Connect Skills Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has been delivering work-ready qualifications for learners since 2007. Since 2018 we began specialising in property and real estate courses.

We are committed to helping our students build the fundamental blocks needed for their future careers and businesses.

Our Team


Rod Callaghan
Trainer / Assessor / Course Manager

I’ve been teaching and assessing real estate for 12 years now and I have 28 years industry experience. My goal is to find out what I can do to advance the business of my clients. I’ve had so many diverse experiences myself and witnessing others in their agency practice, I think I have an answer for most things in yours and if I don’t know I’ll find out. I believe in participation, making mistakes, learning and persistence until you succeed. Belief in yourself and self-actualisation is key. You must focus on your strengths and leave the negatives for others to waste time on. Your unique difference is a gift and it’s all about making effort and taking the time. Always happy to hear from customers, I’m available for a coffee and a chat anytime!


James Callaghan
CEO

I strive to make sure we provide the best support services that meet the needs of all our students from enrolment to competency. I also make sure we remain compliant to industry standards and practices. I’m proactively focused on continually improving our systems and integrating with the latest technology to provide engaging learning experiences.


Tony Carr
Trainer / Assessor

I started real estate in 1998 for Starr Partners in St Marys, NSW. After my first full year, I was awarded for: “most sales in a calendar year”. I worked for Raine and Horne & L J Hooker until opening my own agency, Harvey Carr Real Estate in 2006 which continued to grow from strength to strength from 2 employees to 12 full time staff and 5 part-time staff with two office locations. Harvey Carr Real Estate became the most independently awarded real estate in the Blue Mountains and Nepean Region. Some of these awards included recognition from the Chamber of Commerce, Blue Mountains Biz Net awards for best service three years in a row and the Penrith Business Achiever’s award. Over two decades in the industry and now I have decided to pass on my skills and knowledge as a trainer and assessor.


Sereyroth Sun
Administration

I have a wealth of administrative knowledge and skills developed in the banking finance industry over many years before joining here at Connect Skills Institute. My role is keep all the records in order, review documents such as policies procedures, student resources and assistant the CEO.

Rod Callaghan
Trainer / Assessor

I’ve been teaching and assessing real estate for 12 years now. My goal is to find out what I can do to advance the business of my clients? I’ve had so many diverse experiences myself and witnessing others in their agency practice, I think I have an answer for most things in yours and if I don’t know I’ll find out. I believe in participation, making mistakes, learning and persistence until you succeed. Belief in yourself and self-actualisation is key. You must focus on your strengths and leave the negatives for others to waste time on. Your unique difference is a gift and it’s all about making effort and taking the time. Always happy to hear from customers, I’m available for a coffee and a chat anytime!

Lina Zeng
Marketing & Business Development

I’ve always given guidance and my assistance to inspire younger generations mentoring my trainees and showing the right directions. A number of my trainees are proud owner-operators of a real estate business. They all know I am just a phone call away. 
I say “real estate isn’t just a job, it becomes part of you” because it requires love and compassion. The hours are long, the rewards are amazing. The stress levels are high, the satisfaction is nothing to compare. One of the most unique yet one of the most demanding of careers. I am blessed to do what I love to do and I am here to help.



James Callaghan
CEO

I strive to make sure we provide the best support services that meet the needs of all our students from enrolment to competency. I’m proactively focused on improving our systems and integrating with the latest technology to provide engaging learning experiences.