Our Courses



STSNT has been successfully delivering Vocational Education Training in the NT for over 10 years, to a multitude of organisations. Some previous clients have been; Tiwi Islands Employment Board, Department of Justice NT, YBE, RIO TINTO, Indigenous Ranger Groups, and East Arnhem Regional Council.

Each training program has been developed to assist participants who may have difficulty with Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) or speak English as a Second Language (ESL).

With consultation, STSNT can tailor the training program and delivery to meet the client’s requirements without compromising training standards or outcomes, whilst being delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Accredited training is delivered in partnership with the following Registered Training Organisations:

Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements for the individual courses are issued with a Statement of Attainment from the RTO showing the nationally recognised units competency they have achieved.  Follow the links to go to the RTOs own websites, and to see their contact details and policies and procedures.

Chainsaw Training

The following units of competency are delivered under the auspices of Workspace Training.  The duration varies, depending on which competencies are clustered together, and the level of experience of the participants.

FWPCOT2254 - Maintain Chainsaws

Provides operators with instructions on how to carry out basic operator maintenance on a chainsaw, including chain sharpening, cleaning, inspection and other routine maintenance procedures.

FWPCOT2256 - Trim and Cut Felled Trees

Provides detailed instruction on how to trim and crosscut felled trees, and deal with typical hazards encountered in a forest or bushland setting.

The course also covers basic chainsaw maintenance and sharpening.

FWPCOT2253 - Fell Trees Manually (Basic)

Participants should already be competent in trimming and crosscutting felled trees and basic chainsaw maintenance. 

Basic tree felling includes;

  • Assessing a tree and planning the falling procedure

  • Preparing an escape route

  • Cutting the scarf

  • Cutting the back-cut

  • Using wedges


FWPRGM3216 - Fell Trees Manually (Intermediate)

Intermediate tree felling includes;

  • All of the "Basic Tree Felling", plus:

  • Correct use of multiple wedges

  • Correct use of multiple back cuts

Small Motors

This course is delivered under the auspices of Workspace Training.  It covers the following units of competency;


AURASA001 - Apply Automotive Workplace Safety Fundamentals

AURPTA006 -Inspect and Service Line Trimming Systems and Components

AURPTE002 - Inspect and Service Outdoor Power Equipment Engines


This course has been designed to assist operators of lawn mowers, ride on mowers, brush cutters and other outdoor power equipment with routine maintenance and service procedures.   The course covers workshop WHS, operator safety checks, types of engines and engine servicing of air filter and oil changes.


Delivery of the course encompasses a theory component and practical exercises over a 2 day period.

Chemical Application

This course is delivered under the auspices of Workspace Training.  It covers the following units of competency;

AHCCHM201 - Apply Chemicals Under Supervision

AHCCHM304 - Transport and Store Chemicals

AHCCHM307 - Prepare and Apply Chemicals to Control Pest, Weeds and Diseases

The course teaches partcipants' how to use chemicals safely to control pests, weeds and diseases.  It also includes instruction in preparing and mixing chemicals, transporting and storing them, reading and interpreting Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and safe work procedures for applying chemicals in the field. 


Delivery encompasses a theory component and practical exercises over a 2 day period.

White Card NT

CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

This course is delivered under the auspices of the Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board.  It is required training prior to undertaking construction work in the industry.  The course covers knowledge of health and safety legislation, hazard identification, risk assessment and management, responding to incidents, use and wearing of personal protective equipment and construction hazards.

Delivery is generally over a 2 day period depending on the participants' previous experience.