Your 13-week activity period is a pre-NEIS period that runs before you commence the NEIS program. During this time, you attend three weeks of full-time training (run Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm), followed by a period in which you will:
- complete your business plan
- apply for all relevant registration and licences
- submit your NEIS application.
During this 13-week period, you will continue to receive your current payment and you will still have to report to Centrelink, jobactive provider or Disability Employment Services Provider. The 13 weeks of pre-NEIS training is an Approved Full-Time Activity, meaning you are not required to also look for work.
If your appointment with Centrelink, your jobactive provider or Disability Employment Services Provider clashes with the pre-NEIS training, please inform the NEIS manager.
Please note: This 13-week activity period cannot be extended, so you need to be fully committed.