Self-Employment Assistance Program (Previously NEIS)

Entrepreneurship Pathway

The approach that was taken in developing the Entrepreneurship Pathway is to provide you with the practical and fundamental skills that you need to operate a business. This program is designed to encourage you to challenge the status quo, develop critical thinking skills and round out your ideas with a bigger picture in mind. We want to provide the pathway for you to succeed in business as well as give you real-world skills to take with you in any future venture.
This program is fully subsidised and is delivered at no cost to you.

The Entrepreneurship Pathway is self-led through our online portal, but you have access to weekly check-ins with your mentor, boot camps and extra support. This gives participants the flexibility to complete the training at their own pace, however, the training must be completed within 12 weeks.

The Entrepreneurship Pathway is for people who:
• Have a business idea and what to start off right!
• Are in the early stage of business and want to either grow their business or make sure they are on the right track
• Are a micro business with up to 5 employees (including the business owner)

• Training | As a part of this program, you will receive a BSB40320 Certificate IV Entrepreneurship and New Business, at the end of your learning experience, you will have set your goals, business model and have an action plan to get started!
• Boot Camps | The Boot camps are in-person experiences, held on Saturday mornings and midweek nights. They are designed to complement the learning and are purposefully set in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12 of your course. It’s a half day of learning, connecting, ideating and utilising the business tools provided during the course. This course is delivered over a 12-week time frame.
• Mentoring | One-on-one Training Assessment meetings are mandatory and form part of your assessments for the course. Scheduled weekly, you will receive one-on-one
coaching and tutoring with your dedicated trainer, for 10 hours across the course, these
will be used to discuss the unit content and how this applies to your business.
• Support | Additional Business Advisory sessions with a trainer are available if you need them, to support your learning and the finishing of your valued qualification.

Our team and customers shared that the outcomes experienced include;

• Reached goals – the program has supported creating the life they want
• Became a leader – skilled and confident in leadership in business, employment, industry and life!
• Owned their skills – converting life experiences into nationally recognised qualification
• Ahead of the pack – gave small business owners a competitive edge
• Confidence – to have a go at starting a business when it seemed too hard
• Stand out – gave people the most desired employable skills including Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
• Clarity – to set a plan and make it happen
• Community – found their people to grow with
• Methodologies – to lead projects and successfully collaborate with other businesses and within teams
• Alignment – with greater global goals

To be eligible for the Self-Employment Assistance Program you must:

• be at least 15 years of age (a person must be 18 years of age to access Small Business Coaching)
• be: an Australian citizen, or the holder of a permanent visa, or a nominated Visa Holder (including a New Zealand Special Category Visa, Temporary Protection Visa Holder and a Safe Haven Visa Holder)
• not be an undischarged bankrupt
• not already be in education

Contact us to find out if you’re eligible

If you are interested in the new program please contact our office on 4936 2557 or send an email directly to

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