ParentsNext is an Australian Government initiative to help parents prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.

SSI delivers ParentsNext in partnership with Metro Assist, Sydney Multicultural Community Services, Advance Diversity Services, Core Community Services, Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative and Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre, in 14 different locations across Sydney Metro East and Sydney South West.

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Becoming a parent often means more time is spent in caring for children and less time in the paid workforce.

ParentsNext work with parents to identify goals and develop skills so that they can enter the workforce once their children reach school age.

How ParentsNext can help

Our professionals will help to:

• identify education, training and employment goals
• choose activities to help reach those goals
• identify barriers to achieving goals
• create a Participation Plan to set out goals and activities

Depending on participants needs, they can also:

• make connections to education, training and employment services
• provide training to boost job readiness
• invite participants to talks by employers about jobs in the local area
• make links with local services to address personal, parenting, child care or family needs
• organise groups to meet other parents taking part in ParentsNext
• assess job readiness using tools such as Work Star and the Job Seeker Classification Instrument
• in some cases, pay for small expenses to enable completion of activities

ParentsNext works with two groups of parents – those who are referred to us by the Department of Human Services as a ‘compulsory participant’, and those who are ‘voluntary participants’.

To find out more, you can contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit a ParentsNext office near you::

Site Name



In partnership with


Suite 1, 260 Liverpool Rd

(02) 9798 1700

Metro Assist Limited

Bankstown - Metro Assist

62 Meredith Street

(02) 8709 0200

Metro Assist Limited

Bankstown- Settlement Services

2/462 Chapel St

(02) 8071 1050

SSI office


59-63 Evaline Street

(02) 9789 3744

Metro Assist


3 General Bridges Crescent

(02) 96633922

Sydney Multicultural Community Services


142 Addison Road

0434 393 135

Metro Assist


552 Princes Highway

(02) 9597 5455

Advance Diversity Services


3A Stapleton Ave

(02) 9597 5455

Advance Diversity Services


Cnr Railway Parade and McBurney Road

(02) 9727 0477

Core Community Services


Level 3, 171-179 Queen Street

(02) 46271188

Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative

Condell Park

43 Simmat Ave

(02) 9790 1766

Metro Assist


39-41 Harris Street

(02) 9727 0477

Core Community Services


1B Bates Street

0434 393 135

Metro Assist


108 Moore Street

(02) 8778 1200

Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre