About Us

We turn ordinary people into everyday legends

Upskills QLD has been training people in high-risk related courses focused initially on traffic management and control all over QLD, for more than 12 years from the NSW border, up to Thursday Island and out to western QLD.

Formerly known as Traffic Management People (TMP), in 2022 the founder, industry expert, Brian Abrahamson, sold TMP to focus on expansion of QLD’s leading traffic training business with one goal in mind – build the nation’s best traffic training company, with a difference. Upskills QLD has more recently extended its core service offering to include other High-Risk courses like Working at Heights and Confined Spaces, as well as First Aid.

In an industry where many students only receive the bare minimum of training required, an Upskills trained professional receives complete training in both theory and practical delivered by the industry’s most experienced trainers and mentors. This enables them to be fully qualified in the shortest timeframes in the industry, ready to deploy immediately.

There is no doubt an Upskilled trained professional will have received the highest quality and safety assured traffic training in the industry.

It’s why we are trusted by Queensland’s most respected civil construction and traffic management businesses, government authorities and employment agencies.

Trusted by:

Government Councils & Utilities
Civil Construction & Traffic Management
Employment Agencies

Corporate Testimonials

Thank you for your support with training.

I had the pleasure of having Upskills perform a number of training sessions from my office for both internal students and external.

The level of professionalism was at a very high standard, the trainers are always polite and in full control of the students.“

The standard and knowledge of the training material is second to none in my experience in the Temporary Traffic Management industry.

I would certainly recommend them, and I would expect the level of training outside of the Temporary Traffic Management industry would also be of the highest standard.

Tony Santiuste
Director

Upskills have been our trusted partner of choice for training our traffic people because we know how well they treat and respect our people. They return enthusiastic and confident. They are true professionals, easy to deal with and always deliver.

Brodie
Recruitment Coordinator

Just thought I would leave some positive feedback about Michelle one of your workers at upskills.

Us here at APM recently started our contract with the department not long ago and I got the opportunity to be the first youth support worker to put a client through the traffic control course training. I was totally unsure of the whole process therefore called Upskills to find out some more information. Michelle picked up the phone as friendly as anything and was super super helpful with everything I had to ask (Which was heaps). Michelle stepped through the whole process of the course, and it was really easy to understand, and she made it enjoyable to listen too. From that day on Michelle and myself built a great connection, I have properly called Michelle over 50 times (No joke) and she was always happy enough to help me out wherever was needed. She always gave me follow up calls and checked everything with me which was really appreciated. Then when it came to the PPE Michelle was so kind to drop it of in office and gave the team here a run down of the course, which we all really appreciated as we have a few clients that are keen on the course. Michelle has made the experience learning about traffic control heaps easier and quite enjoyable including a couple of laughs along the way. Honestly it has been the best experience from any business I have ever dealt with.

Reuben Ginn
Youth Support Worker

Upskills QLD supported our participants to complete White Card and First Aid courses.

Our cohort ranged from young people disengaged from education with low levels of literacy to job seekers, all between the ages of 14-21.

The trainers were always so patient and understanding, supporting the young people to comprehend and complete the courses.

The training and admin team always supported us and booked courses in as needed and sometimes on short notice.

Without Upskills QLD, some of our young people may not have been able to complete these courses on their own. We are very thankful for all of the support they have provided.

Sarah

A huge thank you to Scott for the delivery of the training last week. An informative and passionate trainer who kept everyone engaged.

I will be in touch soon with the next batch of workers for training.

Chris Irwin
HSEQ Project Lead

Bigambul Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (BNTAC) have utilised Upskills Queensland on several occasions over the last two years and have found them to be a most professional and astute service provider for Traffic Control and related Training.

Their attention to detail and professional service delivery are clear in their passion for delivering quality training exemplified across all facets of teaching, planning, review, and final accreditation for our trainees.

Upskills Queensland have proven to BNTAC to take the responsibility of training and shaping lives for improved employment outcomes. They provide an engaging environment to learn and provide mentoring and support through facilitation of quality training from inception, practical components, and the end goal of qualifications.

