Artibus Innovation is headquartered in Hobart, Tasmania, and is a national skills and workforce solutions expert. We have a national presence and the capacity to connect and coordinate stakeholders at both the state and federal level to ensure skills and workforce development align with the needs of Australia..

We understand the challenges and risks at play when it comes to implementing workforce development projects and can deliver advice and solutions in a strategic and seamless way forward, by facilitating the future delivery of effective training that meets emerging industry skill needs.

We have an established capacity and capability to adapt our services and leverage our expertise to work with stakeholders to deliver skilling and workforce solutions.


Core capabilities

Expertise in job design across workplaces and within industry sectors, including the impact of technology and industry sector micro-economic reform

Artibus has particular strength in job design and functional job analysis.  We are currently undertaking 20 major projects of significance reviewing and redesigning training package products for industry sectors as diverse as real estate agents to scaffolders. We manage a library of model occupational profiles and their underpinning competencies.  These have application in pathway planning, training needs analysis and enterprise performance management. Similar assignments have been undertaken relating to digital disruption, the uptake of technology within the health sector and multiple assignments relating to small and micro business skill and workforce development issues.

Expertise in occupational regulation, workplace practice regulation and other requirements impacting upon skill development

Artibus has extensive expertise in occupational regulation, with Nick McShane, Artibus Direcotr being a recognised national expert in the area.  Nick is recognised as national expert on business and occupational licensing and the impact of regulation on businesses.  He has a long history in developing and maintaining licensing and related regulatory content datasets for business licence information services provided by the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science (and its predecessors) and relevant state and territory agencies.

Our international experience

The Artibus Chair, Paul Byrne has significant experience with VET at an international level, as demonstrated by the following projects with which he has been involved:

  • Consultant, with Dr Tom Bain (Scotland) and Dr Michale McComis (USA), to the Saudi Arabian National Commission of Academic Accreditation and Assessment for the development of standards for the accreditation of TVET institutions (2007)
  • Consultant, with Dr Ian Allen, to the Chilean Government on a proposal for a Qualifications Framework for Chile (2007).
  • VET Reform Consultant to the Australia China VET Project (ACVETP), Chongqing and Beijing, China (September - December 2005).
  • Participation in a number of fact-finding and information exchange visits including to India, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, France, China and OECD (1990 – 2005).

Example projects...

Demand and Benefits Report, International Skills Training in Construction

Artibus Innovation undertook a Demand and Benefits Analysis of international skills training in Construction for the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training (international) in 2019. Construction skills training needs were assessed across nine countries across South East Asia and the Pacific. The assessment detailed potential demand for the development and delivery of international education programs under the International Skills Training Program.

Split System Air Conditioning Cleaning

This project involved the development of accredited course in split system air-conditioning cleaning for Air Hygiene Training.  Working with industry specialists we developed units of competency that were packaged into a short course, accredited by the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA) on the national register.

Evaluation of an Enterprise RTO


In 2018 we were contracted by the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure in South Australia to review the efficiency and effectiveness of it's Enterprise Registered Training Organisation (ERTO). In consultation with stakeholders we developed an evaluation methodology and undertook a cost benefit analysis of the ERTO’s operations.

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