Welcome to Skillinvest

Skillinvest (formerly WORKCO and LINK Employment + Training) is a leading RTO (Registered Training Organisation), providing employment, education and training services throughout Victoria and Melbourne, with office locations in Ararat, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Dandenong, Donald and Horsham.  

Skillinvest also incorporates Longerenong College, one of Australia’s foremost institutions specialising in agricultural vocational education and training for over 125 years.  

Our Core Purpose

We exist to deliver exceptional employment, education and training services, to create opportunities for growth and prosperity for our customers, students, our communities and staff.

We will act with integrity, compassion and respect, and work collaboratively to be the best whilst searching for better ways to benefit our markets.

Our Core Values


1)  Progressive Spirit  

Leading not following, striving to make a difference, searching for better ways.

2)  Respect

Recognising equality and diversity, acting with compassion and respect.

3)  Integrity

Honesty and ethics in our actions and words. Governance and leadership as an organisation.

4) Dedication

Genuine care and commitment to providing opportunities and benefit for our customers, communities and colleagues.

5)  Exceptional delivery

Doing what we say; flexible and responsive, excellence in all that we do.

Our History



In 2016, we’re celebrating 30 years of service excellence. Established in 1986 with just one employee, the organisation has grown and diversified, with modern-day Skillinvest providing employment, education and training services across Victoria, from the South Australian border to East Gippsland. We’re proud of our history and our values - find out more about our journey in this short video.

Our Envisioned Future

Our vision and desired state is to succeed as a:

  • Business with state wide market presence and position
  • Recognised leading employment and training organisation
  • Diversified and sustainable business
  • Unified, stable and successful organisation
Our Capability Statement

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Our Capability Statement

Our Policies

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Skillinvest EEO - Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Victimisation Policy

Skillinvest Privacy Policy

Skillinvest Board Conflict of Interest Policy

Skillinvest Code of Conduct

Skillinvest Staff Conflict of Interest Policy

Skillinvest Reconciliation Action Plan

Skillinvest Child Safe Policy and Statement of Commitment

Training Policies and Resources

Our Management Team

Darren Webster

Chief Executive Officer



Jason Maybery

Chief Financial Officer



John Goldsmith

General Manager - Longerenong College


Glen Pohlner

General Manager - Regional

Dale Gemmell

General Manager - Metro

Amanda Galea

Training Manager - Metro

Dean Turner

Operations Manager - Metro

Ian Westhead

Training Manager - Regional

Jodi Bigmore

Operations Manager - Regional

Dalton Burns

Business Services Manager 

Barry Ray

Manager of Academic Programs - Longerenong College