As a point of difference to other experiences, we found Upskills Queensland to understand the challenges of training in regional areas with a focus on quality, relationships, and fostering growth in skilling Bigambul and First Nations people to be job ready.

BNTAC have no hesitation in recommending Upskills Queensland for their training programs. 

Justin Saunders
Executive Director

We turn ordinary people into everyday legends

Everyday our communities rely on the people we train in these high risk jobs to keep them and our infrastructure safe.

At Upskills QLD, we don’t take this responsibility lightly and ensure the people we train receive the highest quality and safety assured training available.

Our training is unique, tailored to the individual student, so every one of them leaves with the confidence and skills they need to perform at their very best.

Turning ordinary people into everyday legends.

Student Testimonials

Have been training with Scott since Monday. Must say, his professionalism and enthusiasm he brings to a class is amazing. He's turned what is essentially a very tedious task, for someone like myself who has studied so much in so many industries, into an absolutely enjoyable experience. He pushes knowledge and information into you very quickly, but in such a way that it is enjoyable and so the information sticks. It's been an absolute pleasure having him as an educator and trainer.

Peter Gunn

Highly recommend this training group. All the people in the Office are lovely. Michelle is very helpful and goes out of her way to help you. Scotty is an absolute legend. He is very detailed with his teaching. He is obviously very experienced in the industry. Highly recommend to anyone trying to obtain their traffic control ticket.

Patrick Kelly

I recently completed my TMI training with Jason as our trainer. From the moment I met him he was cracking a joke and put a smile on my face.

Jason is an excellent trainer who knows his trade very well.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much Jason made the course interesting, enjoyable, relevant and rewarding. Thanks mate.

Scott Phillips

I was very happy to have Jason as my trainer. He was nothing but supportive, understanding, and welcoming. All the team are very lovely and helpful! I highly recommend this company! 

Georgia Smith

Highly recommend training company, I renewed two tickets with Scotty as the trainer, he has an excellent delivery of information. He has experience on the ground as well as the training room, it was an absolute pleasure to be apart of his student group.

Michelle in admin is great to deal with, she will guide you through the admin process, she is quick to reply to any questions.

Thank you Scotty and Michelle for fast tracking me, I really appreciate it.  

Basia Lochki

“At Upskills QLD, our promise is to deliver real world training on real world equipment conducted by experienced industry experts to address the real world issues. ”

– Brian Abrahamson, Owner and Founder, Upskills QLD

Why Choose Us

Purpose

Our purpose is to help people be the best they can be via education.

Mission

Our mission is to make learning accessible and meaningful for everyone by being focused on each person.

Vision

Our vision is to be the training provider of choice for individuals and companies within all our offerings.

Values

Upskills QLD believes in a People Before Processes approach to our business that respects the individual, safety in the workplace and the environment.

Upskills QLD Accreditations and Policies

Upskills Qld is committed to achieving total customer satisfaction through vigorous innovation and constant improvement of its business processes. We are proud of our achievements and the below certifications demonstrate our commitment to customer service, safety and quality.

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SUTTY87
May 16, 2024

I recently had to redo my level 1 traffic control ticket and I had Frances jay of upskills as my trainer 👌🏼 She really knew her business and qualifications, opened my eyes to alot of things that were unprofessional and just plain wrong working for other companies in the past and taught me alot of things I'd had no idea about and helped me better understand traffic control as a whole! The class was very well planned, very informative and entertaining to say the least. Highly advise taking the class with such professionals thanks guys.

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Rhonda Dennis
May 15, 2024

Awesome and informative

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Mick HumptyDoo
May 15, 2024

Great class very informative really great communication and great lecturer- recommended highly

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Svenden
May 7, 2024

Completed Working in Confined Spaces and Safely Working at Heights at Upskills Qld Kippa Ring. Training facility and equipment was excellent and new. Knowledgeable trainer and thorough at making sure the course ware was understood.

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Matthew Saunders
May 1, 2024

Two days spent at Upskills , immediately noticed on arrival that all staff were welcoming, polite and personable. Trainer Scott , second to none ! He has a Happy , positive outlook and energy , funny and extremely knowledgeable. He made the course an extremely positive experience. I will definitely use Upskills again when required because of this .

