Our Purpose

We bridge employability gaps, addressing a global problem by delivering quality learning with experience.

The modern workforce needs employees with demonstrable capability but current education and recruitment practices mainly reward those with knowledge.

 Our courses deliver succinct learning outcomes without unnecessary hurdles.   Learners can apply and evidence their new skills quickly and employers benefit from having a more productive workforce with less downtime.

Furthermore, our training solutions are readily customised for the ever-changing needs of business and learners.

Course content

Satinbird Education delivers a range of microcredentials that have been inspired from nationally-accredited VET sector training packages.  The development process behind the scenes was to look at the most critical components of a job role, and to create short, sharp, high impact programs that allow a participant to rapidly acquire the skills or knowledge relevant to that area of interest.

We also work with industry partners to develop specialised learning materials that address immediate needs and bring long term benefits.

What's in it for you?

Gone are the packaging frills, gone are the drudge assignments and gone are the wasted hours in compliance.  Here instead are the nuggets required for you to immediately start building your capabilities and delivering new skills into your workplace.

What about employers?

Employers are also winners with Satinbird courses.  Because the courses suit a wide range of capabilities, they allow for broader upskilling within and across your business. 

Your employees need not be out of the workplace for days and their newly gained skills can be deployed in real time.

Dr Rob Forage


Executive chair 

Rob is CEO and Chair of SBE Holdings. He previously led UNSW Global, an international education and assessments business, for 11 years as Director and CEO, to a premier industry position with record scale and profitability. Together with an experienced executive team, Rob ingrained a collegiate corporate ethos alongside a personalised, high quality learning environment for international students.
In 2015, Rob’s passion for international education was recognised by receipt of the Universitas 21 award for Sustained Excellence in International Education in Santiago, Chile.  Rob trained in life sciences and earned his doctorate as a Rhodes Scholar. His career in the biotechnology industry spanned innovative research in genetic engineering, IP management and technology commercialisation. 

Mr Simon Paine


Executive director

Simon is a thought leader in educational technology and has delivered transformational value in the school, vocational and higher education sectors. As CDO, he has responsibility for SBE Holdings group technology strategy, delivery, partnerships and services.
Previously, he transformed UNSW Global’s business, aligning technology solutions with new offerings and markets. He enabled its rapid online teaching and learning shift in response to Covid.

At NSW Dept Education, Simon delivered new enterprise capability for schools and TAFEs. He was the NSW lead on the national Flexible Learning Advisory Group that helped lift e-learning in NSW 12-fold in 5 years. 

For investors

This is only the start of the journey! 

SBE Holdings Pty Ltd is planning to grow its business internationally with investment capital.
Interested investors can get in touch through: contactus@sbeholdings.com.au