Who we are
SkillBuild is a training organisation focussed on the precise needs of tradies looking to improve their opportunities in a rapidly changing world. We are a family company with a practical, caring, can-do attitude.
What we believe
SkillBuild will never treat you as a number. We travel to you, design courses which will maximise your current knowledge and arrange schedules which will minimise downtime and maximise results.
Where we are going
SkillBuild specialises in equipping today’s tradies with skills which will make them more competitive and employable in the future – especially in fast-moving trades such as refrigeration, telecommunications and renewable energy.
Our Trainers are experts in their field
Jo has an Arts and Education Degree and taught in secondary schools in the ACT, NSW, Victoria and the NT before moving into the training sector. She has worked for training organisations in the NT delivering business, health and training qualifications. Jo has been a partner in an Electrical Contracting business for 20 years and has experienced the ‘joys’ of book keeping, managing staff and completing compliance paperwork. Her role as the CEO for Skillbuild entails all documentation, compliance and finance.View Profile
Bill has an electrical trade qualification and has been a Contractor for 30 years in 5 States and Territories He has also taught in Secondary Schools and TAFE, having completed an Education Degree. Bill also has qualifications in Renewable Energy, Telecommunications Cabling and Air Conditioning. Bill’s role is training delivery and course material development. His passion is renewable energy and lives in Albury with Jo in an ‘off grid’ house in the middle of town.View Profile
Diggaj is a Renewable Energy Engineer at SkillBuild. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Honours) degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology from a UK University. He is registered member of Engineer Australia and has Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council. Diggaj’ s areas of interests are Off Grid System, Micro hydro & Wind Energy.View Profile
Mark lives in Alice Springs and as an Electrical Contractor focuses on Renewable Energy Installations. Mark delivers the Off Grid Course for Skillbuild, as he has a wealth of experience in this area. He has consulted for several organisations, having travelled to Papua New Guinea to scope jobs for other companies.View Profile
Neil has three trades; Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Engineering and Heavy Diesel Mechanics and is currently completing an electrical apprenticeship. He has run businesses in WA for 10 years and been Training for Westrac and now Skillbuild for the last 5 years. Neil flies all over Australia delivering our Air Conditioning courses. He has numerous trips to Mine sites to deliver training; his students appreciate his vast industry experience and knowledge.View Profile
Mick has a Cert 4 Electrical – Renewable Energy and is an A grade Electrician and Registered Electrical contractor. He is also CEC accredited for Solar Storage and SPS. Mick has been working in the industry 40 years and in solar for the past 10 years – Mick is passionate about the advancements in both Renewables and Storage. Working as part of Laser Electrical Mount Evelyn as Approved Solar Retailers Mick specialises in repairs, maintenance and optimisation of existing systems both on and off grid as well as new installations. As a Diploma qualified trainer teaching with Skillbuild allows Mick to share his passion and experience to the industry.View Profile
Billie has been working as an Electrician for 29 years. She is aÂ Diploma qualified trades teacher and specialises in Solar and Battery storage both on and off grid SPS Accredited and Battery Storage Endorsed). She has worked in TAFE but now does training for Skillbuild and has taught students from VCAL right through to licensing. She is a strong advocate for Women in Trades and is on the Victorian committee of SALT supporting and linking tradeswomen.Billie is co owner of Laser Electrical Mount Evelyn and when not Training with Skillbuild both her and Mick complete Installation and Maintenance work within the Solar industry.View Profile
Skillbuild delivering training in the field
Our trainers operate businesses, engage with industry and have substantial teaching experience.