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New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Do you have a great business idea? Want to become your own boss, and work towards your career goals and personal growth?

The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) is a government-funded program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs realise their dream of starting a viable business through small business training, expert coaching and income support (for eligible participants). The program is part of New Business Assistance, an Australian government initiative managed by Centrelink and the Department of Human Services.


To engage in the NEIS program with MTC Australia, you must live in the Sydney South West or Sydney East Metro areas and be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to legally work in Australia
  • Available to participate in NEIS training and work full-time in your proposed NEIS business.

You can also participate in NEIS if you are a part-time worker or student (up to 25 hours per week), or volunteer.

Eligible participants must not have:

  • Received NEIS assistance within the past 12 months
  • Filed for bankruptcy and still be classified as bankrupt.

Financial Assistance

If you are currently receiving an income support payment through Services Australia or Department of Veteran Affairs, you may be eligible to receive the NEIS Allowance. You can receive NEIS Allowance payments for up to the first 39 weeks of your business operation.

Service Guarantee

If you are interested (or currently) participating in our NEIS program, please take a look at the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Service Guarantee for jobactive providers (this also covers NEIS).

Locations and online availability

MTC Australia offers the NEIS program throughout the Sydney South West and Sydney East Metro areas. Customers much reside in one of these areas to be eligible for the program. We also offer flexible, online delivery of the program to ensure that our customers within the Sydney South West and Sydney East Metro areas can undertake the program remotely if need be.

When you submit your application, we’ll advise of your suitability, assess the commercial viability of your business venture, assign a training course start date and allocate you a dedicated Business Coach.

Find out more

You can find out more about individual NEIS eligibility by contacting our Customer Care team on 1300 232 663, or visiting the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Looking for an MTC Australia Location?

Due to COVID 19, all of our programs are currently being delivered online or remotely and visits to our sites is only under exceptional circumstances. If you want to attend a site or speak to one of our staff, please call Customer Care on 1300 232 663.