We design and develop custom-made elearning solutions that really engage learners and improve learning outcome. We help educators, researchers, colleges, businesses and organisations.

We offer a range of education consultancy services, curriculum, and innovative e-learning solutions to educators, students, researchers, institutions, and organisations. From learning resources development and training package design to quality assurance reviews and educational consultancy services.

We offer curriculum and educational advisory services and often begin this process by assessing the current situation and identifying gaps and weaknesses in existing resources; for those just beginning, we can provide full LMS and learning content design development.

Learning Material DevelopmentShort Course Design & LMS DevelopmentEducational Animations & Videos

We offer e-learning resources, curriculum, and engaging multimedia development services to teachers, trainers, institutions, and organisations that require professional advice and expert technical support to modernise their LMS and take learner engagement to the next level. A range of e-learning solutions such as the Explainer and Whiteboard animations for student learning, employee and community engagement material. We can produce training videos for online educational programs, employee training, onboarding and engagement programs.

We can help your school, institution, business, or organisation showcase your courses and education programs worldwide through innovative online/social media videos and well-defined online campaigns. In other words, we can help your business better showcase your brand locally and internationally and take advantage of many different forms of media that different people respond to.

Specialist Research Training, Coaching and Mentoring for PhD scholars and early career researchers.

You've likely experienced, in some form or other, a successful mentoring relationship. Perhaps it was an older sibling who took you under their wing, a teacher at school who helped guide your career or a more experienced colleague at work who showed you the ropes. Zacharia Ebrahimi, the founder of Skills Academia, holds a PhD in Work Psychology and Management from Central Queensland University, Australia. He also received a Master's scholarship to develop a National Coaching Guideline and Framework in Australia and holds two Masters degrees and several accreditations in organisational psychology, behavioural science, management, leadership, and business research.

He has taught at various private and public colleges and universities in Australia in subjects ranging from Organisational Behaviour, Consumer Behaviour, Change Management to Performance Management and Business Research and has acted as a research coach for students, guiding them through the process of formulating a topic, conducting appropriate research, setting goals, and producing a written product.

As a learning and teaching specialist and research training consultant, he has worked with graduate students and academics at various stages of their careers, providing feedback and assistance on everything from thesis proposals to articles or dissertation chapters to post-PhD life and career development beyond the world of academia.

Our PhD Coaching and Research Training offer one-to-one coaching and group workshops to help PhD students with a range of issues, from the general stresses that arise while completing a PhD to more specific challenges that a student may be confronting. Training is available on qualitative and quantitative data analysis and career development strategies within and beyond academia. Coaching is a confidential process that allows you to speak to someone from outside of your academic department.

Olympic athletes have coaches. Why? These athletes are stellar, but a coach provides challenge and support to push their performance to the next level. Similarly, Academic Coaching at Skills Academia helps students improve their performance. Coaching can be helpful for both high performing and underperforming students. Students appreciate the dedicated time spent each week or every fortnight discussing academics and goal setting with a professional who can provide comprehensive and constructive feedback and coaching support.

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

Stephen Hawking

For transitioning students, the new school, college or university environment comes with its own set of challenges. It’s like going from playing Monopoly to Risk. Students have to learn a new set of academic rules and strategies to “win the game”; strategies that professional academic coaches help students hone. Academic Coaching at Skills Academia uses a strength-based approach. We focus on what students are already good at and capitalise on those skills. Through motivational interviewing, open-ended questions, and a personalised, holistic approach, we support students as they navigate the school, college or university environment. As students have different strengths and challenges, topics discussed in consultations will vary. Common subjects talked about in Academic Coaching consultations include, but are not limited to:

  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Learning Strategies
  • Test and Presentation Anxiety
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Navigating Work-Study Life
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Community Involvement & Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Transition into and out of TAFE, College, University

Academic coaching consultations are a space to reflect on your current habits and past experiences to create goals and action plans to be a successful student.

