Do you have a great business idea?

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) can help bring your idea to life! NEIS is designed to assist eligible applicants who have a business idea and want the opportunity to start their own business.   Our qualified and knowledgeable NEIS team is committed to assist you in developing your business idea. NEIS is a self-employment intiative fully funded by the Australian Government.


Participants who successfully complete their training will receive either a Certificate III in Micro Business Operations (BSB30315) or a Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615).   The NEIS Program provides accredited small business training, business advice and mentoring for eligible job seekers, as well as ongoing income support for up to 39 weeks.

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Key information


You no longer need to receive support from Centrelink to participate in NEIS. To participate in NEIS you must:

 - Not studying full-time and not in paid employment for more than 15 hours per week

 - Be at least 18 years old when you begin your NEIS business

 - Not be an undischarged bankrupt

 - Not have received NEIS Assistance in the previous year

 Your business idea must be:

 - Reputable and legal 

 - Assessed as financially viable

 - Be a new business (ie has not been operating before as a commercial entity. Test marketing and hobbies are eligible)

Your business idea must be:

 Your business idea must be:

 - Reputable and legal 

 - Assessed as financially viable

 - The business must not be currently operating

Some of you will be turning a hobby into a business; some of you will have been made redundant and many of you will have a long history of working for others but due to restructure, will find yourself looking at self-employment.

Flexible Delivery:

E-Learning is a convenient and effective option for NEIS participants. In our virtual classroom students can interact with trainers and other students in a supportive environment.*

*eligibility applies

South Australia Office


6 Todd Street, Port Adelaide SA