About Us

Creating better futures

About Skill360 Australia

About Skill360 Australia

Our story began in 1984 as a not for profit, community-based organisation in Cairns. Over the years we’ve been growing in size with offices in Cairns and Townsville.

Locally grown in Far North Queensland, we help businesses and individuals reach their potential by providing quality employment and training opportunities to the far corners of our region. We’re committed to being a sustainable organisation that respects the environment in which we operate.

Our Purpose

To create better futures

Our Mission

To provide workforce opportunities and up-skilling for people, industry and communities who need them, ensuring they are delivered in a sustainable way.

Our vision

To be the best integrated workforce solutions provider.

Our Strategic Priorities

A sustainable organisation

Making a profit to support our social purpose whilst respecting the environment in which we operate .

Innovative and agile

Anticipating and responding to changes in the market, contemporary learning practice and business management to ensure future sustainability.

Operational excellence

To ensure internal and external excellence in terms of our systems, brand and services .

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Skill360 Australia is a member based organisation and the Board of Directors act on behalf of the members in overseeing and governing the organisation. The Board works with our CEO to develop strategic goals and direction.

The capabilities and experience of the current Skill360 Australia Board is extensive including a balanced mixed of financial, legal, business and other skills.

Paul Gadek
Margaret Darveniza
Anne English
Suzie Pont
Dip Man | Dip OHS | Dip HR | C.H.R.E
Jason Taylor
B.Com | Member of ICA of Australia | MAICD

Senior Management

Our Leadership Team

A major focus of our leadership team is to ensure that Skill360 Australia earns and then retains, the trust and respect of our clients and stakeholders. This underpins every decision they make, whether it be operational or in planning for the future growth of the company across Australia and Internationally.

Michael Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
Tania Macaulay
Manager - Corporate Services
Mark Hankinson
Manager, Employment & Training Services
Chris Johnson
Manager - Apprenticeship Services & TTW

Community Pride

Community engagement

Skill360 Australia is proud to be actively involved in many activities and programs in the communities in which we operate. Skill360 staff are passionate about supporting charities and organisations and regularly engage with schools, youth groups, sporting groups and organisations to provide a better life, through health, skills development, personal growth and child welfare just to name a few.

Relay for Life

Skill360 has been involved in the Cancer Council's Relay for Life over several years with staff members forming a team to take part in the event and undertaking fundraising activity through the year.
Relay for Life Skill360 team


Supporting men's health is an important issue for Skill360. There has been some enthusiastic moustache growing at Skill360 to raise funds for the Movember Foundation.

Pink Ribbon Day

On Pink Ribbon Day the Skill360 office takes on a bit of colour as staff hold a morning tea to fundraise in support this cause.
Skill360 morning tea fundraiser for Pink Ribbon Day

Project Booyah

Project Booyah targets ‘at risk’ youth with the goal to re-engage children into schools, assist them to gain employment, reduce offending behaviour and empower children to be confident and contributing members of society. Skill360 has been a founding partner of the program and hosts a 'Try a Trade' day where the participants get to learn about potential career pathways while actually having a go at tasks.
Project Booyah

Supported by our values

We will invest in our people
We will be 100% safe, 100% of the time
We will provide innovative solutions to problems
We will provide excellent customer service
We can always be better in how we do things

What we do

Skill360 provides a range of workforce solutions to businesses and individuals that include management of apprentices and trainees, provision of accredited and non-accredited training programs, recruitment and labour hire services as well having extensive experience in providing specialist advice and programs connected with Indigenous employment.

As an Australian Government contracted Australian Apprenticeships Support Network provider we also help companies and individuals understand and navigate through the apprenticeship process.

So whether you are a business looking to develop your workforce through training or looking for an apprentice, a job-seeker looking to progress your career or a school-leaver starting out in the workforce, Skill360 can help.

Give us a call on 1300 933 358