Learn how to avoid the traps and pitfalls of operating a small business

You will learn how to bring your business idea to life with the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), funded by the Commonwealth Government.

NEIS is a competitive scheme and places are limited. Eligibilty for NEIS does not guarantee you will be accepted for NEIS training or that approval of the business plan by the NEIS provider guarantees Department of Employment acceptance.

When you complete the NEIS, you’ll have the confidence to establish and operate your own small business.

You’ll learn practical skills in areas such as scoping of business opportunities, financial planning, marketing, work prioritisation, customer service and business planning.

Bass Coast: 14 August applications close 7 August
9 October applications close 2 October
Berwick: 9 August applications close 3 August
11 October applications close 4 October
Frankston: 13 August applications close 6 August
8 October applications close 1st October
Latrobe Valley Region 13 August applications close 6 August
8 October applications close 27 September

Average three days attendance per week 9am - 3pm
Includes classes, workshops and development of a business plan = 13 weeks is allocated.

Course code
On campus
Frankston, Traralgon NH, Berwick, Bass Coast
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 6 weeks.
Start dates
Weeks commencing: Berwick: 22 Feb, 30 Apr. Frankston: 29 Jan, 19 Feb, 23 Apr. Bass Coast: 20 Feb, 8 May Traralgon: 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 7 May.