New Business Assistance with NEIS

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Provides individuals who are not in employment, education or training with accredited small business training, mentoring and support, and NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks to help them start their own business.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age when starting your new business
  • not be prohibited by law from working in Australia, an overseas visitor on a working holiday or an overseas student studying in Australia
  • be available to participate in NEIS training (if relevant) and work full-time in your proposed business.

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.

Contact information:

13 62 68

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Overview

New Business Assistance with NEIS provides personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner. There are 8600 places available nationally each year, delivered by a network of 21 NEIS providers.

New Business Assistance with NEIS provides:

  • accredited small business training
  • personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business
  • NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

Eligibility criteria

You can participate in New Business Assistance with NEIS if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age when starting your new business
  • are not prohibited by law from working in Australia
  • are not an overseas visitor on a working holiday or an overseas student studying in Australia
  • are available to participate in NEIS training (if relevant) and work full-time in your proposed business
  • have not participated in NEIS in the past year
  • are not an undischarged bankrupt.

How to apply

To find out more about applying, talk with a NEIS provider located in your area. You can find a list of NEIS providers on the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website.

Alternatively, contact your local jobactive, ParentsNext or Disability Employment Services provider to discuss if New Business Assistance is right for you.

Visit New Business Assistance with NEIS to find out more.

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