Who can take part in NEIS?

You can participate in NEIS if you:

  • Are a job seeker and not currently employed or studying.  You do not need to be on welfare payments to take part in NEIS
  • Are at least 18 years of age at the time of commencing NEIS Assistance
  • Are not prohibited by law from working in Australia
  • Are not an overseas visitor on a working holiday visa or an overseas student studying in Australia
  • Are available to participate in NEIS training and work full time in the proposed NEIS business
  • Are not an undischarged bankrupt
  • Have not received NEIS assistance in the previous year
  • Are any other person or persons that the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business advises as being non-eligible in writing from time to time

NEIS business eligibility criteria

Your proposed business:

  • Is not currently operating on a commercial basis
  • Has an independent business structure
  • Is lawful and capable of withstanding public scrutiny
  • Has been assessed as commercially viable by APM Employment Services
  • Will be established, located and operated solely within Australia
  • Will be structured so that you maintain a controlling interest over the NEIS business for the duration of your NEIS participant agreement

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Olivia and Patrick - My Nook

Olivia and Patrick from My Nook share their experience of starting their own business with the support of APM Employment Services and the New Business Assistance with NEIS.

For more information please email us at neis@apm.net.au or phone us on 1300 006 347.

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