NEIS helps eligible job seekers set up and run their own small business.
NEIS can help you create a business plan, provide you with training in small business*, and provide you with business advice and mentoring for the first 12 months.
All of the training is at no cost, and we’ll also provide you with access to training materials.
Ongoing income support
If you are currently registered with a jobactive, ParentsNext or Disability Employment Services (DES) provider and you receive welfare payments you can continue to receive ongoing income support while participating in NEIS:
Even if you’re not receiving welfare payments, you can still access the same training and mentoring support to help you start your own business.
Provided you’re not currently studying, you can receive free accredited training in small business and 12 months of business advice and mentoring. However, you won’t be eligible to receive ongoing income support through the NEIS allowance.
Who can take part in NEIS eligibility criteria.
Accredited small business training is provided through Registered Training Organisation in Certificate IV in New Small Business or Certificate III in Micro-Business Operations*.
Learn why thousands of people across Australia join APM for New Business Assistance with NEIS every year.
Attend a live NEIS info session to ask questions and learn;
The NEIS information sessions run for 30 minute via Teams and the next sessions are:
If you have a great idea for a business and you’d like to apply for New Business Assistance with NEIS, please complete our online application form.
This form is key to your acceptance to the programme, and all required entries have to be filled in. An incomplete form may not be accepted. You can also refer to our guide ‘Steps to make a successful NEIS application’.
APM Employment Services undertakes to treat your Business Plan and other commercial sensitive material, confidential and will not disclose it to any third party other than provided for under our contract with the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business.
All information provided in this form will be treated in line with APM’s privacy consent policy. To assist in the review of your application we may have to contact your jobactive provider.
Note: if you are having difficulties submitting this form, click here to download a hard-copy NEIS application and email it to email@example.com.