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Launch Pad - Exploring Being My Own Boss

The Exploring Being My Own Boss (EBMOB) Workshops are designed to give participants a taste of entrepreneurship and self-employment and support those that have a business idea or a dream of being their own boss, but might not be at a stage that they could commence NEIS Training or Assistance.

The workshop program is conducted over two weeks (25 hours per week) and is fully subsidised by the Australian Government Department of Employment.



  • Must not be in Employment, Education or Training
  • Must be 18 years of age at the time of signing a EBMOB Participation Agreement
  • Must be eligible to work in Australia


  • QLD: Brisbane
  • QLD: Southport
  • QLD: Rockhampton
  • QLD: Hervey Bay
  • QLD: Maroochydore


  • NSW: Parramatta
  • NSW: Penrith


  • SA: Adelaide


      • Please note only the above locations are currently conducting EBMOB Workshops. Please Apply using the online form to find out when the next workshop date is in your area. If you are outside of the above locations please apply for the NEIS Program

Exploring Being My Own Boss will cover 10 key topics to give you an appreciation of how to start your own business and whether entrepreneurship is a viable career path for you. At the end of the workshop you will gain access to a number of discounts and benefits from leading business providers helping to kick start your business dreams. There is also opportunity for complementary work placements where you can gain on-ground experience in a similar business or industry as your own start-up.