To create life-changing opportunities for people and communities in regional New South Wales.

At Skillset, our vision is to create life-changing opportunities for people and communities in regional NSW.

Skillset offers a range of services including recruitment, apprenticeship and traineeship services, skills development and mentoring programs as well as alternative senior school education pathways.

Skillset is committed to generating employment opportunities through education and skills development for people across regional NSW.

Our Vision.

To create life-changing opportunities for people and communities for people and communities in regional NSW.

Our Purpose.

Creating and sustaining innovative and effective partnerships to generate employment opportunities through education and skills development for people across regional NSW.

Our Values.

The staff at Skillset are motivated by working together to help others, change lives and make a difference to the individuals and communities we support.

RESPECT
COLLABORATION
INTEGRITY

PROFESSIONALISM
HELPING OTHERS
COMMUNITY

Our story.

Skillset was established in 1982 as the region’s first Group Training Organisation with the specific aim of helping local communities and businesses meet their skills needs in a cost-effective way. After more than 37 years of continuous operation, Skillset has grown into a leading regional organisation with a focus on supporting people in our communities through learning, skills acquisition and employment.

Skillset offers a range of life-changing services including recruitment, apprenticeship and traineeship services, skills development and mentoring programs as well as alternative education pathways for senior schooling. Skillset is committed to growing workplace skills, employment, education and the well-being of individuals to ensure sustainable regional communities into the future.

The Skillset Story.

Skillset Senior Management Team

Craig Randazzo
Craig Randazzo
Chief Executive Officer

Craig has 28 years’ leadership experience in services management with 19 years in the not for profit adult training and employment services sector. Craig leads a fantastic team to achieve the strategic plan. He constantly reviews the range of products and services to ensure relevance, value and quality, focusing on providing what Skillset’s customers need to ensure continued success.

Emma Thomas
Emma Thomas
Chief Financial Officer

Emma has over 10 years’ experience in the financial sector and is highly proficient in creating efficient and effective processes to ensure the smooth running of organisations. Emma has held numerous leadership positions throughout her career and has worked in non-for-profit organisations for over six years.
As CFO for Skillset, Emma oversees all financial and payroll operations and ensures that the organisation is continuously creating efficiencies to improve service offerings to our clients.

Jane McWilliam
Jane McWilliam
General Manager

Jane is an effective and efficient manager with the essential management skills to achieve goals and objectives through fostering Skillset’s vision and purpose. A natural leader, with over 15 years’ management and marketing experience. Jane’s current role as General Manager is to ensure the organisation and stakeholders function cohesively to achieve common outcomes through critical leadership roles.

Kim Ellis
Kim Ellis
Senior Manager Human Resources & Business Services

Kim has over 30 years’ diverse experience of people, systems, project, risk and change management and Human Resources. In her current role she manages the core functions related to Human Resources, Quality & Risk, Work Health & Safety, ICT, Marketing, and Operations services to support Skillset Limited and Skillset Senior College.

Abbey Barrett
Abbey Barrett
Head of College

Abbey’s 20+ year work history has been dedicated to the engagement and wellbeing of families and adolescents. This experience has included team management, counselling, clinical supervision, training and support in schools, welfare organisations and private practice, and more recently supporting the development of Skillset Senior College. Abbey has a genuine love of working with young people, and leads the innovative staff of Skillset Senior College to collaboratively work with the students to harness resilience and build connections.

Why we work at Skillset...

“I’m very grateful to work for an organisation that is dedicated to helping people. Working here has given me the opportunity to work alongside some truly inspirational individuals, on projects that seek to effect change and make our community a better place.”

The knowledge that my work has noticeable positive impact on our clients and co-workers, and is important work that can change lives.

Knowing that the company is genuinely doing its best to deliver a premium service that creates change in people’s lives.

Workplace Health & Safety.

The work health and safety of all persons employed within the workplace and those visiting the organisation are considered to be of the utmost importance. Resources in line with the importance attached to work health and safety will be made available to comply with relevant Acts and Regulations and to ensure that the workplace is safe and without risk to health, so far as reasonably practical.

Australia Skillset would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.