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For the Construction Industry


On-site & site-specific training throughout Queensland and

New South Wales


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 1300 014 415


ASQA Certificate of Registration


CSQ Funding is available
if you work in construction

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Skills Assure Supplier No: PS102099

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52 Savage Street, Pinkenba Queensland 4008

PO Box 235 Hamilton Central Qld 4007

Ph:  (07) 3868 3486

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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday      7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday   Closed


1/7 Elswick Place, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450


Ph:  (02) 6652 9946

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday      9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday                              9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday        Closed


Suite 1, Level 1, 6-10 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113


Ph:  (02) 8922 7510

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