APPEA launches upgraded CSTP website

9 June 2015
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The Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) website has been redeveloped and relaunched.

The new website is designed to be user-friendly. Even though it has more content, its organisation is simpler and more streamlined.

To view the website, go to

The CSTP aims to ensure that all new and existing offshore employees have the same core foundation of safety skills.

It requires demonstration and assessment of defined safety behaviours in the workplace.

Workers new to the industry must undertake a three-day off-the-job training program. Once they pass this, they are required to demonstrate the necessary safety behaviours in the workplace.

Experienced worker can be granted recognition of prior learning (RPL) to replace the porgram’s off-the-job component, but must still demonstrate the prescribed safety behaviours in the workplace to earn a CSTP card.

Everyone working on offshore production and drilling facilities must now have a CSTP card or be working towards obtaining one.

CSTP is not an industry requirement for onshore workers. But onshore workers are allowed to undertake CSTP. 

Offshore construction workforces on construction vessels are currently exempt from this requirement. But contractors expecting to work in the Australian oil and gas industry on offshore production or drilling facilities must work towards having their personnel issued with CSTP cards.