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Sean Dennis
April 19, 2024

Fran is a great teacher to learn from.

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Lil bit of sinn
April 18, 2024

I had Fran and Jason as instructors for my white card and traffic control. Both of them were very accommodating towards myself not being able to put pen to paper. Definitely recommend this company for people who struggle with paperwork and training in general

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Robert Hearne
April 18, 2024

Easy to follow courses. Well set out. Excellent instructors with real world experience.

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matthew guest
April 17, 2024

Great place to get your traffic control license done, everyone there is super helpful, friendly

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Niall Castle
April 14, 2024

My employer uses this company for staff to be trained in Traffic Control and Traffic Management Implementation. The trainer, Jason, is a mine of knowledge and explains policies and procedures very clearly, ensuring all students complete the courses with the theoretical, administrative and practical skills required.

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Al Hunter
April 14, 2024

Hi, I was very impressed with Upskills and Jason my Trainer. I have over 30 years in the civil construction industry and Jason was able to teach an old dog new tricks. For anyone interested in TC or TMI courses I highly recommend learning from Upskills Qld the correct way. Thanks Jason and Upskills Qld.

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Rikki Starr
April 9, 2024

Their trainer Fran was amazing. She was very friendly and very knowledgeable on all things traffic control. She was able to work with everyone to help them understand the material and I learned a great deal in the short time we had her for. I would definitely recommend upskills and this wonderful trainer to anyone wanting to enter into traffic control.

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Stuart Rofe
April 9, 2024
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Tia Tang
April 8, 2024

Jason was an amazing trainer, very informative and a great communicator

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Evyie kim Spence
April 7, 2024

Scott was absolutely amazing, I went in there thinking I made the wrong choice but he made me realise that I made the right choice. I absolutely loved going and learning about traffic. He always explained it in a way I could understand it and he made it fun which is what you need when sitting in a room all day and we all have good laughs along the way.

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Anthony Law
April 6, 2024

Training was very thorough and clear to understand, the trainer Jason was an amazing teacher.

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Dylan fischer
April 6, 2024

Today was a fantastic day with Fran from upskill she is a fantastic teacher and explained everything in a way you can understand stand it we did our TMI in Bundaberg big shout out to Fran and keep up the hard work

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Colin Coffey
April 6, 2024

I just would like to say a huge thankyou to Fran for her training today and I would recommend Fran for anyone who wants to get training in traffic controll Thanks again Fran for today you really are amazing..yours sincerely Colin coffey

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Ben Fagg
April 6, 2024

100% will be recommending Upskills for anyone wanting to do tc/tmi. Fran is an awesome trainer and is bringing her a game to everyone she trains,

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TROY HARDY
April 5, 2024

Completed my courses at APM Gladstone with Scott from Upskills was a pleasure doing the course with him,Thanks in advance.

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Aleks
April 5, 2024
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Adam Hassam
March 30, 2024

Fran is the best trainer that I've had for any course I would highly recommend her and Upskills Qld...

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WiredBasher
March 29, 2024
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warren stevenson
March 26, 2024

Fran is a fantastic teacher she is considerate and listens to you I would recommend upskills to anyone…

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Ricky Mcalpine
March 22, 2024
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Mervyn turner
March 21, 2024

Fantastic trainers and would highly recommend them to anyone

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Troy Davies
March 21, 2024

Started my traffic control course this week with Fran she is a amazing teacher with the knowledge of being on the job herself before becoming a instructor would definitely recommend Fran as your teacher

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ian henderson
March 20, 2024

Had a great experience in learning the ins and outs of being a traffic controller, Fran is amazing in her prestation of the course. Ian 👍👍👍

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Scott Van Tebberen
March 17, 2024

Just did my TMI refresher course today with Fran today. Can’t thank her enough for today, so helpful and made the day go so well. Also for helping me with any questions I had and for also making the day very informative. Thanks again Fran and Upskills QLD

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Mitchell Boyd
March 13, 2024

My experience with Upskills QLD was amazing , the Trainers Fran and Jason are really easy going and very professional and they helped me appreciate what traffic controllers do to keep everyone safe and not just stand there holding a sign with so much more involved , thankyou Upskills QLD

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Billy J
March 13, 2024

1000% recommend. These guys are great Jason doesn't get the credit he deserves. He Made learning fun, simple and engaging. Also having anxiety and mental health problems i wasnt looking forward to it at all. But here we are on the last day its great Awesome team with High spirits and great attitudes. Makes you feel really like a part of the team. Thanks again Jase!

