The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018 Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series, see what made the first part by clicking here!

This time of year always sees people reflect on the year just gone, and here at Skill Hire we think there’s no better time to pause and reflect on the highlights of 2018. So, lets take a look at some major events that happened in 2018 here at Skill Hire!

Recognised for Innovation in Indigenous Employment

In July we experienced what was one of our proudest moments, we were announced as a finalist for the 2018 NESA Awards for Excellence! Our team had the pleasure of attending the prestigious event in Brisbane, and while we didn’t take home the award, we had a fantastic time seeing the hard work and innovation within the industry being rewarded.

The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018

Optus stadium success!

In August we celebrated a fantastic achievement for a group of our Employability Skills Training students, whereby all participants were offered an exciting internship with optus stadium! We are always thrilled to offer our future generations a chance to make their mark in the world and in working closely with Optus stadium, not only were we able to provide the students valuable hospitality training, but also too did they receive a real outcome at the end of their studies. Congratulations all round!

The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018

Highlighting our future generations!

On the topic of future generations, in the month of September, we highlighted some of our own employees who are the future of the workforce. Here at Skill Hire, we have a firm belief in providing opportunity to everyone, where ever we can, and that’s something that we believe internally too. Over the month of September and October we highlighted all of our trainees and graduates who help Skill Hire run on a daily basis.

Coffee Makes the World Go Round!

As the year roared on, we excitedly announced the opening of our newest hospitality training course; Cafe Ready Barista Training! With students now having the opportunity to gain accredited skills as a barista, we ventured into a completely new field and have been seeing excited students completing the program ever since!

The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018

The year of the Apprentice!

Skill Hire made special mention to some of our outstanding performers! With so many apprentices coming through the doors of Skill Hire, we get the chance to see some pretty special individuals succeed in their goals and aspirations. We decided to feature two of our best apprentices! With so many more to choose, this is something we will continue to highlight throughout 2019!

We welcomed Tony Abbott

As the year began to draw to a close, we were thrilled to have the chance to welcome Tony Abbott to meet our RSAS team and the community at Pukatja. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the great outcomes that the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy team was achieving!

The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018

While these are just a few of our milestones from last year, we would like to thank all of those who worked hard to achieve another fantastic year! To all those involved thank you for your hard work and dedication to achieving real outcomes for our community!

What were your favourite moments of 2018? We’d love to hear your feedback!


Skill Hire really helped me to see that I can accomplish something if I set my mind to it and I completed my course 2 months prior to the completion date. Cheers guys!


Skill Hire are helpful and professional. Nicola was attentive to all my needs. Their timesheets systems were a breeze and always update us with messages. Thanks Skill Hire


I just wanted to thank Skill Hire's EST Trainers. Nathan is the absolute best trainer I’ve ever had privilege to meet by a WIDE margin and I appreciate everything done for all of us. I’m ecstatic about the internship opportunity.


Not only did Skill Hire respond quickly to our urgent need, your team took the time to understand our organization and our needs. The people sent to help out were outstanding and their ability to rapidly adapt to our workplace eased our burden during what was a very challenging few months.


My son has thoroughly enjoyed the Construction Pathways course. He spent the last 18 months being home schooled and not socializing with anyone so to see him eager to get up and leave the house every day still blows my mind. Simon, thank you for your understanding and taking extra care with my son.


I wanted to say a big thank you to Skill Hire and the team, especially Wayne for such an amazing experience for our students. All of our students were thoroughly engaged with the course and learned many valuable skills.