Crane lifting on construction site
Metal Pipe
miners working




For the Construction Industry


Smart & Skilled Approved Provider

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Registered Training Organisation RTO No. 31664   ABN: 29 127 641 758 


Dickens Assessment and Training Services (DATS) was established by Director Malcolm Dickens.
Malcolm has a wealth of experience with construction equipment and earthmoving equipment as well as
years of experience in the construction industry.  With this experience and Malcolm’s passion for training
and assessing, he recognised that there was a need for properly skilled and trained people in the Construction,
Resources, Transport and Mining Industries.

Thus Malcolm commenced a privately owned Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Dickens Assessment
and Training Services in 2007 and has been providing quality training and assessments for individual students,
industry and the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Professional Staff

DATS is owned and operated by a team with extensive industry experience. Senior management and training
personnel at DATS have all progressed from being industry employees to highly regarded trainers and assessors
in their own specialised areas of expertise. 

About Our Trainers

Our trainers and assessors have over 40 years combined experience and all courses are delivered to the highest
standard to meet strict government regulations and workplace health and safety standards and site specific requirements,
meaning we have the right skills for your next training course. Our trainers and assessors are experienced hands on people. They have a proven track record in working across all levels of learner competency within all Industries. They hold the required Vocational Training and Assessment Qualifications and licences with relevant and current industry experience in the areas they train and assess in. Our trainers and assessors continue to develop their Vocational Education and Training (VET) knowledge and skills as well as their industry currency.

Service Area

Our services cover all areas of New South Wales and Queensland. DATS offers courses at our training rooms
at Coffs Harbour (NSW), and Pinkenba (QLD), your workplace, or a suitably established training venue. We specialise in onsite and site specific training and cover Verification of Competency in all courses offered.

Finding out more

If you need any more information about our services please feel free to contact us on phone:  02 6652 9946


ASQA Certificate of Registration





* Forklift


* Dogging

* Cranes

* Basic Scaffolding

....and more


Public courses are held regularly in Coffs Harbour. 

Courses can be scheduled in other towns for groups.


RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations








1/7 Elswick Place, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450

Email: coffs@datservices.com.au
Phone:  (02) 6652 9946

Office hours:

Mon-Thur 9am - 5pm

Fri              9am - 4pm


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Registered Training Organisation RTO No. 31664   ABN: 29 127 641 758 

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ON-SITE and SITE-SPECIFIC training available!


If you have a group of people to do a particular course, please call us to discuss your needs.

This information is correct at the time of publishing; however, course dates are subject to change at any time. Dickens Assessment and Training services reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary. Minimum course numbers apply – courses may be postponed if minimum numbers are not reached. Courses can be conducted for groups – please call us to discuss your needs. If you require a course in your area that is not listed, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. * Conditions apply.