Marty Karow

Graduate Diploma of Training and Development (University of Melbourne)

Marty’s expertise is working with clients to map process and then engage personnel in that process. He is a Project and Learning & Development Specialist with 15+ years experience in the Vocational Education and Safety sectors of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and more recently in the resources sector of Australia and Africa.

Marty’s specialty is to review processes and develop systems of work to ensure safety, efficiency and effective application of the process. Marty has delivered measurable outcomes in Projects utilising proven Management and Leadership skills in Continuous Improvement, Technical Writing, Work Safety Processes, Training Assessment and Capability
Development, Change Management and Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) compliance.


  • Senior Advisor, Sustainability Pty Ltd, WA
  • Technical Writer, Sustainability Pty Ltd, WA
  • Project Manager, (Lieutenant, RAN)
  • Training Systems Specialist, (Lieutenant, RAN)
  • Project Safety Officer (RAN Maintenance)


  • Graduate Diploma of Training and Development (University of Melbourne, 2007)
  • Diploma of OH&S, (Sustainability, 2014)
  • Diploma of Project Management, (being completed)
  • Cert. IV in Training and Assessment TAA40104 (Royal Australian Navy, 2008)


  • Personnel and departmental management.
  • Technical advice for safe work procedures.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Initiative and enterprise.
  • Analysis of projects and safe work processes.
  • Problem solving and resolution.
  • Management and leadership.
  • An effective and efficient work ethic.


Marty has successfully lead teams in the assessment of operational risk and the development of Safe Working Instructions specific to engineering and electrical maintenance tasks.

Prior to this Marty had vast experience in leading a team of Naval Training Developers in the review of contractor provided maintenance training documents for new engineering and  electrical Safe Work Procedures.

Marty has successfully managed and lead large teams of maintenance personnel involved in specific maintenance tasks. He practices attention to detail and conscientiousness at every opportunity.


MMA Offshore Dampier Area A&B Safety Coordinator
OHS Supervision and coordination for works in the loading wharf for MMA Offshore Dampier facility.

MMA Offshore (Batam Island): Safety Coach
Provision of safety supervision within a manufacturing (shipyard) environment. Identification and rectification of Critical Risk activities within the shipyard/s and to document all other risks identified. Assist in reviewing Safety Systems and support the transition of ownership
of the Jaya Batam and Singapore shipyards to MMA policies and processes.

AML Tonkolili (Sierra Leone): Project Leader (2014)

Project Manager for the High Risk Task of changing out a 2.5km Conveyor Belt. In often very trying West African conditions the Project was successfully completed three days ahead of schedule with no injuries or fatalities.

BHP Technical Writing: Project Leader (2012-2014)
Lead a number of Projects during a period of organizational change. Marty initiated effective and efficient processes to enhance team morale and increase document development production rates. Despite some major challenges all Projects were delivered ahead of schedule.

Navy Engineering: Projects Liaison Officer (2011)
Marty managed a department of Quality Control Officers and Training Developers in the review of over 500 documents for 32 Projects specific to Safe Work practices. Marty was awarded a Commanding Officer’s Commendation for services in this position.

Ship Maintenance: Projects Safety Officer (2002 – 2009)
Marty managed and co-ordinated the safe work procedures associated with maintenance tasks involving Ship Hull, Electronic and Mechanical Systems and safe shiftwork handover reports for Australian Navy warships. Marty’s job was to ensure that Safe Systems of Work were adhered to on a daily basis.

Marty and his team achieved this safety requirement for Australian Warships HMAS MANOORA (Garden Is, Sydney), HMAS STALWART (Port Moresby, PNG), and HMAS TOBRUK (Lumut Port, Malaysia, Sembewang Shipyard, Singapore and Hong Kong).