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Jhannai
March 13, 2024

Shout out to Jase.K, awesome trainer and makes the course fun and easy to understand! Thanks Jase, you LEGEND !

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alex sigmund
March 12, 2024

Scotty made the course a lot more interesting thanks to His experience and energy. White Card and TC course. The office staff are friendly and great to deal with too

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jason heath
March 10, 2024

I completed the traffic control course with Upskills. It was a great/ enjoyable course. Scotty (trainer) is very approachable and informative. Thanks Scott and Upskills team.

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Malcolm England
March 9, 2024

One of the better RTO's in the Brisbane area. I travelled from the gold coast to Redcliffe for a training course recommended by numerous collegues. I was impressed with the high teaching standards, including both theory & practical expertise, delivered by Scott and the other staff members.

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Tina Mannion
February 29, 2024

Completed White Card course, TC course, and TMI course. Had two trainers over the four days, Fran and Scotty. Both trainers were easy to understand , they explained things exytemely well and answered all the questions that students asked. Trainers were very approachable and happy to help students when required. Would happily return to Upskills Qld for future training with Fran and Scotty. Big shout out to Fran and Scotty.

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Jemma Kristin
February 24, 2024

Thanks Fran! Top Tier Trainer 👷‍♂️👏

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Hannah Stead
February 11, 2024

Great training instructor Jason Kassulke, very patient, focused on individuals and I found it very easy to communicate with which made training through the upskills company enjoyable!

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wayne harle
January 30, 2024

Myself and two workmates did a traffic management course with Fran at rockhampton this week. This is one of the best I have done for a long time .Fran knows her stuff and enjoys a good banter which made this course very easy to understand..if your looking at doing this course Don't think you could find better 10 out of 10 ... Fran...

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Maddy Maclaine
January 30, 2024

Just done my TC renewal with Upskills and the corse was really excellent. Fran was my trainer and she was extremely knowledgeable and what questions she couldn't answer she got the answers for rather quickly. Fran made it fun to learn the new regulations and explained things in a way you can understand and retain. Thank you Upskills QLD and a special thanks to Fran

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Glenn Roads
January 30, 2024

Fran was great, the whole class was great. Laid back but very informative and effectively conveyed....never skipped a beat.

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Joel
January 28, 2024

Just recently refreshed my TMI through Upskills Qld. Fran was my trainer and an absolute legend! Not only did I learn about all the current changes to the TC/TMI industry but the training was done in such a professional way. Fran really knows her stuff! She answered every question I sent her way because she not only puts all her training effort into keeping up to date but she also has plenty of experience on the job and on the road. Can't speak any higher of Fran's down to earth personality and the way she moved through the course. Next time I'm up for a refresher, I will definitely be giving Fran and Upskills QLD a call! Cheers guys.

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Cody Davidson
January 25, 2024

Was an amazing experience and can definitely record going through upskill for any training!!

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Jaylynne Storey
January 18, 2024

Just completed my TMI course with Scott. Learnt a lot and feel ready to work unlike other places I’ve been that send ya out with no idea. Definitely recommend Upskills

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hugh barnett
December 22, 2023
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Ian Thomas
December 17, 2023

Upskills Queensland was the best training I've ever received. They had a trainer named Scotty do my training who had real world experience and ensured that everyone understood the training material he was providing.i had four days of training with them to do my white card My traffic control and my TMI Scotty was my trainer throughout keeping a fluid movement through the courses. I would highly recommend anyone looking to do this sort of training to go with upskills Queensland as they are awesome. They also organized my practical training hours in a quick and prompt way. If I could give this training organization any higher stars I would because they are one stop training organization. You can also get your PPE directly through them so that you are ready to do your training practicals as promptly as possible

