NEIS is a Commonwealth Government funded program that assists unemployed people into self-employment. NEIS is administered by the Federal Department Employment (DoE).
What is NEIS?
NEIS assists unemployed people into self-employment through the creation of small business. RMIT delivers NEIS programs across regional Victoria; in Geelong, Warrnambool, Hamilton, Horsham, Mildura and Swan Hill.
The NEIS program aims to assist people to create viable small businesses by offering practical business training, income support, and expert mentor support.
What does NEIS Provide?
The NEIS program provides selected eligible applicants with free training in the BSB42615: Certificate IV in New Small Business course followed by 9 months of income support and 12 months of business mentoring.
NEIS training helps you to create a comprehensive business plan, and covers:
- Introduction to Small Business
- Business Planning
- Legal and Administrative Requirements
- Pricing, Costing and Breakeven
- Financial Planning
- Operations Planning
The NEIS program also provides you with a business mentor who has regular contact with you over 12 months, to help ensure your business will continue into the long-term.
Where to Now?
If you have a viable business idea that you wish to develop into a commercial enterprise, NEIS may be for you. If you are either registered with Centrelink and receiving a qualifying payment (Newstart, Parenting Payment or Disability Support Pension) or unemployed but not registered with or not receiving a payment from Centrelink, you may be eligible to apply. Please note, there is typically no qualifying time period for eligibility.