Welcome to Skillinvest

Skillinvest is a premium employment and training specialist, offering quality services and results delivered by a highly experienced and qualified team of experts.

For employers, we offer professional support with the recruitment and selection training, upskilling and mentoring of staff, and the management of all administration, legislation and compliance requirements. We also create and manage apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities and deliver nationally accredited courses for students, young people, apprentices, trainees and staff.

We work with organisations of all sizes, from a wide range of industries including Automotive, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering, Business Management, Equine Racing, Hair and Beauty, Food and Hospitality, IT and Communications plus many more.

With more than 35 years of experience and offices in Adelaide, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Dandenong, Donald, Horsham and Longerenong, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities of each local area and can provide knowledgeable and useful advice and support.

As a values-based, not-for-profit organisation, we aim to make a real difference and contribute significantly to the communities in which we operate. We have developed strong business, government and community partnerships and assisted thousands of young people to find and retain meaningful employment.

Skillinvest is also:

  • Quality certified to Australian Standard ISO 9001:2015.
  • Certified as a Social Enterprise supplier through Social Traders.
  • A registered Group Training Organisation that meets the GTO standards as prescribed by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
  • A Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 4192) under the regulation of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Standards.
  • A proud partner and contract holder with Jobs Victoria to deliver employment solutions for indigenous and multicultural youth across the state.
  • Able to deliver services across Victoria, and in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
  • Committed to helping increase indigenous participation in the workforce as evidenced by our Reconciliation Action Plan. The Skillinvest workforce is 10% indigenous.
  • Dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth to remain and continue within the education system and achieve their true potential.

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Our core purpose

Our mission is to deliver exceptional employment, education and training services that create opportunities for growth and prosperity for our customers, students, our communities and staff.

We promise to act with integrity, compassion and respect, and to be the best while always searching for better ways to benefit all our clients.

Our values- the way we do things


We are leaders through innovation and empowerment


We do what we say


We act with compassion, understanding and empathy


We pursue excellence in what we do


Our capability statement

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‘The Goanna’ 2015

By Jordan Secombe, Wotjobaluk/Jadawadjali

“Skillinvest has respect in recognising equality and diversity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the community as a whole. We will act with integrity and compassion and work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples while searching for inclusive ways to achieve equality particularly through education, training and employment opportunities.

We will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to provide awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and achievements in all communities in which we work.

Skillinvest will ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel embraced by our business and we will measure our success when Skillinvest is recognised as a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage, cultures and spirituality are valued, respected and celebrated.”

Skillinvest is a leading provider of employment and training services, delivering apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, workplace training and nationally accredited courses across a range of industries to support the development and growth of individuals, businesses and communities.

Skillinvest is dedicated to helping individuals and communities reach their full potential, and in partnership with government and private organisations offers a range of award-winning employment and training programs for disadvantaged and marginalised groups, and regularly sponsors local community, cultural and sporting events.