Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance provided by ETC, gives you guidance, networking and mentoring opportunities. We’ll help you to grow, develop best-practice and improve management and operating processes. Depending on your individualised journey we offer rolling starts and/or one on one servicing.
Exploring Self-Employment Workshops help Participants to make informed decisions about whether to pursue self-employment.
Workshops help participants to:
Participants will have access to an experienced advisor throughout the course.
Tailored, expert, one-on-one advice to help you develop a business plan and decide if self-employment is right for you.
A business plan helps new and existing micro-business owners focus on the steps necessary to make their business succeed.
Small Business Training is online training for up to 8 weeks and is occurring regularly across all our regions.
Once completed you will receive accredited qualifications in the Microbusiness Skill set, with particular focus on investigating business opportunities and researching and developing business plans.
Small Business Training is a Services Australia approved activity for a maximum of 8 weeks which fully meets the Mutual Obligation Requirements of Participants receiving activity-tested Income Support Payments. This means that Participants with Mutual Obligation Requirements do not have to undertake activities (such as monthly job search requirements or a Points-Based Activation System (PBAS) requirement) while participating in Small Business Training.
Up to 12 months of coaching/mentoring to ensure your business is operating effectively and is commercially viable.
ETCs Self-Employment Assistance workforce are current or previous business owners from a range of different industries in Australia. They can also assist with referring to external experts as required.
Business Advice sessions can provide short, targeted periods of tailored assistance to suitable participants. This may be because you only need a few meetings prior to establishing your business rather than a 12 month coaching program. You may be an eligible business owner who needs advice on a particular aspect of your business. (i.e applying for a loan or tailored marketing advice) or even a former participant who has completed NEIS or Self Employment Assistance and still needs help to ensure commercial viability. If you are unsure please speak to our friendly team today!
Business Health Checks are aimed at supporting with up to 3 hours of individualised tailored support to analyse, develop an action plan to ensure business viability and identify forms of support.
A business Health Check session could include:
Understanding the Financial health of the Business, understanding the business model. Any risk assessments, performance improvement planning, business relationships and staff wellbeing, helping to engage with the local ecosystem or any matter raised as impacting viability.
ETC provides Self-Employment Assistance across NSW and QLD, to see if this program is delivered by ETC in your area, view our locations page – Find your closest ETC site >
You can also find a full list of providers across Australia on workforceaustralia.gov.au.
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