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.

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

You must attend an information session to apply for a New Business Assistance with NEIS program and submit an application form.

The information sessions are held at the following locations and times: 

  • Box Hill Elgar Campus
    Every Friday at 10am
    Room G52
    Building 2, Ground Floor
    465 Elgar Road, Box Hill

  • City Campus
    Every Monday at 3pm
    Room B.309,
    Building B
    253 Flinders Lane (Cnr Degraves St), Melbourne
Book an information session


Program dates and locations

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

City Campus

1 October



Information Session

Use the booking form to register your attendance to one of our information sessions.

The information sessions are held at the following times:

  • Friday's at 10:00am at our Elgar Campus
    Room G52
    Building 2, Ground Floor
    465 Elgar Road, Box Hill

  • Monday's at 3:00pm at our City Campus:
    Room B.309,
    Building B, 253 Flinders Lane (Cnr Degraves St)
    Melbourne
Download the NEIS Application Form