Competency Training News

Important Update Regarding Site Skills Training: Changes on the Horizon

POSTED: October 31 2023

We are pleased to inform you that Verbrec Ltd. has recently entered into an agreement to sell the Site Skills Training operating facilities at Belmont, WA, and Gladstone, QLD, to Harness Training (Harness).  Harness is a national award-winning Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has been operating for close to 20 years from purpose-built training facilities including Australia and Papua New Guinea. Harness trains 15,000 students annually with more than 100 courses and qualifications available across medium to high-risk industries. (

Harness will operate the two locations in Belmont and Gladstone from 6th November 2023.

This transition brings several changes for all parties involved. What does this mean for you?

1. Business Continuity: First and foremost, we want to emphasise that the Brisbane facilities in Northlakes and Salisbury, the Jandakot facility in Perth and our Adelaide operations, under the Competency Training brand, will continue to operate as usual. You can expect the same level of dedication to delivering high-quality training and services from the trainers and people that you have come to rely on from Site Skills Training and Competency Training.

Likewise, the Gladstone facility and the Belmont facility in Perth, will continue to deliver the same training services, enhanced by the award winning RTO of Harness.

2. Strategic Focus: The sale of Belmont and Gladstone facilities is part of a strategic decision by Verbrec to refocus on specific aspects of the training business, enabling us to better focus our expertise and service to our clients. Our unwavering commitment to quality training and services remains unchanged.

3. Industry Advancements: Harness Energy’s acquisition of the Belmont and Gladstone facilities presents opportunities for strategic investment that leverage their unique skills across training and people services to deliver their award-winning approach to benefit you.

Considering these changes, we encourage you to;

Firstly, visit the Competency Training website at for more information on our current course list and training locations.

Secondly, request to stay informed on the changes for Belmont, Perth and Gladstone by emailing your name and organisation to: who will be providing regular updates to affected parties over the coming weeks.

We appreciate your trust and support throughout the years and look forward to continuing our relationship with you. If you have any questions or require further information about this transition, please feel free to contact our team.

Competency Training – Tracey Campbell – 1300 872 585 | 0419 903 395

Harness Energy – Rory Duff – (07) 3292 0700 | 0401 397 638

Thank you for being a part of our training network. We are confident that this transition will bring new opportunities and enhancements to our services, and we remain committed to serving your training and skill development needs with excellence and dedication.

About Competency Training (

Competency Training is a leading provider of holistic training and enabler of high performance workforces to the resources, construction, large industry and trades sectors. The company successfully graduates more than 5,000 high quality students each year, and provides site assurance solutions to a range of Australian and international corporations.  

Competency Training is subsidiary of Verbrec [ASX: VBC] and works in partnership to identify and develop solutions that meet on-site training and assurance requirements targeting people, plant, and processes.

About Verbrec (

Verbrec (ASX:VBC) is a leading engineering, asset management, infrastructure, and training services provider. We engineer and deliver transformative solutions for the entirety of the asset lifecycle. By combining our industry knowledge with a deep understanding of our clients’ priorities, we support them in achieving their unique goals

About Harness (

Harness is a privately owned Registered Training Organisation, accredited Labour Hire Company as well as Group Training Organisation. Harness exists to realise potential; of clients, students and staff through a human-based approach.

Harness started its journey in building a skilled field-ready labour force to work safely within medium to high-risk industries. Harness has since grown through its partnership approach with clients to deliver integrated solutions tailored to the needs of these industries.

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