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Step 1: Check your eligibility below and apply online

Step 2: If eligible, you will be offered a place in the next NEIS course. Or you may be offered a place in an Exploring Being My Own Boss Workshop.

Step 3: You’ll receive 4-5 weeks of practical training – develop your business plan and enrol in a Cert IV New Small Business.

Step 4: On approval of your business plan, you’ll work with your Business Solutions Coach, for 12 months, to build your business.

Personal Eligibility

In order to be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS, you:     

  • must not be in full-time employment, education or training.
  • must be at least 18 years of age at the date of commencement.
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt.
  • must not have received New Business Assistance in the last 12 months.
  • must be able to pass a police check if required.
  • must be eligible to work in Australia.
Business Eligibility

In order to be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS, your business:

  • must not currently be operating in a commercial basis.
  • must be independent, be capable of withstanding public scrutiny, and be lawful.
  • must be assessed as commercially viable.
  • must not be based on the purchase or takeover of an existing business.
  • must be able to obtain insurance.