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. 


Get in touch

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


Get support

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



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.
  2. The Department of Human Services – as a condition of receiving a Parenting Payment (these parents will be contacted by the Department).

Request a consultation 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

ParentsNext makes ‘dream job’ possible for Tammy

When Tammy joined CVGT Employment ParentsNext in Wodonga, she needed support to re-enter the workforce. As a newly single Mum of two young girls, with no childcare in place and debt mounting she started to lose confidence in achieving her employment goals. “I was feeling really low, my whole life had been flipped upside down,”…

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CVGT Employment ParentsNext 2023 Toy Drive

Christmas is a time for joy and giving. In the spirit of spreading happiness, we are looking for toy donations to bring some early Christmas joy to families participating in our ParentsNext program. 2022 CVGT Employment Toy Drive donations. The call out is for the annual CVGT Employment ParentsNext 2023 Toy Drive, which will run…

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Single- parent Jordan finds flexibility and financial freedom

For Jordan, being an unemployed single mum of two boys came with many financial challenges –paying bills, rent and putting food on the table. However, she was determined to return to work to improve her family income, she just needed some support to get there. Jordan joined the CVGT Employment ParentsNext program in October 2022….

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Alanna finds family- work- life sweet spot

Alanna finally found the right balance, juggling motherhood, starting a personal training business and teaching fitness skills to kids.   CVGT Employment first met Alanna when she joined the ParentsNext program at the Ringwood office. Returning to work after becoming a parent Wanting to explore a new career path after being a stay-at-home parent her…

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Tracey’s remarkable journey empowers ParentsNext participants

Tracey is a vibrant mum who has lived a remarkable journey to become a CVGT Employment ParentsNext Transition Support Coach, inspiring other parents to conquer hurdles and pursue meaningful employment opportunities. “[Being a single mum] was a tough time on so many levels,” Tracey says. “My son Chris was five years old when his dad…

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Narre Warren ParentsNext partnering with Share the Dignity

With the cost of living on the rise ParentsNext Transition Support Coaches, Stephanie and Ashley realised their participants were struggling and foregoing essential items. Share the Dignity works to make an on-the-ground difference in the lives of women experiencing homelessness or doing it tough. The organisation distributes sanitary items to those in need and work…

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