Transform your idea into a business or put your existing micro-business on the road to success with
Self-Employment Assistance.

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Our Services Include

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Small Business Training

Including formal qualifications in entrepreneurship & business management



To help you understand whats involved in starting a business

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Business Plans

Support to develop or update a business plan

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Small Business Coaching

Guidance and support from a business mentor for up to 12 months

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Business Advice Sessions

Targeted advice relating to business ideas or existing businesses

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Business Mentoring

To provide advice on improving your business

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Join a free online information session

Register below for a live interactive online session or conveniently watch the pre-recorded video at your leisure. You’ll get an in-depth understanding of how the program can support you to get a business idea off the ground or help an existing micro-business get back on track.



*Prior to 1 July 2022, the Self-Employment Assistance program was known as the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

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Who is suitable for Self-Employment Assistance?

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How to Participate?

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Step 1

Search your postcode to check your eligibility

Step 2

Take the eligibility quiz

To be eligible you must be at least 15 years of age (or 18 years of age to access Small Business Coaching) and:

  • Be either an Australian Citizen or hold a visa with working rights that allows the visa holder to remain in Australia for at least 24 months or grants access to income support payments
  • Not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • If you are currently employed or studying, be prepared to transition to operating your own business full-time within a year. 

Some services available through Self-Employment Assistance will also have additional business eligibility criteria. This may include your business:

  • Being either a new business or a micro-business (up to 4 employees) at risk of not operating commercially
  • Demonstrating the capacity to be a viable business
  • Having an independent business structure
  • Being lawful and capable of withstanding public scrutiny
  • Being established, located, and operated solely within Australia
  • Being structured so you will maintain a controlling interest over the business.

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