Upskilled strives for excellence in all levels of our service, but where we excel is with our trainers and facilitators.  Upskilled takes great pride in bringing the very best trainers and facilitators to our course sessions and business development programs.

All Upskilled trainers and facilitators have extensive experience working in and with commercial organisations. As well as recent and relevant business experience, our trainers and facilitators are highly qualified and credentialed. Many trainers hold an MBA or similar qualification; all have, as a minimum, the essential qualification for training and assessment (TAE40110).

Upskilled is committed to gathering participant feedback for the support of trainers and facilitators. In turn, the knowledge that Upskilled trainers deliver is highly valued by course participants and business clients alike. Facilitator expertise extends well beyond structured sessions, and informs every aspect of the superior learning experience that Upskilled specialises in.

Upskilled Trainers

Keith Mogford

Keith's extensive business background is predicated on more than 25 years' experience within education training, business management, and OH&S. His career has taken Keith from original equipment manufacturers in reprographic business, across a broad field of marketing and business operations. More...

Gideon Roos

Gideon has been involved in the VET industry for the past 24 years with a strong focus on RPL processes. He has a background in international marketing and promotional strategy implementation. He is also involved in an ongoing manner within job role identification and internship strategies in Australia. More...

Himanshu Gupta

Himanshu has his own CPA accounting practice dealing with products such as financial advisory, compliance management, bookkeeping and taxation, and is also a full member of CPA Australia. He has extensive understanding of the vocational education industry and project management. More...

Samantha McKee

Samantha’s areas of expertise include accounting and finance; leadership and management; innovative business practice; corporate governance and business strategy. She has board governance experience, as a board and audit committee member of SYC. More...

Peter Gitsham

Peter has over 20 years' experience in management at a senior level, particularly in the Human Resource area. After a long career with Australia Post, Peter moved into a training and consulting role, working with both small and large businesses across a wide range of sectors. More..

Pete Hedges

Pete has over 35 years of experience at state, national and international senior management level in the logistics industry incorporating the areas of distribution, training, development and OH&S. More...

Christine O'Brien

Christine has more than 18 years corporate business experience, including 4 years as a Trainer/Assessor. With an innate understanding of what clients expect and a passion for meeting these expectations 100% of the time, Christine provides strong leadership across all organisations she works for. More...

Ian Peters

In a career spanning over 25 years, Ian has worked as principle contractor and in 'client-side' positions, rolling out new suburbs in Canberra and Brisbane, including all aspects of construction and design. Ian has delivered both the civil and landscape infrastructure, and built many homes within new subdivisions. More...

Pamela Murray-Jones

In a corporate career spanning nearly 30 years, Pamela has worked in marketing, business development and senior management. Her areas of expertise are business administration, management, strategy, governance, marketing, HR management specialising in L&D, executive and organisational coaching and mentoring. More...

Christina Baker

Christina’s experience spans over 20 years and recent roles have included Trainer/ Assessor, Training Manager. Christina’s experience to date encompasses Banking, Publishing, Vocational Education and Training and Health. Expertise includes Leadership and Management, Communication, Customer Service, Team Work and Sales. More...

Rebecca Churchill

Rebecca has more than 25 years’ experience in the areas of Human Resources, Continuous Improvement, Project Management, Training and Development and Business Management. She has held key positions within both medium and large organisations and has been instrumental in implementing successful large scale change. More...

Megan Turner

Megan has been a Business, Management and Tourism trainer since 2008 and has a great depth of experience teaching a diverse range of students. Megan has her own small business, a boutique travel agency, and also worked in Tourism, Banking and Real Estate. More...

Hussain Awan

Hussain has held an ICT Team Leadership role in a large training organisation and awarded Trainer of the Year in his last employment, he worked in a variety of Industries including Manage Service Provider and Banking sector and held various Technical and leadership roles. More...

Kim Porter

Kim has worked in the community services sector for the past 15 years. She trained as a nurse before deciding that she loved working with clients in a social work format. Kim's passion for education saw her take on more roles in delivering professional development training in various capacities. More...

Lavina Lobo

Lavina is a web and software developer specialising in client server technology, with experience in development and training. This includes requirements definition, analysis, design interface implementation, database development, programming and testing. More...

Nazia Hussain

Nazia Hussain is an Upskilled training coordinator and student support officer. She has almost 5 years' experience as a senior trainer and assessor; working at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). More...

Robert Muchamore

Robert has extensive experience within the public and private sector, including working within the Australian Taxation Office, where he was involved in IT development, training, and various customer service roles. More...

Susan Kokolis

Susan's strengths in the human service sector are many. She believes that networks, communication and accurate documentation are vital to assist clients to develop to their full potential. More...

Towariqul Islam

Towa has very strong business ethics and has a deep understanding of the demands of the business industry and criteria for success. He is passionate about coaching and sharing real life business experience. More...

Vanessa Chauhan

Vanessa has over 20 years of corporate financial, management, commercial, auditing, project and fixed asset accounting experience in Australia, New Zealand and India. More...

Zaiba Khan

Zaiba has experience in a wide range of business and management, human resource management and childcare qualifications; and has immense exposure to various industries. She is experienced in developing, facilitating and assessing. More...