An Oil and Gas Industry Safety Training Initiative

All new and existing personnel entering offshore oil and gas sites are required to obtain a Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) Card.


The CSTP is an industry initiative, administered by APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association)

Mandatory from January 2013, the CSTP introduces a suite of defined safety behaviours and core skills that boost the safety awareness of all new offshore oil and gas personnel. This program differs from traditional safety training as it combines the development of safety skills with a practical behavior-based program, delivered in a simulated offshore workplace.

Obtaining a CSTP Card requires three steps:

  1. Successful completion of offsite CSTP training where participants must demonstrate an array of industry-defined safety behaviours and a competent understanding of the core safety units, or;
    completing a recognition of prior learning process (suitable only for experienced oil and gas workers)
  2. On-the-job demonstration of safety behaviours and observation by supervisors in the workplace.
  3. CSTP Card issued by the industry’s independent reviewer.

Your safety. Your Career. ERGT's response to the New Oil and Gas Industry Safety Training Initiative

ERGT offers a three-day, hands on practical training program conducted at the Oil & Gas Safety Training Centre in Jandakot, WA. The CSTP can be combined with the BOSIET or TBOSIET to provide a more cost-effective, intensive and rewarding learning experience that saves time attaining the minimum requirements to work offshore.

The CSTP for Experienced Workers (CSTP RPL) is a one day practical course that allows experienced workers to obtain their CSTP Card by demonstrating their experience and understanding of industry-specified safety behaviours through workplace scenarios and knowledge based assessments, followed by on-the-job observation in the workplace.

ERGT also offers a one-day course for supervisors about observing CSTP outcomes.


Train with the specialists in safety for the oil and gas industry

With over 15 years experience in safety and survival training, ERGT Australia are the only dedicated safety training organisation for the offshore oil & gas industry in Australia. ERGT recognises that continued growth in the oil & gas industry requires an innovative approach to safety training, particularly for new entrants. That’s why ERGT is the first training organisation to develop courses for the CSTP, setting a new standard in safety training outcomes.

About ERGT Australia

ERGT Australia is a leading commercial training organisation providing emergency response and safety skills training to high risk industries. ERGT provides a professional, engaging and safe training service using simulated environments to develop skills and behaviours that address safety-critical industry needs.

  • Since 1994, ERGT has built a solid reputation in providing safety training for the Oil & Gas industry through people, processes, products and attention to detail.
  • With seven major training centres located in Western Australia and Victoria, including the new $18 million Oil & Gas Safety Training Centre in Jandakot, WA, ERGT is well positioned to service the Oil & Gas sector as well as other high risk industries.

Commitment to Industry

ERGT is committed to meeting the practical needs of the industry, as evidenced by:

  • Pilot and commercial CSTP courses have been running since August 2009.
  • All staff at ERGT have been trained in the CSTP.
  • Investment in the building of a new simulated workplace, ERGT’s Common Safety Training facility.

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