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.

Train Safe NT Crew

Our trainers have over 40 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 25 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.

Volker Mischker

Volker Mischker


Volker has returned to the Territory after a stint in Tasmania and he has joined the team at Train Safe NT. We are very fortunate to have Volker as one of our trainers as he brings an enormous range of skills, knowledge and practical experience that he is happy to share with you. His greatest skills are welding, chainsaw, 4WDriving skills and fixing small engines, he has previously worked in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA. He has over thirty (30) years experience driving 4WDs throughout the Northern Territory and very remote parts of Western Australia. He is passionate about training and helping your staff learn great skills.

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.

  • AHCMOM101 Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • AHCCHM101 Follow basic chemical safety rules
  • AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
  • AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCPGD212 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
  • AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCBIO203 Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity
  • AHCWHS202 Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
  • AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
  • AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • AHCPCM205 Fell small trees
  • AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
  • AHCINF208 Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
  • AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals for to control pests, weeds and diseases
  • AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
  • AHCCHM306 Prepare and apply chemicals for hand held application equipment
    Driving Vehicles & 4WD
  • AURTGA001 Drive and manoeuvre trailers
  • FWPCOT3325 Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads
  • FWPCOT3329 Perform complex four wheel drive operations
  • FWPCOT3326 Recover four wheel drive vehicles
  • TLIC0023 Operate a four wheel drive vehicle
  • RIIVEH305F Operate and maintain a four-wheel drive vehicle
  • TLIC1051 Operate a commercial vehicle

Fire Management Units

  • PUAFIR008 Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
  • PUAFIR017 Work safely around aircraft
  • PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire
  • PUAFIR210 Prevent injury – prerequisite to PUAFIR204
  • PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire
  • AHCFIR202 Assist with planned burning

First Aid Units

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

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 - ABN 97 164 810 075