Down to Earth strives to provide excellence in training and assessing
Phone 08 9528 8888
RTO 51199

Our Structure and Key People

DTE Staff Hierarchy

Key Business Development Personnel:

KIM BRUNSWICK (Managing Director)
Kim Brunswick is the sole Managing Director and original founder of Down to Earth. In the past, Kim worked as a plant operator in Civil Construction and Mining until he sustained a serious shoulder injury in 1998. The injury changed his career from plant operator to trainer. After his shoulder reconstruction in 1999, Kim decided to pursue a career in training because he felt passionate about teaching and understood the importance of safety and compliance. After working several years as an accredited trainer and assessor for several RTOs in Western Australia he decided to go private and founded Down to Earth Training and Assessing, initially a ‘one man, one trainer business’. In the early days of DTE incorporation, he worked alone all across Australia mainly providing training services to remote shires, towns and indigenous communities. Thanks to Kim’s industry knowledge and good principles of RTO governance, Down to Earth has grown into a nationally recognised registered training organisation servicing large corporate clients in mining, construction, logistics and engineering industries. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and taking care of his fish aquarium.

TARIK IMANIĆ (Web  Administrator)
Tarik Imanić joined DTE in late 2010 initially as a Web Developer. In year 2011, Tarik became DTE’s Web Administrator, a critical role in supporting the firms online Marketing Strategy. In the past, he worked as technical Director for several IT companies across Europe where he acquired both Management and IT industry knowledge to found his own IT firm called GT Solutions in 2008. GT Solutions is a growing IT firm specializing in web development, network infrastructure, workstation and server installation, technical support of IT systems and IT consulting services. In his spare time, Tarik enjoys travelling, playing basketball, and other sport activities.

Key Management Personnel:

Kim Brunswick - Managing Director
Colleen Newman - General Manager
  • Certificate III Civil Construction
  • Certificate III Civil Construction (Plant)
  • Certificate III Pipe Laying
  • Certificate III Road Construction & Maintenance
  • Diploma of Training & Assessing
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Diploma Occupational Health & Safety
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • QSA/RAB Qualified Lead Auditor
  • 10 years of Compliance
  • 4 years State Training Manager of previous RTO
Extensive experience in heavy machinery operations in civil construction, mining and logistics. Extensive administrative, compliance and managerial experience.

Our Trainers/Assessors:

Industry Experience
Ray De Wever Civil Construction & High Risk Over 30 years
Peter Blohberger
Civil Construction, High Risk & Welding
Over 20 years
Andrew Crew Civil Construction, Mining & Traffic Over 20 years
Matthew Kowalski Civil Construction & Traffic Over 10 years
David Pearson Civil Construction & Traffic Over 5 years
All trainers have experience with Indigenous Training