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Cody Loy
December 12, 2023

Great course, with great teachers Recommend for anyone

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Kevin Hines
December 10, 2023

Excellent trainer Clear and concise information Relevant information about the job

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Todd Crothers
December 7, 2023

Done my TMI training here great trainer named Fran very knowledgeable and has the best teaching skills ever very highly recommended

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One samboie BOI
December 6, 2023
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McTyson McFightMeM8
December 4, 2023

No complaints happy with everything

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Anton Lombard
December 4, 2023

Fran is great very knowledgeable and experienced in her field.

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Phillip Bungey
November 27, 2023

I had to do my TMI Refresher course. The fact that I was able to do the course on a Saturday was a big plus. The very experienced John De Graff took us through this course in a very relaxed style. Every person was included and encouraged to participate in working out solutions together. The cost of the course with your Q Leave and medicard cannot be beaten by any other training facility that I have used for my 16 years in traffic control. Comfortable airconditioned facilities. Rusty and Michelle were also supper helpful on the admin side with letting me know everything I needed to get together as my requirements for this course.

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lindsay jarrett
November 27, 2023
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damian lothian
November 27, 2023

Very good training provider, had a great day with Fran during our refresher . Highly recommended

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Rod McDonald
November 24, 2023

Jason and Fran are great trainers, explained everything really well and made it easy to get through. Thoroughly recommend Jase and the team!

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jack frohloff
November 24, 2023

Highly recommend

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Lindley Adams
November 23, 2023

The kiwi was Fantastic great trainer thanks

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Chris Robertson
November 23, 2023

The trainer was very good

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stretan stojiljkovic
November 23, 2023

Thank you team Scott and Michelle for the training course. Very informative, clear and engaging. Easy to follow and learn . All the best

Unskilled QLD create courses that are quick, easy and friendly. The instructor was approachable, could communicate on all levels and had time for all students.

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Adam Critchell
November 17, 2023

Great teachers, good place to be trained

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Barry McFarlane
November 16, 2023

Fran did great job.. would recommend her to anyone for training

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Nathan Tremmel
November 14, 2023

Done my TMI refresher course was very well presented, Fran's a very knowledgeable trainer with real world experience.

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Darryl Popp
November 10, 2023

Great training with Scotty and Jason and staff very helpful recommend

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Danielle Carter
November 2, 2023

Huge shout out to Jace K at upskills OLD! He was a gem of a man to have as a trainer. He kept me and the rest of the class well-informed of what to expect along with certain scenarios that could potentially happen in the field. He made the class and practical lesson enjoyable while also keeping us on our toes. Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn under you Jace.

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Jackelyn Thompson
November 2, 2023

A massive thanks to Jason K for the thorough TC training. Jase made it a fun learning environment and made sure we were well informed coming up to our assessment. He deserves trainer of the year! Thanks Jase 🤩

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karen carbery
October 30, 2023
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Mark Simpson
October 29, 2023

Very easy to understand and always got help when needed

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Lochlan Griffin
October 27, 2023

Fran and the team help and make u understand everything and r absolutely amazing people

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Garry Pomroy
October 16, 2023

Fran our trainer was excellent. made us aware of changes that need to be implemented. Knows what she is talking about. I actually learned something.

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The Redd Rieka
October 16, 2023

Fran and the team were absolutely amazing and a well full of information. I did a renewal course for my level 1 and they certainly made sure to teach you. If you had any questions, they were able to answer them in full and give you information about any new policies and procedures that have been brought in. It was a pleasure to do my renewal course with them.

