About Train Safe NT

Train Safe NT is committed to workplace safety and passionate about training, our trainers believe we can change the culture in your workplace and make your life better.

Our training rooms are fitted out for client training needs and have been designed to improve the learning experience.

Covid 19 Safety Plan

  • The rules apply to all people and Train Safe NT trainers will enforce all rules
  • 90% of 4WD training takes place out side
  • No shaking hands
  • No touching each other or any person
  • No sharing drink bottles or other vessels
  • 1.5m social distance
  • Wash hands before food
  • Wash hands after toilet
  • Wash hands after working
  • Surgical gloves are provided for tyre changing
  • 4m square per person if training indoors
  • If anyone is sick or has any symptoms do not attend the course
  • Train Safe NT staff will clean all surfaces in training room with bleach each day

Train Safe NT Crew

Our trainers have over 30 years combined industry experience and have achieved the required Training and Assessment Qualifications.  Importantly they are committed and passionate trainers dedicated to delivering quality training that's educational, practical and engaging.

James Gorrie

James Gorrie

Director & Trainer

James has over 20 years experience training people in the NT and has lived in Alice Springs, Katherine and Darwin. James is qualified in horticulture and has enthusiastically contributed to NT weed management and has a very good understanding of working in remote communities. James has worked on over 30 Indigenous Communities and is very experience with bush ways, he has a strong passion for motorbikes and 4 wheel driving. A lover of bikes, he completed the infamous Finke Desert Race, not once but 3 times! He rode a Honda XR400 because of the legendary reliability.

Steve Elderidge


A skilled trainer, Steve makes learning new skills fun and engaging. Steve has spent the last 20 years researching and managing wildlife throughout the Northern Territory and beyond. He has driven 4WDs through all the Central Australian Deserts and has more than a few stories to tell about his adventures. Steve lives in Alice Springs and has a very good understanding of driving long distances over corrugated roads, he is commitment to producing skilled and competent students and an asset to the Train Safe NT team.

Ian van Munster

Ian van Munster

First aid trainer

Ian has worked at St.John as a first aid trainer for eight (8) years and is now employed by Train Safe NT to provide first aid training at remote communities. Ian has lived in the Territory his whole life and has many years experience with indigneous people. He has worked in many areas of training such as running a driving school and inducting new staff into truck driving. Ian has brought with him many years of first aid training, he has provided CPR, first aid and remote first aid to many isolated communities.

We train people throughout the Territory

We’ve been (and go) everywhere.  And we would love to put you on our list.  Over 60% of Train Safe NT training is done in remote places. Why? If we come to you, you get better, quality training in your workplace where you can directly apply the practical methods of the training.  If you need to come to us that is definitely ok too.

  • Alice Springs
  • Borroloola
  • Bradshaw
  • Bulman
  • Dagurugu
  • Daly River
  • Darwin
  • Elcho Island
  • Gove
  • Groote Eylandt
  • Jabiru
  • Helen Springs
  • Kalkarindji
  • Katherine
  • Lajamanu
  • Mistake Creek
  • Maningrida
  • Murganella
  • Ngukurr
  • Oenpelli
  • Papunya
  • Peppimenarti
  • Pine Creek
  • Ramingining
  • Robinson River
  • Timber Creek
  • Wadeye
  • Warddeken (Central Arnhem Land)
  • Yulara
  • Wudicupere


We offer the following units of competencies.

  • AHCWHS101 Work Safely
  • AHCWRK101 Maintain the workplace
  • AHCNAR101 Support natural area conservation
  • AHCCHM101 Follow basic chemical safety rules
  • AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
  • AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • AHCILM202 Observe and report plants or animals
  • AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
  • AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
  • AHCMOM101 Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material
  • AHCNAR201 Carry out natural area restoration works
  • AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
  • AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
  • AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
  • AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • AHCARB202 Fell small trees
  • AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
  • AHCPMG301 Control weeds
  • AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
  • AHCINF204 Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
  • FWPCOT3259 Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads
  • FWPFGM3215 Perform complex 4X4 operations
  • FWPCOT3260 Recover four wheel drive vehicles
  • TLIC2025 Operate a four wheel drive vehicle
  • AURTGA001 Drive and manoeuvre trailers
  • RIIVEH305F Operate and maintain a four-wheel drive vehicle
  • First Aid Units
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations