“I am blessed to know Pauline, my ParentsNext support coach.
My family have noticed how happy I have been recently.”


– Mel, ParentsNext participant

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a ParentsNext consultation?

You will meet regularly with your ParentsNext coach, based on your individual needs. At these meetings you can expect to:

  • Identify new services and/or activities
  • Review your goals and update your participation plan
  • Be referred to other support services (if needed), and
  • Be referred to education and/or training opportunities
What is a ParentsNext work-ready assessment?

As a ParentsNext participant, you may be required to participate in a work-ready assessment. These assessments take place every six months, and can help to:

  • Shape how we deliver ParentsNext assistance to you
  • Discover more about yourself and what motivates you
  • Set your long-term goals, and
  • Show your progress in ParentsNext
Who is eligible for ParentsNext?

You are eligible for ParentsNext if you:

  • Have been receiving a Parenting Payment (Partnered or Single)
  • Have a youngest child who is under six years of age
  • You reside in a CVGT Employment ParentsNext service area
How can I access ParentsNext?

Parents can access ParentsNext via:

  1. Contacting CVGT Employment direct – this is called ‘direct registration’. You can start that process by requesting a free consultation here.
    or
  2. The Department of Human Services – as a condition of receiving a Parenting Payment (these parents will be contacted by the Department).

Request a callback with ParentsNext

Please complete the form and one of the team at CVGT will contact you to arrange a free consultation.

Silva’s rise from ParentsNext participant to manager

After taking a six-year break from work to raise a family, Silva was a little anxious about where to go with her career, so she joined our ParentsNext program to develop her confidence and access support to get back into the workforce.

While participating through the program, support worker and ParentsNext manager Karen saw great potential in Silva and encouraged her to apply as a ParentsNext coach herself.

Silva was successful and the next four years saw her develop her career with CVGT Employment to become the Quality and Assurance Manager of ParentsNext and YConnect, all while studying Certificate IV in Training and Assessment!

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How we’ve helped parents achieve their goals

Paramedic career a step closer with ParentsNext

May is passionate about healthcare, and with the support of CVGT Employment she is a step closer to realising her dream career. With our ParentsNext team by her side, May is well on the way to becoming a paramedic. My Parents Next support coach played a crucial role in my motivation and overall progress.They regularly…

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Flying the flag for Zung

Sometimes people who come to our employment services have needs or priorities that go beyond employment. Zung connected with our ParentsNext program having arrived in Australia six years ago as a refugee from Myanmar with no knowledge of the English language. But Zung was keen to commit to her new home by securing citizenship. “Zung…

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Katie gets her chance to shine

Katie’s goals and ambitions were clear when she connected with CVGT Employment ParentsNext program. With a qualification behind her but no experience in the workplace to show for it, she just wanted to get an opportunity to show what she could do as an integration aide. Up stepped CVGT Employment Transition Support Coach Skye, giving…

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Overcoming trauma to forge new path

Rebecca’s employment story is remarkable for the courage and persistence she has shown. From trauma to triumph, she has rebuilt her skills and found a new career. Here she talks about her journey, and how CVGT Employment’s ParentsNext team provided the support she needed along the way. After having my son, I knew I was…

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Support parents to follow their passion

Are you struggling to find a way into the career of your dreams? Our team can help you chart a path and take the first steps on your journey to meaningful employment. One of the programs helping people get their career on track is ParentsNext, which supports parents to return to the workforce after having…

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