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

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

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