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Your Next Step is a booklet supplied by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, and contains lots of valuable information to help you prepare for your journey leaving care.

Meet your Care Leaver Mentors (we call them Changemakers!)

Information for children and young people in OOHC

Your rights as a child and young person in care, programs and funding available to you while in care and how to plan for your future

Planning for your future and support after care

Planning for your future starts at the age of 15. This is to give you 3 years to work with your caseworker, carer and family to put together a plan - what is called leaving care or future planning. This plan stays in place until you are 25, but it can change and be updated depending on your needs.

Plan for your future

Knowing your rights and the types of support you can ask for, help you make informed decisions for your future.

Budget planner

Budgeting is often seen as an exercise in restricting spending.  A better way to view it though is as a chosen spending plan aimed at getting the things you want out of life.

The Budget Planner takes you through a simple step-by-step process to help establish a budget that suits you, and supports you in achieving your financial goals.

Money diary

What are your money dreams and goals? Understanding where your money goes can help you take control and create opportunities for you and your family. A money diary is a great tool to record everything you spend your money on for one month.

Financial First Steps Workbook

Download the workbook from the session


Session takeaways

Did you miss the session? Watch a summary of it here


Job seeker presentation

Today's presentation materials

Resume template

A useful tool for applying for any job

Employment strategies

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Fair Work Australia

Information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules