Welcome to our handy tips section!

Over time we will add to this list of hints and demonstrations to help you with your Dangerous Goods needs.

Tip 1 – Demonstration course

What do our courses look like? Click here for an example of the Dangerous Goods Awareness course.

Tip 2 – How to complete a NOTOC

Press play to watch a short clip which demonstrates how to complete all the fields of the form.

Tip 3 – Segregation Matrix

Dangerous Goods must be stored according to the SDS, regulations and site controls. Often, certain types of Dangerous Goods are incompatible and must be stored apart to avoid a reaction.

The Segregation Matrix shows the correct storage distance between each type of Dangerous Goods. See the example below which shows how you must store Nitric Acid (Class 8) in the vertical side of the matrix and Petrol (Class 3) in the horizontal side.

As you can see the segregation distance is a minimum of 3 metres.

Note – Food or food related products must be stored a minimum of 5m away from Dangerous Goods.

Tip 4 – Q Value

Click play below to see to determine the Q Value for shipment of Dangerous Goods packaging.

Tip 5 – Shippers Declaration

Click here for a complete run-down on how to complete this form.


David Shelley

Warehouse Manager, South Australia, Freight Forwarding, GEODIS Australia Pty Ltd

Overall (the Dangerous Goods Awareness course) is very well set up, easy to follow and a lot of work has been put into this behind the scenes.

Yes I will recommend to others in industry to do the same courses, well done to all there.

Dr Elysia Hollams, PhD

Project & Laboratory Coordinator, Systems Vaccinology Team, Telethon Kids Institute

Re: DG Transportation for Shippers of Infectious Substance and Biological Specimens - thanks very much, part of my day will be spent finishing the final part of this excellent course!

Lakhvinder Singh Kalsi (Lucky)


Amazing work by you guys in providing the ‘Dangerous Goods” Transportation for Shippers Course online.

Melissa Gee

Shipping Receiving Specialist

I really enjoyed the Lithium battery course. It was well constructed and provided useful practical exercises along the way to improve and reinforce my understanding and interpretation and application of the regulations.

It was very convenient to stop & start to fit in with my workload. I would recommend it to any Shipper / Receiver of DG.

Thank you for the opportunity to complete the course.

Shaquille Tinorei

Logistics Coordinator

Very informative! It’s a course that cuts straight to the point and teaches you what you need to know along with testing you along the way. I found it great!

Jason Pfingst

Always a great course, there looks like there's been a few changes since the last time I did it.

Michelle Faithfull

Export Airfreight Co Ordinator

Daunting at first yes, but definitely learnt a lot more than sitting in a class.

So much better than sitting in a class!

Meghan Leigh

Research Co-ordinator Team Lead Icon Research

We at Icon Research exclusively use the DG Trainer portal and love the ease and convenience of working with their online program. The support team is incredible, and I've never waited longer than a few hours to get access for a new staff member or re-training certification access for current staff.

Areanna Strickland

Import Operations ASEAN CARGO

It was a lot easier than last time :) It was easier to follow and understand. I think the examples and explanations were a lot clearer.

Scott Redwood

Site Manager Darwin - DHL Supply Chain DHL Global Forwarding

It's always a great experience with you all.

Elizabeth Jenkinson

Laboratory Technician University of the Sunshine Coast

The course covers a lot of information which it has to, but is easy to follow and understand which is great. I'm always grateful when these types of programs are simple to follow and make sense for our day to day work.