Skill360 Australia are dedicated to creating better futures for job seekers, businesses and communities that we connect with. We do this by:
Connecting employers with job seekers
We offer services that connect both the job seeker and employer communities all over Far North Queensland
WORKING WITH BUSINESSES
Working with businesses to develop skills and staffing requirements
JOB SEEKER SUPPORT
Skill360 Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. It is part of the BUSY Group Ltd, a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing career opportunities to job seekers and students through apprenticeship, employment and education support programs.
To create better futures
To provide employment opportunities and up-skilling to people, communities and businesses in a sustainable way
To be the best integrated workforce solutions provider
Founded in Cairns in 1984, the company began as Cairns Region Group Apprenticeships Limited with the purpose of providing far north Queenslanders access to employment and training opportunities and to support business and local industry with workforce skills development, later rebranding to Cairns Region Group Training (Skill360 Australia).
In 2007, to reflect the growth in the range of services and the increased footprint of operations, Skill360 Australia then became what we are known today, Skill360 Australia Limited.
In July 2019, Skill360 became part of the BUSY Group, a like-minded, community-based organisation with over 40 years’ dedication to skills growth and work opportunities for Queensland communities through the delivery of apprenticeship, youth and employment programs.
Skill360 continues to be driven by its purpose of creating better futures for job seekers and communities in the regions we operate in. We remain true to our humble beginnings and are headquartered in Cairns, providing services throughout Northern Queensland and beyond.
Our Leadership Team
Graeme has worked in the marketing, advertising and media profession for over 40 years, during which time he has been directly associated with some of the world’s largest multinational companies and Australia’s biggest broadcasting groups. He held a number of senior management and CEO positions within these organisations before launching his own Marketing and Management Consultancy in 1987. He currently remains Managing Partner of that highly successful Consultancy today. He is also a Lawyer, having been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005.
Graeme has served on the Management Board of The BUSY Group Ltd since 1993 and is currently Vice Chair. He is passionate about social justice and equality.
Brett specialises in the provision of audit and advisory services to the private and public sectors including not-for-profit organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Marketing) and is a Chartered Accountant.
Having worked for KPMG Australia, Brett then spent several years overseas where he crafted significant experience in the financial services sector working for Morgan Stanley in London. Brett is now based on the Gold Coast and is the Financial Controller of a market leading online finance company.
Brett has extensive experience in statutory reporting obligations and detailed knowledge of corporate governance and risk management issues for companies, including appropriate company policies and procedures.
Paul Miles, Managing Director of BUSY At Work, has been with BUSY since January 2007, initially as Deputy CEO and then appointed as CEO in late July 2012.
Paul has a degree in Law from Cardiff University, Wales, however retrained as an accountant within the energy industry and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
In between leaving the energy industry and joining BUSY, Paul worked within the financial services sector for major banking and insurance organisations in both Australia and the UK.
Leonie brings to the team a background of senior management experience in both Human Resources and broader Business Management. Commencing her career as an Officer in the Australian Army, Leonie has worked across a range of sectors, including Manufacturing, Government, Resources and Community Services. Leonie holds a BA (Economics & Politics), MBA (Human Resources) and Post Graduate qualifications in Accounting.
Anthony is passionate about helping others develop capabilities to prepare for the future. For the past 20 years Anthony has held executive leadership roles within the employment, skills and vocational education and training (VET) sectors. In these roles, Anthony has led employment and skills initiatives across industries including construction, engineering, hospitality, international education, telecommunications, English language programs, and health. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business from UQ and a Diploma of HR Management. Prior to entering the employment, skills and VET sectors Anthony held senior management roles within the Accor Group and Hyatt International.
Margaret-Ann is deeply committed to ensuring that all people have equal access to quality education, training and employment opportunities. With a background in education and retail franchising, she prioritises customer-centred learning and engagement. A commercially savvy executive with over 20 years of experience, Margaret-Ann excels in managing teams and fostering a blend of commercial success, customer satisfaction, and stakeholder relationships. Her strength lies in swiftly grasping business strategies and driving impactful change. She promotes individual accountability while leading with clear communication and effective project management. Margaret-Ann holds a Bachelor in Commerce (Human Resources and Marketing), is a Certified Advisory Board Chair, and is a member of the Aged Care Advisory Group.
Skill360 by the numbers
Apprentice and trainees employed
Accredited qualifications delivered
Apprentices, trainees and businesses supported