Our History

ERGT Australia operates across three purpose-built training centres which provide participants with an immersive, experiential training experience relevant to high risk workplaces. With over a quarter-of-a-century of operations, ERGT Australia has become a stand-out in quality, consistent training for our clients work and operating in complex work environments.

2019

ERGT Australia celebrates 25 years since establishment with a renewed focus on taking a collaborative, partnership-driven approach to training.

2018

In January 2018, ERGT relocated its Darwin office and safety training facility to Charles Darwin University’s Northern Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG). This co-location enables a collective effort toward understanding and meeting the training and education needs of industry in the region, and resulted in development of new training facilities including firefighting, height safety and confined space training props.

2016

The Australian Defence Force awards operation of its training centres in Nowra and Townsville to ERGT Australia, further cementing the interstate expansion. The ADF also accesses HUET modules in both Brisbane and Adelaide, and the ERGT Australia facility in Darwin for further training.

2016

In response to demand for a dedicated training centre in the Northern Territory’s industry hub, ERGT Australia opens its Safety Training Centre in Palmerston. Like its Melbourne and Perth centres, the facility provides immersive training for local, national and international operators who value effective training for their workforce.

2014

The Melbourne Safety Training Centre opens, designed to facilitate ERGT Australia’s immersive, workplace-aligned training model. The centre includes classrooms, dedicated fire, maritime and HUET areas, and is equipped to simulate a variety of high risk workplaces, including a production platform with separator and acid tank, permit office, HUET module, TEMPSC, and two training pools. An outdoor fire ground is used for Incident Response training.

2012

ERGT Australia opens a new industry-leading Safety Training Centre in Jandakot. The purpose-built centre simulates high-risk workplaces and includes 30 classrooms, a three-storey production platform, raised helideck complete with Sikorsky S-76A helicopter, sea survival pool and state-of-the-art fire ground.

2010

ESSO Australia awards its contract to operate two training centres in regional Victoria to ERGT Australia, providing the business with the opportunity to expand interstate. The centres include a Fire & Emergency Training Centre in Longford and Sea Survival Training Centre in West Sale.

2005

A major investment at the Jandakot Airport facility includes a built-for-purpose sea survival pool for HUET and an upgraded outdoor fire-fighting incident response facility. The facility supports the oil and gas industry’s drive to achieve observable training outcomes from immersing trainees in realistic workplace-aligned surroundings.

2004

Working closely with clients, ERGT Australia matures its training offering and introduces four key elements into all training: Safety, compliance, cost effectiveness, and participant engagement. This ensures participants continue to receive engaging and relevant training whilst building on an outstanding safety record and providing a cost-benefit for clients.

1997

The ERGT Australia HUET facility becomes the first of its type to be accredited in Australia.

1995

With WA’s resources and energy sectors growing at pace, ERGT Australia develops a reputation as a people-focussed business where participants receive training relevant to the workplace. ERGT Australia moves to a training centre at Jandakot Airport to deliver fire-fighting training and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for WA’s oil and gas sector.

1994

ERG Training is founded by Shane Addis and a small team who are working in experiential adventure training for corporate team building. The founding team quickly realised experiential training could be more than good fun – it delivered engaging and effective training that was transferrable to safety and emergency response training relevant to WA’s burgeoning energy and resources sectors.