Re-entering the workforce as a parent of young children can be a challenge. With the right support, it doesn’t need to be.

VERTO is a provider of the ParentsNext program which is a voluntary program designed to help parents with young children plan and prepare for future employment or study. For those looking to re-enter the workplace, this service is designed to support you through the process.

We understand that parents need flexibility, so our offering gives you options. We can meet with you in person or over the phone - whatever is convenient for you. Once we understand your requirements, we’ll work together on a dedicated plan specifically for you to support your journey on the path to employment.

Choosing to participate in ParentsNext can help you:

  • Access financial support to assist you meet your education or employment goals, including the cost of accessing childcare, starting work (such as clothing, transport or tools) and costs associated with training or study.
  • Connect with other parents and local support services.
  • Develop and write a resume, and practice for job interviews.
  • Find a training course or work experience.
  • Access childcare.
  • Access counselling and other non-vocational support services.
  • Find volunteer or paid work that fits with your goals and family.

*We provide tailored support to your personal circumstances, goals and abilities. Given ParentsNext is a voluntary program, you can take advantage of the benefits of ParentsNext, however there are no penalties if you choose not to participate at any time.

The program is available in Ballina, Bathurst, Casino, Condobolin, Cowra, Dubbo, Forbes, Grafton, Kyogle, Lismore, Lithgow, Maclean, Mudgee, Orange, Parkes and Wellington.

ParentsNext Engagement Support Vouchers

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has announced an exciting new incentive for clients who wish to engage with the ParentsNext program.

VERTO can now provide participants with an Engagement Support voucher following your attendance at a face-to-face appointment. The Engagement Support voucher will be a store gift card of your choosing that will most benefit you.

Vouchers are available until 31 October, 2024, with the following available:

  • New clients will be offered an Engagement Support voucher valued at $100
  • Clients already taking part in the ParentsNext program will be offered an Engagement Support voucher valued at $50.

The Engagement Support vouchers will be capped at $250 per participant. If you wish to find out more, please review the department’s FAQs.



To find out more about how VERTO can help you, register your interest today.

Register your interest in ParentsNext