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::

Ashfield in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
Suite 1, 260 Liverpool Rd
Telephone: (02) 9798 1700

Bankstown in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
62 Meredith Street
Telephone: (02) 8709 0200

Bankstown, SSI office
2/462 Chapel St
Telephone: (02) 8071 1050

Cabramatta in partnership with Core Community Services
Cnr Railway Parade and McBurney Road
Telephone: (02) 9727 0477

Campbelltown in partnership with Macarthur Diversity Services
Level 3, 171-179 Queen Street
Telephone: (02) 46271188

Campsie in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
59-63 Evaline Street
Telephone: (02) 9789 3744

Condell Park in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
43 Simmat Ave
Telephone: (02) 9790 1766

Daceyville in partnership with Sydney Multicultural Community Services
3 General Bridges Crescent
Telephone: (02) 9663 3922

Fairfield in partnership with Core Community Services
39-41 Harris Street
Telephone: (02) 9727 0477

Homebush in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
1B Bates Street
Mobile: 0434 393 135

Liverpool in partnership with Western Sydney MRC
108 Moore Street
Telephone: (02) 8778 1200

Marrickville in partnership with Metro Assist Limited
Mobile: 0434 393 135

Rockdale in partnership with Advance Diversity Services
552 Princes Highway
Telephone: (02) 9597 5455

Sutherland in partnership with Advance Diversity Services
3A Stapleton Ave
Telephone: (02) 9597 5455