ABOUT ECA SKILLS

Are you looking for assistance or upskilling in exporting?

ECA Skills has assisted many companies, government organisations and industry groups in developing and growing business skills in international trade. We can help you too.

For the past 60 years, we have traditionally offered face-to-face training to equip participants with export knowledge. Since 2016, we also offer online training courses that allow you to access comprehensive training from any location and time that best suits you. Further information can be found under the ‘Corporate & Industry Training’ and ‘Self-paced Online Training’ tabs.

ECA trainings are developed and delivered by a team of experts, including ECA staff members, ECA directors, industry professionals and academics, many of whom have worked in international trade for over 40 years.

Let us introduce…

Dianne Tipping, Chair of the Export Council of Australia

Dianne has a long and varied career in international trade promotion and facilitation. Dianne Tipping is the founder and Managing Director of Excon International Pty Ltd. an export management consultancy business that focuses on the management of exports and international projects on behalf of Australian Exporters throughout the world.

Dianne has spent over 35 years handling export transactions and during the early years worked for 2 multinationals and later after opening her own company in 1982 working with the same multi-nationals and others handling their export matters. Companies that she has dealt with since 1982 are still valued as part of her client base.

During her past 20 years, Dianne has spent a great deal of time working with the Export Council of Australia and various other non-government agencies to teach and encourage exporters to achieve their global ambitions in a safe and secure way. Dianne is Chairman of the Education Committee. A senior lecturer for the Export Council of Australia, she has had experience working with exporters and Government personnel in promoting the globalisation of Australia’s export potential.

Shane Styles, the National Skills Development Manager

Shane has been delivering export readiness programs and practical business case studies for the Export Council of Australia for over 5 years, across a range of industries, cultures and markets. In 2020 Shane joined the team as the National Skills Development Manager to broaden ECA’s ability to deliver high-level organisation training alongside the ECA’s historical trade training.

Drawing on his broad range of experience, Shane also coaches industry leaders and corporate executives on personal and professional strategy. In recent years Shane has travelled extensively in Asia, building his knowledge and networks to further assist and train Australian companies to develop best practice initiatives for these important trading markets. His ability to develop leaders and navigate an organisation through its next life cycle to growth is exceptional.

About ECA Skills