If you’re considering starting your own business, there’s a lot to think about. At MTC Australia, we help you explore what self-employment will mean to you, so you can make informed decisions before you start your own business.
As part of Self-Employment Assistance, the Exploring Self-Employment Workshops are a practical, interactive, and no-cost way to learn what’s possible.
This workshop gives you clarity on whether running a business is for you, and what your next steps should be. If you’re ready to understand more about self-employment, we’re here to help!
Am I eligible for the Exploring Self-Employment Workshops?
To be eligible for the Exploring Self-Employment Workshops, you must:
Be aged 15 years or older
Be legally allowed to work in Australia (no working holiday or student visa holders)
You must not:
Have filed for bankruptcy and still be classified as bankrupt
*Additional criteria apply for some services
Special Eligibility Cohort
People who are employed for more than 25 hours per week may still be eligible for Self-Employment Assistance if they belong to a Special Eligibility Cohort. The Special Eligibility Cohorts are retrenched workers, veterans, and family members of serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.
Serving ADF veterans with a confirmed future transition date are eligible to access Self-Employment Assistance regardless of how many hours per week they are employed. A veteran’s ‘transition date’ is the date they will exit the ADF. Once a veteran exits the ADF, they may be eligible to access any Self-Employment Assistance Service.
The partners and adult children of serving members of the ADF (with or without a transition date) are Eligible to access Self-Employment Assistance regardless of how many hours per week they are employed.
What You Will Learn
Our five-day online workshop is intended to help you determine whether your business idea had the potential to become a real and sustainable business. You will learn:
- What’s really involved in starting a business
- How to develop and validate your business idea
- Whether self-employment is right for you
About Our Facilitators
MTC Australia’s workshop facilitators are small business experts. They have been helping people for over 10 years with practical tools and advice for self-employment.
What Our Customers Say
“The workshop was extremely engaging, and its pragmatic approach really allowed me to hone in on what is essential for my idea”.
“The course was thorough and well designed, helpful in many areas, particularly the fact that there was plenty of opportunity to think about our business ideas”.
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