Self-Employment Assistance

This program provides support to people interested in starting their own business or who need help to refocus an existing small business.
Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

Various self-employment services, including advice, coaching and training.

Who is this for?

Individuals who are interested in starting a business or who need help to refocus an existing small business.


Self-Employment Assistance can help you with your business idea or existing business through its flexible services including:

  • exploring self-employment workshops
  • business plan development
  • free accredited small business training
  • business advice sessions
  • business health checks
  • small business coaching.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • be at least 15 years of age (a person must be 18 years of age to access Small Business Coaching)
  • not already be studying or employed for more than 25 hours per week
  • 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.

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