"Having completed this form of training before (through [another provider] in 2012) this programme was a massive improvement."
Feedback on the course is very positive. Having completed this form of training before (through ——- in 2012) this programme was a massive improvement. The facilitator was very fantastic and extremely thorough. The pre-start check was without a doubt the best I have ever had! All content on the day was well delivered.
Not only did I confirm I can operate a light vehicle – I took home some learnings that will help on a daily basis and some skills to help if I am ever in a situation they are required.
Ellen, Rio Tinto, April 2014
"Steve has been providing customised training services to my organisation – Dept. of Agriculture and Food for over 15 years"
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Details of the Recommendation: “Steve has been providing customised training services to my organisation – Dept. of Agriculture and Food for over 15 years. While he and his company have provided great training we have always appreciated being able to sit down and develop customised courses for our staff. This has particularly been the case with our driver training where we customised a second level of training for staff. Steve and his crew also spent considerable time with us in developing 4WD recovery techniques.
He has always been available to discuss issues we have encountered relative to driving, use agbikes, first aid and emergency management. I would definately recommend his work and services.”
Service Category: Training provider
Year first hired: 1998 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
Phil Taylor, Manager of Occupational Safety and Health, Dept. of Agriculture and Food, October 2013
"Even though we have both done a lot of 4WD-ing we still learned a number of things both in the field and in the theory session."
Cameron and I completed the off road course yesterday and we both commented later how professional and informative the course was. Even though we have both done a lot of 4WD-ing we still learned a number of things both in the field and in the theory session. It was good to learn new things as well as confirming that most of the things we currently do were right. Our instructors, the two Johns, were excellent in their delivery and instruction and I would recommend this course to any one that intends to do any type of 4 wheel driving.
Steve Embling, Senior Fisheries Officer, September 2013
"Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity"
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Details of the Recommendation: “I am very happy to recommend Steve and his company Shawsett. I have had dealings with Steve for over a decade now and endorse his company Shawsett based on their professionalism, willingness to support and ability to go the extra mile to customize training for a client’s needs in the variety of cultural, logistical and business related challenges that often present.
I have previously recommended Shawsett for operations in remote Australia, Saudi Arabia, India and Iran for clients ranging from small geophysical contractors to Multi National Exploration and Mining companies. Over the time I’ve been dealing with Steve he has never let me down, he represents excellent value for money by delivering a high standard of training that see’s attendees experiencing realistic scenario’s in a safe and conducive to learning environment.”
Service Category: Training provider/advisor
Year first hired: 2001 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity
Gerry Anderson, OHS Specialist at Barrick Gold Corporation, August 2013
“Being able to put yourself into a “sudden stop” situation and learning how to handle the light vehicle was great.”
The best aspects would be being able to drive to actual conditions that we deal with daily. Being able to put yourself into a “sudden stop” situation and learning how to handle the light vehicle was great. Recommend this course.
Travis, August 2013
"Best driving course taken to date."
The course and instructor explained issues well and explained how to resolve mistakes and enable personal improvement. Best driving course taken to date.
Simon (previously completed Eureka & RAC 4WD courses), August 2013
"Thank you for answering our inquiries and being so flexible."
Just a quick email to say a BIG thanks for Chris' assistance with Naomi's first aid course today. She called me up as soon as she finished the course, she was so proud of herself that she has passed the course. It made her feel special and Chris encouraged her and didn't put her down!
It is great to see that a training provider is committed to assisting people with learning barriers. Also thank you for answering our inquiries and being so flexible.
HC, August 2013
"Positive and Fun Learning Environment"
”….I have just completed your ‘Operate and Maintain a 4WD vehicle’ and wanted to pass on my sincere appreciation to your team. I have attended many training courses over the years and really enjoyed the course. Your qualified & experienced instructors enabled a relaxed learning environment and their ability to relate to attendees of wide ability and age levels ensured a fun but positive learning environment. No hesitation in recommending this course to both friends and colleagues….”
Ewen, WA, January 2013
"Very popular and effective"
“…The training consultants have proved very popular and effective in working with agency officers and are to be commended for their hard work, energy, breadth of knowledge related to driver safety, sense of humour and professional approach with all training groups. Our agency employs skilled officers from many ethnic backgrounds. All officers have related well to the consultants and the courses they deliver…”
JS, Senior Manager, Government Agency, Perth, Western Australia, February 2012
"Very interesting and informative"
“…The staff at Meekatharra would like to express their sincere thanks to the training centre and to Shawsett Training for the very interesting and informative Driver Awareness Course, Four Wheel Drive Course and the Remote Area Safety Course. We all thought they did a great job and really appreciated them coming all the way to Meekatharra…”
CB, Meekatharra, WA, January 2012
"Very professional experience"
“…Congratulations to Mark and his team who provided a very professional experience in a warm, friendly and entertaining atmosphere…”
JM, January 2011
"Thanks for this fabulous challenging and enjoyable day"
“…Even though I have driven and early model Landcruiser in New Guinea I picked up many tips. My wife is new to four wheel driving and was a bit nervous at the start but determined to accept all the challenges provided in this well designed programme and at the end of the day was pleased she had done so well. Please accept our thanks for this fabulous challenging and enjoyable day…”
RP, February 2009
"I am glad someone is out there to teach us these things properly!"
…I participated in the 2 day 4wd course on the 1st and 2nd Nov this week and wanted to pass on my appreciation to you and your team, especially our trainer John, for executing a thorough and effective course and optimising what we could learn in 2 days. Earlier in the year I did your driver awareness course which was equally excellent. Driver training does not seem to me to be an easy job to do, and I really appreciate that the trainers practice patience, enthusiasm and humour throughout the course. even though they have probably taught the same things hundreds of times it doesn’t show, which is really awesome. Thanks very much for the service, I am glad someone is out there to teach us these things properly!…”
Rebecca, February 2009
"Informative and educational course"
”…My wife attended the course in Queensland today and she has informed me of how informative and educational the course was. It taught her many things including the safe and correct way to use our Jackaroo on the beach…”
SB, April 2009
"Thank you for such a professional, motivational and great fun experience."
Hello Steve, My Name is DT. I have just completed the four day SJA course with your company.I am writing to you because I feel compelled to provide you with feedback regarding the recent emergency ambulance driving course. Firstly, I must disclose that I come from a training background ( army) and have taught in TAFE in Australia and it’s equivalent in the UK for five years. I say this as I feel that I am coming from both a qualified and informed position and your trainers left me with the impression that I could give honest feedback.
Ok, initially I was apprehensive about this two- week-condensed- into -four- day- course… Those concerns were immediately erased by your staff. Firstly Chris, punctual, efficient and polite, awake, engaged and ready to start training at 8:30 am, every day. Good stuff. Chris got straight into the nitty gritty of the course and the impartation of his knowledge was top knotch. The other trainers such as John, Ron and Evan were unbelievably passionate about their subject and putting it into context for us. Their individual and collective experience has allayed any fears that I had of a “tick and flick ” course! Experience truly cannot be bought and I would urge you to continue with such a great dept of talent in your ranks. RTO’s come and go but the passion of your staff to their role was inspiring and I have no doubt that they are led from the top down. By the way, your drivers did not spare me from any criticism and yet were constructive, firm and personable at the same time. I have completed this course feeling that I am a more aware driver which will pay dividends for my wife and children and the general community. Thank you for such a professional, motivational and great fun experience.
DT, January 2009