Want to start or grow your own business?

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Self-Employment Assistance by APM Employment Services helps people set up,
develop and grow their own small business.

Self-Employment Assistance can help you:

  • Workshop a business idea
  • Create a business plan and develop your business skills
  • Provide you with accredited training in small business*
  • Connect you with business coaching from experienced and local experts in a range of
  • Self-Employment Assistance participant in their plant business

Existing small business owners can also use Self-Employment Assistance to develop their
business plan, access accredited training, undertake a business health check and access
business advice sessions.

Small business coaching participants will have access to collaborative and personalised
support from our Self-Employment mentors for 12 months.

All with the goal of giving you the best possible start in business.

Self-Employment Assistance is free and tailored with a range of training and coaching options to suit you.

Free online information

Attend a live information session to ask
questions and learn;

  • How Self-Employment Assistance works
  • What you can expect from the program
  • What business ideas are eligible
  • How we help get you started

The information sessions run for 30 minutes
via Teams.

Click the button below to go to the event
registration page, use the drop down to select
the session you wish to attend.


George and Wash-Bloc

George shares his journey through the Self-Employment Assistance program with APM Employment Services which allowed him to start his own business which has become a runaway success.

Olivia, Patrick and 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 Self-Employment Assistance program.

* Training and assessment is delivered by and under the scope of registration held by Innovative Training & Recruitment Pty Ltd t/a ITR (RTO code 40206). Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business - national course code BSB30220, Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business - national course code BSB40320, Micro Business Skill Set – national course code BSBSS00102, New Business Ventures Skill Set – national course code BSBSS00103, and Small Business Management Skill Set – national course code BSBSS00104.