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damien nemere
October 10, 2023

Upskilling is by far passing expectations the trainers were on point full of knowledge and humanity great week of training. I will most definitely redo or any future study with this company

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Chayse Proud
September 28, 2023

Great teachers very respectful

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El Mac
September 16, 2023

Scott, Fran, Rusty and the entire team @Upskills, I highly recommend. From start process to end, I find the team highly personable while delivering a great program with industry knowledge spliced with laughter and comedy. Can not wait to do my TMI course shortly! Wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Keith Norcott
September 14, 2023

Staff are great and very knowledgeable and are very helpful with the answers

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Paul Braniff
September 10, 2023

did my course with Jason K, his dedication to safety on the job site and commitment to sharing knowledge through personal experience, is top tier. patient teaching method towards everyone in the class made it not only fun, but simple to learn and become habit. not only did i walk into this career path confident, i also know I'm actively keeping my fellow workers and my work site safe. also a mention to the other staff openly answering any questions and helping to equip me with gear, and employment upon finishing the course. thankyou Jas K and all upskills staff

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Tamara Frey
August 7, 2023
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Jasmine Francis
August 5, 2023
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Thomas Carsas
August 5, 2023
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Maryanne Dickenson
July 29, 2023

Excellent, I actually learnt at lot in doing my TMI renewal. Thank you Jason K (The trainer)

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ChrisK Speaking
July 13, 2023

Just had training with Jason on Whitecard, TC, and TMI in Gympie. Jason is a very knowledgeable trainer. He turned learning into a fun process. The classroom was always buzzing and happy. If you want to learn from a real expert and have fun while doing it, Jason is your guy!

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Matthew Smith
July 13, 2023

Had a great experience training with Jason, very knowledgeable and involved with the students, would put 6 stars if i could and would recommend

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Otto O
July 13, 2023

Wow just woke af

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Trey Ellis
June 29, 2023

Jayce got me through my TMI course and made sure everything was clear, absolute legend thank you heaps

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Ian Brazier
June 23, 2023

Friendly, knowledgable trainers.

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Sven BrisVegas
June 22, 2023

Recently did a white card course at Upskills with Jason as the trainer. The training room was set up appropriately and Jason is a good trainer that explains the course in such a way that anyone can understand. Thank you to the whole team for a positive training experience.

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Michaela McCartan
June 22, 2023

Massive thanks to Scotty and Michelle for getting us through our White Card and TC Course and sorting us out for our placement - everyone was more than helpful and they made it fun and interesting. Likewise, Jason and Lou were both equally as great in putting us through our TC Assessment. It was so enjoyable and they made us feel at ease the whole time. The whole team were amazing - so friendly and helpful and very quick at getting back to any questions or queries. The whole process was so straightforward with them. Definitely recommend!!

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Kaci Cunningham
June 22, 2023

Myself and my friend completed both the white card course and the TC course with Upskills and I have to say that I couldn’t fault the staff in any way. All of the staff were very accommodating and helpful and never failed to answer our queries and questions. I couldn’t recommend Upskills enough !!!

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Mark Smith
June 8, 2023

Great

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David Sharp
June 7, 2023

Conveyed all information I need to make a decision not sure about parking

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Ten Floyd
June 1, 2023

The course helped me improve my abilities in my job performance. The staff were very helpful and supportive throughout the course.

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Sandra Allen
June 1, 2023

Five stars for Upskills, I have been doing Traffic Control for nearly 6yrs now, went and did my TMI course, Scott my trainer made me feel very comfortable and at easy, the professionalism and information was spot on and I couldn't have ask for anything better Upskills you "rock" and Scott you are "awesome", if you are looking to do a TC course go to UPSKILLS they are the best.

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Kyle Newburn
May 22, 2023

Scotto was an absolute champ for my TMI course.

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Callum Murray
May 10, 2023

Scotty did me TMI training working in prox to traffic 1 and 2 first time I've actually enjoyed it. Cheers bood

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Sarrah Kassulke
May 6, 2023

I did my TC renewal with Scott as my trainer. He did a fantastic job keeping the class engaged. Michelle & Rusty are very helpful getting everyone organized with everything we needed for the course. I Highly recommend this RTO!

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Wandering Seahorse
April 17, 2023

Excellent service, well presented. The trainer Scott definitely knew his stuff. Michelle was so pleasant & efficient. Will be sending my crew & myself back for more. Thanks Upskills Team.

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William King
November 29, 2022

Really good 👍 Very helpful 👌 ☺️