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Explore Being Your Own Boss Workshop for People with Disability

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Register now for our free workshop

Why participate in the workshop?

As part of the Self-Employment Assistance program, the BizAbility workshop will help you explore the possibility of becoming your own boss and provide you with all the tools and support to turn your business dreams into a reality. 

This workshop is designed to help you plan your business idea and help you to understand what it's like to start your own business. 

When: 19 September - 5 October

Duration: Three weeks, with 2 sessions per week (Tuesday/Thursday)

Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm AEST

Delivery: Mixture of face-to-face and online learning

Where: This workshop will be run in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Mildura, Hobart, Ballarat, Canberra, South Coast Victoria, Mid North Coast, Adelaide, Shepparton, Bendigo, Marrickville, and Chatswood.  Please contact us should you have any questions regarding the location.

Workshop Timetable:

September Intake

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What will you learn in the workshop?

  • Getting started: Understand the world of small business and what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • Business idea generation and validation: Identify opportunities with consideration of the local region and emerging industries
  • Start-up essentials: Learn the legal requirements for registering a business and how to do it
  • Going digital: Create a website including domain name registration and website building/hosting services
  • Branding and marketing: Understand branding and knowing the value that the customers will receive from the business idea

Our Business Mentors have over 275 combined years of running their own businesses

Our Asuria Business Mentors have 275 combined years of running their own businesses across 26 industries. Now they  have turned their focus to mentoring, and are here to share all their self-employment experiences with you as dedicated Business Mentors. 

When you team up with an Asuria Business Mentor, they can offer advice, support and guidance, which can help you improve your
problem-solving skills and empower you with the right tools and tips to achieve your goals.

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Are you eligible to participate in the workshop?

To be eligible to attend the workshop, you must:

  • Currently be a Disability Employment Services (DES) participant or a Workforce Australia participant
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Not be prohibited by law from working in Australia
  • Not be an overseas visitor on a working holiday visa or an overseas student studying in Australia
  • Not be an undischarged bankrupt


How the Self-Employment Assistance program can help you get your business off the ground and running

Expert Mentors

We have 10 years of proven Self-Employment Assistance service delivery (previously known as NEIS), providing business training and support from start-up concept to completion. 

Fine Tuning Your Ideas

Ensures all participants make informed decisions, including expert analysis, advice and best approach to ensure success.

Income Support

39 weeks of Self-Employment Assistance income support and 26 weeks of rental assistance (for eligible participants only). You can also receive a $300 reimbursement to assist with your eligible business costs (such as business insurance). 

Small Business Training

Achieve an accredited qualification, with flexible learning options along the way so that you can succeed in your small business goals. 

12 Months of Support

Including a Self-Employment Workshop, help to develop a business plan, small business coaching, one-on-one advice sessions with your expert mentor and business health checks. 

Local Service Delivery

Easy to access administration and services team including locally based coordinators, Business Mentors and trainers.

Discovering Your Passion

Hear from people who turned their business dreams into a reality

“Being part of this network has truly been an invaluable resource that has helped me succeed in my entrepreneurial journey.”


“I now have a clearer direction on where I want to take my business with a more positive outlook. With support, I’ve been successful in what I set out to achieve.”


“They taught me how to actually bring all the elements of a business together to make it viable, especially around planning managing the cash flow, that kind of stuff, and marketing. There were so many skills that I learnt from the program.”


Register now for the workshop!