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I would like to start a business

I would like to start a business.

Your own boss. Your own terms.

By being your own boss, you can follow your dream, whether that is working closer to home, being more flexible with your time or sharing your passion with the world.

Self Employment Assistance is the Federal Government’s pathway for people to get support while they start and grow a business. 

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I would like to start a business

Learn Business Basics. Get One-To-One Advice.

If you have a great business idea, join our community of likeminded people who are setting out to create a new opportunity for themselves.

Self-Employment Assistance is a free national program which provides accredited training and a personal mentor to help you start your business successfully.

This training and coaching program helps people who are unemployed, underemployed, or on another form of government support change their lives through self-employment. Below are the training modules available in this program, and are followed by ongoing one-to-one business coaching.



Build Your Brand

You can have the best business in the world but that won’t help if no-one has heard of you. This session helps define your logo and name, colours and digital identity. Launch your business with a bang.


Go Digital

Every business needs to be online. This session helps you understand how to set up an effective online presence for your business and decide what platforms are right for you.


Your Business Tool Kit

This session steps you through starting a new business. It covers business structures, legal and tax obligations, insurance, bookkeeping and foundational business finance.


Develop Your Big Idea

This session helps you develop business ideas and test for viablility before you get underway. You will start to build your business plan and identify the critical elements to focus on.


Getting Ready To Launch

It’s a big shift from being an employee working for someone else to being in charge of your own future.. This session looks at what you might expect on your journey, and the kinds of challenges that can arise.


Cashflow Management

Cashflow management for business owners is essential. This session provides business owners with tips and measures to help you manage your cashflow smoothly.


Reduce Your Risks

This session helps you identify risks to your business, develop ways to mitigate them or even prevent them from becoming an issue from the outset.


Set Long-Term Goals

When focusing on daily operations, it can be hard to keep your long-term goals front of mind. The Health Check can shine a new perspective on where your business is going.


Gain A Fresh Set Of Eyes

Learn methods to see your business from the fresh perspective of your customers and suppliers. This provides valuable insights into what you do well and where to improve.


Speed Up Your Processes

Identify processes in your operations which may be slowing you down. This session will map your operations and determine which processes to improve or remove.


Growing Opportunities

Growing your business means being adaptable to create new sales. This session will highlight innovative ways to analyse your market and capture new opportunities.


Identify Your Strengths

Every business has strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your strengths allows you to build on them. Learn how to identify all of yours.

I would like to start a business

If you…

  • Are interested in owning and running a business
  • Receive any government support (Centrelink benefits)
  • Want specialised training and support while you develop your plans

… Self Employment Assistance is for you.

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Why Register for Self Employment Assistance?

  • Are you interested in starting or running your own business?
  • Have a business idea and want to work on your own terms?
  • If you have been asking yourself how to start your own business?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place. This can be delivered in person, online or both.

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How The Process Works

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