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Self-Employment New Business Assistance with NEIS

Get your business idea off the ground with expert training and 12 months of support and mentoring from local professionals.

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Turn your passion into your very own day job

All it took was an SMS from her dad for Asuria NEIS Graduate Tori to reach out to our NEIS team and seek further assistance to turn her passion for animals into a rewarding career. For over 10 years we've helped over 650 people, including Tori, to kick-start their passion into their own business from seed to sprout.

To achieve successful outcomes for participants our program provides training which covers all the necessary ground work for new businesses, which includes:

  • Legal, business and financial planning
  • Marketing, social media, promotion and advertising
  • Business registration obligations such as ABN, BAS and taxation
  • Development of a comprehensive business plan on completion of training
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What we provide to get your business idea off the ground and running

Expert Mentors

10 years of proven NEIS service delivery providing business training and support from startup 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 NEIS income support and 26 weeks of rental assistance (for eligible participants only)

Small Business Training

Achieve a qualification in a Certificate III in Micro Business Operations including flexible learning options along the way.

12 Months of Support

Including monthly meetings, quarterly business health checks and additional support for participants under the age of 25.

Local Service Delivery

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

Discovering The Real You

Hear from people that found their way

"The NEIS program was exactly what I needed to open my own business. I am very thankful to have participated in a program where your dreams are not only encouraged, they are shown to be reachable."


"It's great that everyday, I can wake up and do something new and exciting, but still be in my field of expertise."


"It's the confidence Asuria gives you to go and start your own business and the mentoring you receive for 12 months."

Gary and Jackie

The program taught me all the nuts and bolts in running a business and allowed me to take that leap and see what happens while having that safety net.


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What else can Asuria help you with?


You are eligible if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • are not prohibited by law from working in Australia;
  • are available to participate in NEIS Training (if relevant) and work Full-Time in your proposed NEIS Business;
  • have not a previous NEIS participant in the past year;
  • are not an undischarged bankrupt.

What business ideas can receive assistance?

We will work with you to assess your business idea to ensure it meets the business eligibility criteria. This means your proposed business:

  • is either not currently operating on a commercial basis or is an existing micro-business owner/sole trader seeking to refocus their business in response to COVID-19
  • has an independent structure
  • is lawful and capable of withstanding public scrutiny
  • has been assessed as commercially viable by your NEIS provider
  • will be established, located and operated solely within Australia
  • is structured so you have and maintain a controlling interest over the NEIS business while participating in New Business Assistance with NEIS.

Asuria deliver services for eligible participants in the following employment regions across Victoria

Bendigo Region

  • Bendigo
  • Kyneton
  • Castlemaine

Wimmera Mallee Region

  • Horsham
  • Nhill
  • Warracknabeal
  • Mildura
  • Red Cliffs
  • Swan Hill
  • Kerang

South Coast

  • Warrnambool
  • Port Fairy
  • Hamilton
  • Portland

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