Dickens Assessment and Training Services (DATS) offers accredited and non-accredited short courses at our
Coffs Harbour office in New South Wales and we also offer courses onsite, with appropriate student numbers.

In many circumstances short courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of attendees, with course duration and availability being dependent on the course chosen.

Courses have two distinct phases, a training phase and an assessment phase.

DATS has an extensive range of training programs accredited by ASQA.


Delivery Locations

We can deliver on-site training anywhere in NSW.

We regularly service areas such as Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Ballina, Lismore, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Dubbo and Bourke as well as Sydney and surrounds. 


Short Course Code and Title

WHITECARD                  - CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CONFINED SPACES      - RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces

HEIGHTS                        - RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights

EWP under11m               - RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform

TELEHANDLER              - RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

POWERLINES                - Work near overhead powerlines (Non-Accredited)


High Risk Licencing Courses

DOGGING                     - CPCCLDG3001 - Licence to perform dogging

EWP Over 11m              - TLILIC0005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

FORKLIFT                     - TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck

BASIC SCAFFOLDING - CPCCLSF2001 - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

C2                                  - TLILIC0022 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

C6                                  - TLILIC0023 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)

C1                                  - TLILIC0021 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)

C0                                  - TLILIC0020- Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)

CN                                  - TLILIC0018 - Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

CV                                  - TLILIC0024 - Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

PERSONNEL AND MATERIALS HOIST - CPCCLHS3001 - Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist


Association Specific Courses -

EWP Association  - Yellow Card

  • Scissor Lift

  • Cherry Picker (trailer mounted)

  • Vertical Lift

  • Truck Mounted lift

  • Boom Lift < 11 metres

  • EWP Transport Module


(For more information on EWPA Yellow card click here)


TSHA Operator Licence - Gold Card

Additional courses available for groups

AHCMOM213 - Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCPCM205 - Fell small trees

RIIHAN203E - Conduct lifting operations

RIIHAN305D - Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIHAN307E - Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIHAN308F - Load and unload plant

RIISAM203E - Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E - Operate small plant and equipment

TLIA1001 - Secure cargo

TLID0015 - Load and unload good/cargo

TLID1020 - Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

TLIF0009 - Ensure the safety of transport activities (Chain of responsibility)

TLIF2010 - Apply fatigue management strategies

LOAD SHIFTING COURSES - available for groups only.

TRACTOR                      - RIIMPO315E - Conduct tractor operations

ROLLER                         - RIIMPO317F - Conduct roller operations

SKID STEER                  - RIIMPO318F - Conduct skid steer loader operations

EXCAVATOR                  - RIIMPO320F - Conduct civil construction excavator operations

WHEELED FRONT END LOADER - RIIMPO321F - Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

TRACKED FRONT END LOADER - RIIMPO322E - Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations

SCRAPER                      - RIIMPO325E - Conduct civil construction scraper operations*

WATER VEHICLE           - RIIMPO326E - Conduct water vehicle operations*

ARTICULATED HAUL TRUCK - RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated haul truck operations*

BACKHOE                      - RIIMPO319E - Conduct backhoe/loader operations*

DOZER                           - RIIMPO323E - Conduct civil construction dozer operations*

GRADER                        - RIIMPO324F - Conduct civil construction grader operations*

RIGID HAUL TRUCK     - RIIMPO338E - Conduct rigid haul truck operations *

TIP TRUCK                    - RIIVEH304E - Conduct tip truck operations*


*subject to availability.