OGM Technical Institute Pty Ltd was established in 2012 to provide internationally recognized workforce training and job placements to meet global industry demand for tradecraft skills. OGM aims to create and supply, “work ready” trainees from South Asia and Asia who meet immediate high demand industry requirements worldwide.


Under the vision and guidance of Dr Ravi Pillai, OGM was established in Perth, Australia in April 2012, and in India in 2015. Significant work was undertaken to introduce, establish and develop pathways for Australian training with requirements matched to meet the workforce shortfalls of construction and energy industries, and more recently introducing pathways for healthcare workers placements into Australia.


OGM internationally accredited trainers deliver vocational training contextualized to local industry needs at low cost enabling higher volumes of trainee graduates. Our key objective is to deliver certified training combining technical and practical experience to produce proven ‘work ready’ trainee graduates.


OGM has trained and placed more than 15,000 workers through established training programs in India, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. OGM has achieved job placements throughout the GCC and from 2022 commenced placement of health care workers with pathways to permanent residency in Australia.

Parent Company – RP Group (RPG)

The RP Group has 20 companies under the RPG umbrella evolving into a multidimensional and diversified global business entity having executed projects worth over US$ 20 billion in the last 10 years. The RPG strength comes from commitment to the society believing that growing business while enhancing the lives of people delivers for all.


RPG activities span construction and infrastructure, real estate development, hotels and hospitality, healthcare and wellness, education, information technology, trading and retail. RPG success is founded on a simple philosophy: To honour commitments to all stakeholders and to make a significant contribution to the communities and countries that we serve.

RPG Projects:

Business Sectors:
Projects executed since inception
over US$ 25 billion
Countries in which we operate
Cities in which we operate
over 85,000
Hotels in UAE and India
Hotel guests in 2014
Educational courses offered (Nursing, Wellness, IT and Hotel Management)
Number of students taught in last 10 years
over 100,000
Retail space developed
over 1 million sq. ft.
Peter Linford

Prior to joining the RP Group of companies in 2012 as CEO of OGM, Peter held senior positions as an Australian Diplomat for fifteen years including as Minister Commercial in the Australian High Commission in New Delhi India covering trade and investment strategy across South Asia, as Australian Consul General Dubai and Senior Trade Commissioner Middle East and North Africa, and as Minister Commercial in the Australian Embassy in Seoul Korea, as well as multiple senior trade and investment roles in Japan.


Peter is passionate about global linkages of people and through his extensive business expertise has focused this into the area of skills and people development in both developed and developing markets.


Peter sees his role as identifying and nurturing opportunities amongst different countries, cultures and languages through business to deliver win-win outcomes for workers as well as for industry.


Peter holds a Masters of International Trade & Diplomacy (High Distinction) from Monash University and is a fluent Japanese language speaker.