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CARLISLE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Pty Ltd [also known as Heavy Equipment Training and Assessment P/L] is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 0581) set up in 1983 for Civil Plant Operator Training in South Australia, and now  based at

Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills providing training services at workplaces throughout the Fleurieu and Murraylands and at our Training facility in Mt Barker for Industry, Job Seekers and Primary Producers.  We have a presence regularly on the Limestone Coast, and will set up a training centre at Mount Gambier.


We specialise in Work Health and Safety, Risk Management &

Equipment Operation skills and offer certification training, licensing and assessment through our extensive range of workplace courses.  


Our Directors have over 30 years of combined industry experience. 

Our Programmes are conducted in our Learning Centre and also onsite.  

Our Learning Centre operates up to 7 days per week and

we are an all weather site.  

Training support

Wendy, our trainer support person is responsible for the running and coordinating of the day to day activities at the training centre. From looking after your booking enquiries to issuing  parchments and training cards, After enrolment, Wendy will  provide support to students to ensure everything runs smoothly! 

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Operations Trainer

Glenn has a Diploma in Horticulture (ARB) and has extensive experience in Workplace health and safety, workforce supervision and management, and workforce skills development through training.

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High risk SafeworkSA Trainer / Assessor

Duncan is an experienced trainer from the Resource sector and specialises in training and assessing high risk licensing courses, civil construction VOC's and refreshers.

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Rob Paul
Director, Training &

Rob has a background in Heavy Equipment through the Armoured Corp. mining extraction and processing, simulation training aids and developing workforce sites and teams. 

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Bernard Croese
Director & Chief Executive Officer

Bernie is an Electrical Engineer that has specialised in workforce development in the resources sector, and training development as a consultant to Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) and mining contractors. 

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