Welcome to Energy Skills Queensland


Established in 2008, Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) is a not-for-profit association of members from industry, training organisations and government to help industry connect with skills.

ESQ engages with industry to research workforce needs and develop and implement solutions to address those needs.

ESQ works in the following industries:

• Electricity:Electrotechnology, electricity supply and generation, rail, renewable energy

• Gas:Transmission and distribution, CSG to LNG, drilling and completions

• Mining:Surface and underground


The work of ESQ will continue to facilitate thousands of skilled people being available to join these high growth industries over coming years.

Download Energy Skills Queensland's 2015 Corporate Brochure here.

Organisation Vision

The vision of Energy Skills Queensland is to be the organisation of choice in workforce planning and workforce development for the energy, mining and telecommunications industries in Queensland.

 Mission Statement

In achieving this vision, Energy Skills Queensland strives to provide insight and solutions for the Queensland energy, mining and telecommunications industries to understand and develop their workforce.

Our People

Board of Management



Peter Price Executive General Manager Asset Management Energex

Deputy Chairperson

Malcolm Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Master Electricians' Australia


Treasurer Edwin De Prinse General Manager – Transmission APA Group


Edwin De Prinse
General Manager - Transmission
APA Group





Peter Billing
Executive General Manager Operations
Ergon Energy


Dick Williams
Electrical Trades Union




Marina Williams
Australian Workers' Union




Our Staff

Brisbane Office

Executive Management

Penelope Twemlow

Penelope Twemlow
Chief Executive Officer

Corporate Services


Andrew Jacovides
Corporate Services Manager

Workforce Planning


Anthea Middleton
Workforce Planning Manager



Nathan St John
Workforce Data Analyst

Workforce Development

Justin Barnes - head

Justin Barnes
Industry Skills Advisor - Resources






Kerry Fullarton
Project Coordinator - Southern Wide Bay Burnett
Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy






Our Members

Academy of Career Training
AJ Lucas Group Pty Ltd
APA Group
Apex Energy Services
Arrow Energy
Atlas Drilling Co PtyLtd
Ausenco Services Pty Ltd
Australian Drilling Industry Association
Australian Recruiting Group
Australian Workers Union
AWX Pty Ltd
Axial Training Pty Ltd
Baseline Training & Consulting
Bridgeworks Employment & Training
Brisbane City Council
Busy At Work
BWS Bowan
Caboolture Special School
Central QLD Indigenous Development-Employment Services
Central QLD Institute of TAFE
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA
Civil Safety
Clough AMEC
Conquest Communications
Creative Industries Skills Council
Culpans Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)
Down to Earth Results
Eastcore Drilling Services
EIM Training
Electrical Safety Office
Electrical Trades Union
Electro-Training Institute
Employment Services Queensland
Ensign International Energy Services
E-Oz Energy Skills Australia
Ergon Energy
Evolution Piling Pty Ltd
Fisher & Paykel
Flagstone State Community College
Foley's Earthmoving Pty Ltd

Geiger Civil and Electrical
Golden West Apprenticeships
Grey Nomad in Training

Horizon Resources International
HSSE & Training Consultancy
HSE Plus
Industry Pathways
Interlink Training
J & P Richardson Industries
Jobmatch Employment Agency
Joy Global
Kirchner Training
Lennon Training
LRM Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Lucas Drilling Pty Ltd
Magnum Holdings
Master Electricians Australia
Mindstore Australia
Mrael – ACE Apprenticeship Services
Nova Drilling Services
NRG Gladstone
Outsource Institute of Technology
Pertrain Pty Ltd
Powerlink Queensland
Queensland Rail
Ramsden Telecommunications Training
RII Skills Centre
Saxon Energy Services
Shared Hope Training
Simply Elearning
SkillsTech Australia
Sojitz Minerva Mining
Stowe Australia
SWMS Australia Pty Ltd
Term Training
The Energy Network
Thiess Pty Ltd
Thoroughtec Simulation Pty Ltd
TJ Consultancy
Tracy Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Training Prospects
University of Queensland
Viva College
Well Control School Australia
Western Drilling PNG

Become a Member

Energy Skills Queensland leads energy industry and government engagement on vocational education and training, skills development and labour market issues.

There is no cost to join, simply download and complete the membership form and send to Energy Skills Queensland.

Download Energy Skills Queensland's Membership Application Form

Membership is conditional on Energy Skills Queensland Board approval.

Benefits of Being a Member of Energy Skills Queensland


Direct input into developing industry policy on training and workforce development, used to advocate on behalf of industry to governments.

Funding Help

Assistance with accessing funding to offset some of the costs associated with training and skilling your workforce.


Invitations to exclusive industry events and functions.


Direct input into the design and maintenance of national training packages for the continuous improvement process.


An invitation to participate in Industry Leader Groups, Training Groups and Taskforces.


Invitation to ESQ’s Annual General Meeting.


Participation in skills audits and workforce development plans to ensure that you have the skills to meet your current and future workforce needs.

Exclusive Data

Inclusion on our member’s data-base to receive the latest industry skilling information and research.


Special member discount rates for seminars and conferences.

Ready to find out more?

Membership is free (subject to Board approval).