What is New Business Assistance with NEIS?

Do you have a great idea that you want to turn into a viable business? New Business Assistance with NEIS can give you professional training and assistance to help you start a new business.

It's a competitive program with only limited places available each year.

If you think you have what it takes, don't wait. Contact us to enquire now.


What can NEIS offer me?

√ Accredited Small Business Training

Certificate IV in New Small Business
or Certificate III in Micro Business Operations

√ Business Mentoring

Personalised support in the first year of your business

√ NEIS Allowance

Up to 39 weeks (if eligible)

√ Rental Assistance

Up to 26 weeks (if eligible)


Are you eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS?

You can take part in New Business Assistance if you:

  • are 18 or older

  • are not prohibited by law from working in Australia

  • are not on a work or student visa

  • can complete NEIS training (if relevant) and work full time in your proposed business

  • have not received NEIS assistance in the past year

  • are not an undischarged bankrupt

A NEIS provider will assess your business idea to make sure it is eligible and commercially viable.

You cannot already be operating your business on a commercial basis in Australia.

Find out more about NEIS eligibility.