Thinking about starting your own business?

APM Employment Services and the New Business Assistance with NEIS are here to help.

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.

All you need is a good business idea.

Free online information session

Attend a live NEIS information session to ask questions and learn;

  • How NEIS works
  • What you can expect from New Business Assistance with NEIS
  • What business ideas are eligible?
  • How we help get you started

The NEIS information sessions run for 30 minute via Teams and the next sessions are:

  • Friday, 14th May
    • 12pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
  • Friday, 21st May
    • 12pm Australian Eastern Standard Time


of business owners who complete this course are still running successful businesses in 12 months time.


“Julian provided me with mentoring when I needed it...

and then stepped back to give me the freedom to control my own business.

- Zach
Cottonmouth Records

“The support I got from my business mentor was amazing…

he helped me every step of the way, gently pushing me further, giving me confidence and answering my silly questions

- Angela
Angie's Domestic Duties

Success Stories

Jo Stanes started her fine art business with the help of NEIS

Born out of a collaborative vision to merge their creative talents and built on the belief that fine art is not simply a visual medium, but a reflection of the soul; Jo Stanes represents everything that is an expression of the true meaning of art.
*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 Micro Business Operations - national course code BSB30315 and Certificate IV in New Small Business - national course code BSB42618.