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In the beginning there was a boy.......

And, just like most little boys, he loved playing in his sandpit with all his yellow tonka trucks.a2

As he grew up, people would ask him: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and he would answer: “I want to have my own school for boys” (weird, we know).

Like most parents, they did not really pay much attention to the little boys statement, I mean, what is a ‘school for boys’ anyway?

But the little boy would not be deterred, he knew that one day, he would find a way to do it…

The boy then became a man, and from very humble beginnings in a little factory in Grace Street Cranbourne, COVE Training started to slowly take form. The boy in the sandpit didn't want to open up just another school; he wanted a school where you actually learn things by doing things. So, with his trusty hound by his side, he started teaching people how to operate machinery.

At first it started with a forklift, and then another one, and another one, and somewhere in the middle of all this the excavators, loaders, rollers, order-pickers, skid steers all turned up, and it’s still going!

And finally the little boy’s dream came true. He got his school.

Privately owned, privately funded, nationally accredited, and proudly Australian, specialising in, you guessed it, real-life tonka trucks.

COVE Training is a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO No 21386) that is accredited and audited by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations), WorkSafe Victoria, WorkCover Victoria, VicRoads, VCGLR (Victorian Comission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation), and ESV (Electrical Safety Victoria) to deliver and accredit you in your chosen qualification.


We take great pride in delivering the highest standard of training to the best of our abilities, in order to give our clients the highest level of knowledge and skill in the field that they wish to pursue, in the most flexible and cost effective way that we can possibly offer.