Regulators, Standards & Collaborators

Regulators & Standards

SAI Global: ISO 9001

The management system of ERGT Australia’s Perth Training Centre has been registered to ISO 9001. The ISO 9000 family of standards addresses various aspects of quality management such as reliability, safety, consistency, meeting customer expectations, continuous improvement and compliance with the law. ERGT Australia’s Perth Training Centre’s quality management system has been ISO 9001 certified by SAI Global, ensuring that our clients can depend on the quality of our services and products.

Australian Qualifications Framework: Australian Skills Quality Authority

As the national government regulator for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) seeks to make sure that the sector's quality is maintained through the effective regulation.


OPITO is a not for profit industry owned organisation, which works with employers and employee groups to set and monitor training and competence standards for the global offshore Oil & Gas Industry.
ERGT works with OPITO to ensure that the delivery of a range of our offshore survival and incident management programs meet the required industry standards throughout our 3 OPITO approved training centres.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

As a modern regulator and a Corporate Commonwealth Entity subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) places considerable emphasis on strong, contemporary governance arrangements. We work to forge a clear link between government and AMSA Board priorities, our vision and budget objectives, and the work undertaken by teams and individuals.
AMSA has endorsed a range of ERGT's emergency response and offshore survival courses which are upheld to AMSA's high standards.

International Maritime Organisation: International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 was adopted on 7 July 1978 and entered into force on 28 April 1984. The main purpose of the Convention is to promote safety of life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment by establishing in common agreement international standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers.

For maritime training institutes worldwide, IMO has also developed a series of model courses which provide suggested syllabi, course timetables and learning objectives to assist instructors develop training programmes to meet the STCW Convention standards for seafarers. By providing these model courses ERGT enables our trainees to gain industry relevant and recognised certifications.

Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

APPEA works with the Australian government to help promote the development of the nation’s oil and gas resources, secure regulatory and commercial conditions and increase community and government understanding of the upstream petroleum industry. APPEA also hosts conferences each year to exchange ideas and contribute to developing the industry’s policy positions. ERGT is an Associate Member of APPEA and as such benefit from APPEA’s advocacy work, access to specialist expertise, networking opportunities and recognition by full members of an associate member’s commitment to the industry.

Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) is an industry initiative administered by APPEA. This initiative has recently become an industry mandate, as is the requirement for TBOSIET / BOSIET. As of the 1st of January 2012, Australia’s Oil and Gas industry adopted CSTP as a core foundation of safety skills in the workplace. The aim is to ensure all personnel working in the Oil and Gas industry in Australia to have been assessed as competent against defined core safety units.

Trusted Collaborators

Charles Darwin University and North Australian Centre Oil & Gas

CDU, the only university based in the Northern Territory, offers a fresh approach to education, training, research and knowledge application. The University aspires to be internationally recognised as a centre for excellence in Indigenous and cross-cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge and desert knowledge. NACOG is a hub located at CDU facilitates training and education programs (both on campus and externally through distance learning) together with research capabilities targeted at the specific needs of oil and gas operations and developments in the region.

The Deering Group

TDG breaks down the barriers and creates systems that focus on getting people, programs and
processes on the proficiency pathway, allowing organisations to move into areas of productivity,
performance, operational readiness and ongoing assurance. TDG works with organisations through a
process of consultation, design, development, and assurance with the desire to see organisations and people flourish.

Australasian Training Company (ATC)

The ATC is a leader in training and education services to industry, individuals and communities throughout the world. Founded by a team of experienced training and education professionals from the Australian and Asian vocational education and training (VET) sector, our goal is to provide sustainable futures through connected and equitable learning opportunities. The ATC’s headquarters are based in Western Australia, at The Oil & Gas Training Centre Perth.


Welltrain specialises in the design and delivery of operationally relevant courses to all levels of personnel involved in onshore and offshore drilling operations the oil and gas industry from awareness to specialist performance training. Welltrain expects to deliver training to over 1000 people worldwide annually via our two permanent accredited training venues in Western Australia and Queensland.

Training Services Australia

Training Services Australia is a recognised leader in the delivery of high quality training. Their impeccable credentials and enviable reputation have been established over some eighteen years in the vocational education and training sector. 

ERGT has been working with Training Services Australia (TSA) to upgrade our Certificate IV qualified trainers to the new standard from November 2017. The Australia Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) announced an updated the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package in July 2017. ERGT selected TSA, a training provider aligned with our own values of safety, assurance, cost effectiveness and engagement, to upgrade the skills and knowledge of our Trainers. TSA accommodated our national trainer presence while providing consistent, flexible and high quality training.

Radiation Professionals

Established in 2007, Radiation Professionals is a holistic radiation management service provider to the oil, gas, mining and mineral resource industries. Their expertise is in ionising radiation management solutions, from dealing with issues surrounding Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) as a process by-product, to specialist equipment such as isotopic pig tracking devices within pipelines, to tailored training packages to address competency requirements within the workplace. A Collaborative Agreement has been reached between ERGT Australia and Radiation Professional whereby Radiation Professionals deliver Nationally Recognised Training (PSPRAD001 Work safely in a radiation environment) using ERGT as the RTO. ERGT will provide advice on training and assessment, quality assure the assessment and issue any certification attained on behalf of Radiation Professionals.

University of Western Australia - Centre for Safety

In 2010, ERGT Australia and researchers at The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Centre for Safety (C4S) embarked on a long-term partnership to support the development of relevant and effective safety skills, and behavioural research and education. In 2015, ERGT Australia and the C4S became official partners and a reflection of the commitment to improving research and industry practices. The collaboration has resulted in many successful research projects which have increased our knowledge about the best ways to manage and improve safety in the high risk environments posed by the oil and gas industry.

Extend Training

Extend Training was founded in 2012 by a team of electrical engineers and technicians with a passion for hazardous areas and training.

Extend Training

Maritime Industry Australia Ltd

Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL) is a commercially and politically astute association that reflects our members’ requirements domestically and internationally. They represent the collective interests of maritime businesses, primarily those operating maritime assets or facilities from Australia.

Maritime Industry Australia Limited