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AUCTUS Consulting Pty Ltd
Auctus Training and Education

Self Employment Assistance


Thinking about starting your own business or struggling to get your small business off the ground?


Self-Employment Assistance assists aspiring entrepreneurs to set up and run their own business.


The Self-Employment Assistance Program is an Australian Government Initiative and is funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.


And the best part is - all of the training is at no cost to you!


What is Self-Employment Assistance?


The program offers flexible services (eligibility rules apply) including:

  • Small Business Training
  • Small Business Coaching and Mentoring for 12 months
  • You can also receive a $300 reimbursement to assist with your eligible business costs (such as business insurance)

When you apply through Auctus Training & Education we provide you with training, business coaching and personalised mentoring as you establish your business.


Other services that are on offer include:

  • Exploring Self-Employment Workshops
  • Help to develop a Business Plan
  • Business Health Checks, and
  • Business Advice Sessions

To learn more about these services, click here.


Is my Business Idea Eligible?


The Self-Employment Assistance Program has been expanded to support those who have an existing micro-business.


Your business idea is only limited by your imagination. From hairdressing to website development, repair and maintenance to dog grooming, the sky is the limit!


To be eligible, your business must:

  • Not be currently operating on a commercial basis
  • Be lawful and capable to withstanding public scrutiny
  • Be assessed as commercially viable by Auctus Training & Education
  • Be established, located, and operated within Australia


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Next Course Commencement:

Small Business Training Course - Face to Face

Monday 29th April 2024



Small Business Training Course - Virtual

Wednesday 1st May 2024



Courses can be attended face to face OR virtual.

Training delivered Mon/Tues or Wed/Thurs  10am - 2:30pm

6 weeks total

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Need a sneak preview of the course?

Apply for our next Self-Employment Workshop!

Start Date: enquire now

Schedule: (5 days) 10:00am - 2:30pm


Limited sessions available so contact us today!






Who can join Self-Employment Assistance?


To be eligible for the Self-Employment Assistance Program, individuals must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age (noting that a person must be 18 years of age to access Small Business Coaching) and eligible to work in Australia to access Exploring Self-Employment Workshops and Training Options
  • Be an Australian Citizen, or
    • the holder of a permanent visa, or a nominated Visa Holder (including a New Zealand Special Category Visa, Temporary Protection Visa Holder and a Safe Haven Visa)
  • Be not an undischarged bankrupt, and
  • Participate in the program and work the required time in the proposed business

Auctus delivers the Self-Employment Assistance Program in Adelaide North, Adelaide South and the North West Country (Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Lincoln).




Can I receive the Self-Employment Allowance?

  • Participants currently on Job Seeker payment will receive the Self-Employment Allowance for up to 39 weeks (paid fortnightly) and may be eligible to receive Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks.
  • Participants on SSP or DSP payments can choose to continue to receive their current Pension or choose to receive the Self-Employment Allowance to up to 39 weeks (paid fortnightly) instead.



What if I am not receiving income support?

Even if you're not receiving income support payments, you can still access the same training and mentoring support to help you grow your own business.


You can receive free accredited training in small business and 12 months of business coaching and mentoring.


However, you won't be eligible to receive ongoing income support through the Self-Employment Allowance.




Hear from our Self-Employment Assistance participants

Solfit Yoga and Barre studio founder Tracy was a nominee for 2019 NEIS Best New Business Award for her incredible achievements in her first year of business. Tracy has brought to life a 5 year dream to own and operate her own yoga studio in Port Lincoln.


Tracy had been made redundant after working at Prominent Hill where she drove dump trucks for 5 years. Through all that time, Tracy had dreamed about opening a hot yoga studio in Port Lincoln.







Contact us to find out more and how we can tailor this program to suit your needs.


Email: selfemployment@auctus.com.au


Phone: 08 8337 4441