Participation in non-vocational activities such as government funded rehabilitation and government funded work experience activities (e.g. Work for the Dole, Green Corps) are limited to 26 weeks, whereas those participating in Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) can receive up to 2 years.
Where the activity is being undertaken part-time the part-time equivalent may be granted.
Where a person has completed a particular LMP or personal support activity they are eligible for further JETCCFA funding without the need for an intervening activity.
NEIS is a component of Job Services Australia, administered by DEEWR. NEIS helps eligible unemployed people to start and run a new, viable small business. NEIS provides successful applicants with accredited small business training, advice and mentoring.
During the training participants will develop a business plan. Upon completion of the course (normally 6 to 8 weeks), a participant's business plan is assessed by their NEIS provider.
If the plan is approved, participants will receive business advice and mentoring support during the first year of business operation. If the participant is already on an eligible income support allowance, they may also be eligible to receive a NEIS allowance for up to 52 weeks.
For JETCCFA purposes the NEIS training component may be funded as a study activity (188.8.131.52). If following the training component the parent commences self-employment, the self-employment may be funded as a work activity. No intervening activity is required in these circumstances.
Where the parent elects to receive a NEIS allowance the parent should be treated as being in a LMP and JETCCFA may be payable for the duration of any NEIS allowance. No intervening activity is required in these circumstances.
Note: Where the parent's income support payment is cancelled, due to their NEIS payments or for some other reason, JETCCFA should also be cancelled.
A parent may be eligible for JETCCFA funding until the total SEE training (on a full-time basis) exceeds 24 months (104 weeks). Once a parent has received their 24 months JETCCFA for SEE training, JETCCFA is not available for a further SEE activity. This is regardless of whether the parent undertakes an intervening activity.
Policy reference: FA Guide 1.1.I.120 Intervening activity (JETCCFA), 1.1.J.30 JETCCFA activities, 1.1.J.50 JETCCFA activity limits, 1.1.R.22 Rehabilitation (JETCCFA), 184.108.40.206 JETCCFA Eligibility Criteria - Overview, 1.1.I.50 Income support payment
SS Guide 1.1.L.10 Labour market programs (NSA, YA), 220.127.116.11 Suitable Activity - Work for the Dole, 18.104.22.168 Suitable Activity - Full-time Work for the Dole, 1.1.N.50 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)
Last reviewed: 20 September 2013