WHAT IS INITIAL TRAINING?
Any employee involved in the Shipping, Handling, Transporting and Storage industries MUST receive Initial Dangerous Goods Training – Initial training is for anyone who has not received previous training or for employees whose previous training certificate has expired.
WHAT IS REFRESHER/REVALIDATION TRAINING?
Refresher (or Revalidation) training MUST take place every 2 years on all courses. You can only undertake refresher courses if you have undertaken the Initial course previously within the past 2 years.
The prerequisites are:
- You MUST have received previous Dangerous Goods Training within the previous 2 years
- You MUST have (and be able to supply a copy of) a current/valid previous training certificate
- If your previous training certificate has expired, it is mandatory that you attend INITIAL TRAINING instead
- You may attend a REFRESHER course up to 3 months prior to the expiration date (i.e. XXX trained on October 15th 2012 - certificate expires on October 15th 2014). If XXX decided to train prior to the expiration date i.e. July 15th 2014, the new certificate would still be valid until October 15th 2014.
AM I REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE DANGEROUS GOODS TRAINING?
Please check the information on our page Who NeedsTraining? for the categories of employees who are required to undertake it. If you fall into any of these categories, you are required not only to undertake Initial training, but to complete Refresher/Revalidation courses within 2 years.
ARE THE COURSES CERTIFIED AND RECOGNISED AUSTRALIA-WIDE?
All of our course offerings comply with International and Australian dangerous goods and hazardous materials training requirements.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “ONLINE” AND “LIVE ONLINE” TRAINING?
Some companies offer online training which can be completed at any time. Our courses are live, and operate in real-time, with a real person at the other end who you can interact with and talk to.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “LIVE ONLINE TRAINING” (WEBINARS) AND “FACE TO FACE TRAINING”?
We offer both ‘live online’ (or webinar) and ‘face-to-face classroom group’ training options. The live online training occurs using a computer/laptop and the internet, and occurs in real-time with a trainer interacting and working with you at the other end of the connection. The face-to-face classroom training occurs in a training room with both the students and trainer present.
WHAT IS A “WEBINAR”?
A webinar is a live interactive online conference between the student(s) and the trainer.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “GROUP WEBINAR” AND A “PUBLIC WEBINAR”?
Our ‘group webinars’ are designed for companies with a group of employees in need of hazmat or dangerous goods training. They are limited to employees of one company but may include participants from multiple locations.
Our ‘public webinars’ are for individual employees who can join in online with other employees from similar companies, and still receive the same support and training as they would in a single company group environment.
DO YOU OFFER COURSES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED?
We are now approved for SELF-PACED dangerous goods by AIR training (CASA - Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and dangerous goods by SEA training (AMSA - Australian Maritime Safety Authority)
YOU ARE BASED IN TASMANIA – WILL YOU TRAVEL TO OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND AUSTRALIA?
Yes, we are happy to offer training in any location around Australia, dependent on numbers of students.
CAN I TRAVEL TO TASMANIA FOR MY TRAINING?
We would love for you to come and visit us in beautiful Tasmania! Why not think about mixing business with pleasure and undertake your training here? We can help you to make it an experience to remember – look for information on our Tasmania page.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR TRAINING MULTIPLE EMPLOYEES?
IS GST INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICES?
Dangerous Goods Training International and Dangerous Goods Training Australia are businesses registered in Australia. All prices on our website are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and GST is included in the price.
WILL I RECEIVE A TAX INVOICE?
Upon purchase from the website, you will receive a receipt generated by Paypal. Unfortunately this will not show GST in the price. However, upon request we would be happy to email you a certified tax invoice.
I PURCHASED TRAINING FROM THE WEBSITE – WHAT NEXT?
Once you have purchased training for a particular date and/or location, we will register you in the relevant training course.
ONLINE TRAINING - We will forward you an email with separate links for each of the training days. Simply click on the appropriate link for each of the days of training and follow the instructions.
FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING – We will forward you an email confirmation that you have successfully registered in the training course, followed by a Joining Information letter with venue address, timings etc.
SELF-PACED TRAINING - If you enroll and pay for the training on our SELF-PACED training WEBSITE you will be ready to commence the training - You will have 30 Days to complete. If you enroll through this website you can pay or request to be invoiced. Following payment we will then enroll you.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE ANYTHING FOR THE TRAINING?
Yes, students are required to supply their own copy of the appropriate regulations manual for the training (to order your copy of these please visit our Resources page for relevant links).
- for Dangerous Goods by Air courses you will need to supply your own copy of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 2018- 59th Edition
- For Dangerous Goods by Sea courses you will need to supply your own copy of the IMDG - Dangerous Goods Regulations - Volumes 1 & 2 - 2016 Edition + the 2014 Supplement
Dangerous Goods Training Australia will supply workbooks, worksheets and exams.
For ONLINE training you will need
- Internet connection
- Photo ID (needs to be scanned and emailed to us prior to training)
- EITHER desktop computer + microphone + headset (or computer + webcam + phone line to call free number)
- OR laptop + microphone + headset (or laptop + webcam + phone line to call free number)
Also if you wish to undertake Refresher/Revalidation training, please check the requirements (refer FAQ #2)