We specialise in working with students and professionals in various fields at all career levels, including Managers, Executives, Academics, Students, Solo-entrepreneurs / Small Business Owners looking for balance, stability or transition and advancement in their careers/business. Students, recent graduates and professionals who are in the process of a career change or those re-entering the workforce can benefit from a combined career and business coaching programme, which will help them establish professional goals, create a plan and overcome obstacles that may be in the way. Our Range Of Career and Business Coaching Services Includes:
  • Career Assessment and Discovery
  • Small Business / Entrepreneur Planning
  • Portfolio Development (Professional Brand, Resume, Online Profile)
  • Employment/Job Preparation
  • Applying for Academic \ Higher Education Jobs
  • Social Media Strategy (Social Media Training, Support and Deployment)

Here at Skills Academia, our professional business coaching and personal development coaching consultations and workshops are all about you and your future. We provide our proven tools, and you take the ones you’re excited about back to your business and get to work applying them. We’re there to support you in any way we can, and we’ll be there celebrating your successes, but we’re not a motivational coaching business (we know you’re already motivated).

Entrepreneurial opportunities are available in every sector of the economy to people with any educational and professional background. From recent graduates, athletes, architects, artists, engineers, and academics to healthcare professionals and people from different walks of life– our personal development, business and entrepreneurial coaching and training consultations can help you transform a business idea into a thoughtful plan of action.

About Skills Academia

We design and develop custom-made eLearning solutions that really engage learners and improve learning outcome. We help educators, researchers, colleges, businesses and organisations.

Skills Academia supports deep competency development and skill mastery through meaningful learning experiences. Skills Academia supports deep competency development and skill mastery through meaningful learning experiences. Here at Skills Academia, we utilise best practice models and contemporary pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching. We rely on the most recent developments in educational psychology, e-learning, instructional design, entrepreneurship, management, career development, training, coaching, and mentoring to deliver eLearning solutions and solution-focused training, coaching and mentoring consultation and programmes tailored to the needs of our valued clients.

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Fees and Support

We are committed to supporting underprivileged students and those who face extreme hardships or injustice.

Students facing extreme financial hardship are provided up to 3 free coaching & mentoring or academic skills support per calendar year (subject to availability). For eLearning solutions for educators, schools, communities, colleges, universities, and organisations please contact us and request a quote. Our coaching and training programmes can be conducted online or on our/your premises. Pricing is tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We quote fees based on the nature of work requested, or based on the work and the distance to travel to deliver our services at your premises.

At Risk Learners

Often, there are multiple reasons that lead to student demotivation. We have a non-judgmental approach.

We like to think that most communities, schools, colleges and universities do whatever possible to engage learners. However, there are times that due to many factors, students become disengaged and at risk. We take pride in our engagement strategies. We are inclusive and empowering, valuing the positive contributions of students and creating a sense of belonging and connectedness. To build a sense of belonging, we coach, mentor and train students to learn the process of developing their soft skills to boost their self-esteem and engage in meaningful activities.

PhD Advisory

Dr Zacharia Ebrahimi is currently available to join RHD supervisory panels as a member & co-advisor.

Dr Ebrahimi is committed to giving back to the academic and scientific community and is passionate about mentoring PhD and MPhil students. His interests in academic research and supervision span across a few areas, and he is available to support research projects in the following areas: 1: Workplace coaching, workplace learning and employee behaviour 2: Motivation, resilience, behaviour change in organisations, educational and clinical settings 3: Employee engagement, productivity and work-related stress, anxiety and burnout. Please get in touch with Dr Ebrahimi to discuss this in detail.

COVID Safe Business

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking additional steps to ensure health and safety of our clients .

While our eLearning, educational consulting, coaching, mentoring, academic skills training and academic advising services are predominantly online, we have the capacity to deliver some face-to-face consultations and training programmes from our Brisbane CBD office. We are also closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in QLD and any restrictions that may apply. We follow the Australian government's advice/updates on all COVID-19 related matters. For the latest official coronavirus news, updates and advice from the Australian Government we ask you to kindly visit https://www.australia.gov.au/


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