Workforce Australia – Self-Employment Assistance, delivered by ETC, is a new service that replaces the New Business Assistance with NEIS program.
Self-Employment Assistance is catered to support aspiring small business owners to create a thriving and successful business.
Self-Employment Assistance offers approved participants:
To participate in Self-Employment Assistance to start up your own business you must:
Some services available through Self-Employment Assistance will also have additional eligibility criteria. For example, to access Small Business Coaching you must have an eligible business idea or existing business. This means your business idea must:
ETC will assess your business idea to ensure it meets the eligibility requirements.
ETC has been helping people start their own business for more than 30 years and our passionate staff enjoy supporting entrepreneurs in their journey to self-employment. Our focus is to support and develop your vision, turning it into a viable and thriving small business.
The service you can expect to receive from ETC:
ETC currently provides Self-Employment Assistance along the East Coast of Australia from the NSW Hunter region all the way up to Bundaberg Queensland, as well as inland New South Wales around the New England North West region. You can find a list of our addresses and contact information on our Locations Page.
If you live outside of these locations, then you will need to contact another provider for this program. You can find a list of providers on the find a provider page.
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