NEIS

Box Hill Business Enterprise Centre

If you are keen to start your own business and if you are eligible, we can help you establish your own business through the New Business Assistance with NEIS.

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New Business Assistance with NEIS

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

If you are keen to start your own business and if you are eligible, we can help you establish your own business through the New Business Assistance with NEIS.

In this scheme you will:

  • complete a nationally accredited qualification: BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
  • receive 39 weeks of income support (if eligible)
  • get Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible)
  • benefit from 12 months of mentoring from an experienced business mentor

New Business Assistance with NEIS is a government-funded program that assists eligible people set up viable small businesses. We are one of the largest providers of this program in Victoria and represent the Greater Melbourne Employment and Training Services (GRAMETS) consortium.

Learn more about GRAMETS consortium
Download the NEIS Application Form

NEIS

Certificate III in Micro Business

The Certificate III in Micro Business is an eight-week course (three days a week) covering:

  • Introduction to Small Business
  • Business Planning
  • Legal and Administrative Requirements
  • Marketing
  • Financial Planning
  • Operations Planning
  • Record-keeping

In Melbourne, the training is held mainly at our Box Hill or CBD campuses. We also run training in Wodonga, Benalla, Echuca, and Shepparton. We provide regional training through a flexible, blended learning model that is responsive to local needs.

Once you complete the training, you will develop a Business Plan and a Financial Plan for a viable business.



Who is eligible?

You can participate in New Business Assistance with NEIS if you:

  • live in one of the Box Hill Institutes service areas: Goulburn-Murray region, inner Metropolitan Melbourne, South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, or Western Melbourne
  • are at least 18 years of age
  • are permitted to work in Australia
  • are available to complete training and work full-time in your business
  • have not received New Business Assistance with NEIS Assistance in the past year
  • are not an undischarged bankrupt

Recipients of certain Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs pensions may be able to remain on these payments while participating in New Business Assistance with NEIS.



Business proposal

Your proposed business must:

  • not be operating on a commercial basis already
  • have an independent business structure
  • be lawful and capable of withstanding public scrutiny
  • be assessed as commercially viable
  • be established, located and operated solely within Australia
  • be structured so you have and will maintain a controlling interest over the NEIS business for the duration of your time in the scheme


How to apply

If you are located in Melbourne metropolitan area (Inner, South Eastern or Western Melbourne)

Due to the current situation with the COVID 19 spread, we have suspended our NEIS information sessions both at Box Hill Elgar campus and at our City campus at CAE until further notice.

There is a pre-recorded information session video that you can watch here.

Applications for NEIS training remains open.

    If you are located in regional Victoria (Goulburn Murray region)


    You must watch the information session before downloading the NEIS application form. Once this application has been completed, please email it to neis@boxhill.edu.au.

    Book an information session Watch the Information Session Download the NEIS Application Form


    Program dates and locations

    Dates for 2020 will be released shortly.

    These program dates and locations are subject to change due to expressions of interest.