About Us


When experienced industry trainer and safety consultant Kerryanne Tawhai moved to Gladstone from work at the Kalgoorlie “Superpit”, it didn’t take long for her to see an opportunity. Recognised for her ability to push the “best practice” envelope in delivering training and safety systems, Kerryanne wasn’t satisfied with the standards of the majority of RTOs she was contracting with. So, with partner Trevor Tyson, a civil engineer, she established her own RTO. DTE embodies their decades of experience in training and safety for the mining, processing, oil and gas sectors. Kerryanne and her team understand what it takes to achieve positive results from training and maintain robust safety systems.




  • New $1.4million training facility – situated in Gladstone’s CBD
  • Tailored training – in partnership with our clients, we offer specifically designed training , adapted to suit their learning needs and workplace requirements
  • Effective delivery – we will take time to understand the most appropriate methods to deliver the material
  • Productive class sizes – limited to 12 to 14 for accredited training or 20 for approved training as per WHSQ
  • Flexible delivery styles – training styles are altered to suit client needs.
  • Expertise and high standards – Kerryanne wrote the company’s accredited RTO system, as well as the quality and safety systems
  • Systems knowledge – ability to write or review operational policies and procedures
  • Safety on-call– offering tailored packages and services to suit business needs, delivered in clear, innovative and productive formats, enabling continuous improvement
  • Innovation – offering new ways to meet safety needs, such as a drive through drug and alcohol screening service so workers can ensure they are fit for work.

Want to know more, check out our Mission Statement.

Our Services

Training Courses

We offer professionally delivered, nationally accredited and recognised training courses for the resources and industry, to meet WHS compliance and support PCBU compliance. View and book in to our upcoming training courses HERE.

Training Packages

We can develop contextualised packages that meet client and training package requirements and nationally accredited outcomes. For more information, CONTACT US.

Training Facilities

Our new $1.4m training facility in Gladstone is now open, with modern facilities for hire. We can also provide on-site training. View our rooms for hire HERE.

Fit For Work

Drug and alcohol screening services for the workplace. Ensure you meet your legislative obligations and maintain a safe working environment. Check out our Fit for Work services HERE.

Policy & Procedures

We can develop policy and procedures for your business that align with your business need and international best practice. For more information, CONTACT US.

On Call Safety

Incident investigations, drug and alcohol testing, rehabilitation and return to work coordination and facilitation of the risk assessment process. For more information, CONTACT US.

Quality & Safety

Down to Earth Results trading under DTE Training & Safety Skills is aligned for Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 and Safety AS/NZS4801.

DTE Training & Safety Skills have proven on-site experience in the mining, processing, oil and gas sectors with clients within QLD.

Our People

Kerryanne Tawhai, Director / Trainer Assessor
Safety and Training Specialist

Kerryanne Tawhai (Tar-Fi) established DTE Training and Safety Skills in 2006 delivering safety and training compliance services to the local industry post a career move from Western Australian. With a background in mining and 30 years’ experience in the resources sector Kerryanne has built up a team of experienced consultants and trainers who can offer skills and knowledge back to the industry.

These days Kerryanne predominately works in business development, compliance maintenance, liaising with customers and supporting DTE consultants and trainers.

Trevor Tyson, Finance Manager
Civil Engineer, Water & Tailings Specialist

Civil Engineer Trevor Tyson and husband of Kerryanne, DTE’s Business Director, uses his professional experience to support DTE’s development concepts and finances when he’s not offering engineering services to industry. Trevor works in the background of the business and sometimes helps out imparting his knowledge in the training rooms.

Jacinda Studholme, Administration Manager

Jacinda is DTE’s fabulous, larger than life administrator who makes DTE as functional as it is. Always with a smile and a cheery face, Jacinda will look after all your enquiries for training and safety and leave you feeling that extra bit special.

Jacinda joined DTE in 2016 and the place has shined since.

Greg Davis, Safety Professional
Trainer and Assessor

Greg Davis is Gladstone local safety guru. Greg has been engaged in industry safety for 25 years locally and has supported many local medium to large organisations with their operational safety challenges. With an industry background as a boiler maker, Greg has seen and done it all. Thus offering practical safety solutions in line with VET standards and WHS legislative requirements. A great support to DTE holistically.

Greg joined the DTE team in 2015 and now provides all safety related training.

Tom Wood, Emergency Response Specialist
Trainer and Assessor

Tom Wood’s career has spanned decades in the Mining Sector as a fitter turner, heavy diesel mechanic and as a volunteer for the mines rescue team since 1991. Tom spent 10 years as the ERT trainer at Blackwater mine and in 2014 Tom semi-retired from the mining sector and now is an active member of the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service and to keep his hand in, Tom also is an assessor for Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) competitions.

Tom joined the DTE team in 2016 and now provides all emergency response related training.

Gary Webb, WHSQ – High Risk
Trainer and Assessor

Gary, originally from the UK, taking up the Australian ways in 1995 having previously worked around the world, quite literally. Places such as Hong Kong erecting satellite dishes. Dubai, constructing aircraft hangers. Canada a 56 storey construction build and China constructing a factory unit, but to name a few locations as a steel erector and rigger. After working in the Australian construction market, Gary has made Gladstone his home with a career of training others in order to share his skills.

Gary is DTE’s high risk trainer and assessor and with his work history is an asset to the business.