About Us

About Us

  • National Provider No. 32199

  • ABN 76 121 146 978

From small beginnings in the western Queensland town of Thargomindah in 2006, Director and trainer Mat O’Shannessy, established SWQ Training Pty Ltd. SWQ Training’s mission of “quality training, confident and competent people”, to Mat, means more than just training participants to be deemed competent in the unit of competency. It also means to operate safely and efficiently in their job role.

In 2009, Mat moved SWQ Training to Roma to provide much-needed centralized training to Queensland’s western regions. While establishment in Roma began, the industry was provided with a boost, owed to the Surat Basin GLNG boom. In turn, this allowed SWQ Training to expand into Toowoomba in 2010, to cater to the demand for localised training for the residents of the Darling Downs and greater region.

SWQ Training took another leap forward in 2013, breaking ground on SWQ Training’s current location, the spacious Harristown training facility. Continuing years on, Director and trainer, Mat O’Shannessy, still brings his passion and commitment to the business, playing a key role in the business direction, and always encouraging the team to maintain the mission of SWQ Training.


Great locally owned business and the trainer and facilities are second to none.

Friendly and informative staff, definitely going there for my next licence.

“I like SWQ Training more and more each day because it makes my life a lot easier. Man, this thing is getting better and better as I learn more about it. It’s just amazing. It really saves me time and effort. SWQ Training is exactly what our business has been lacking.”

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