Friendly Professionals Who Are Here to Help

Sandy Kanahs
General Manager
Sandy has been employed with LITA Training since 2005. She has a great deal of experience in Office Management and finances. She was appointed to the role of General Manager on 1 September 2019 and will lead the growth of the RTO supported by the LITA Board. One of her first priorities is to ensure the RTO obtains its recertification status by early 2020.
Shaun Blackwell
Trainer and Assessor

Shaun spent 25 years working in the Forest Industry as a machine operator, he was employed by LITA Training in 2014.


He conducts training and assessment for Forest Machine Operators, he has recently extended his skills to include Heavy Vehicle Training, Forklift Training and Assessment and Drug and Alcohol Testing

Angela Koch
Administration Assistant
Angela has been employed with LITA Training since 2016.  She plays an important administrative role in managing student records and information plus scheduling training courses. 
Alan McKelvie
Forest Machine Trainer and Assessor

Alan has been employed in the Forest Industry for a period over 30 years. He has operated a wide variety of Forest Machines in the SE of SA, Western Victoria and the Blue Mountains.


Alan joined the LITA team in 2010 as a Forest Machine Trainer and Assessor.



Gerald Smith
Trainer and Assessor

Gerald has spent 30 years working in the Forest Industry as a Forester and in Plantation Establishment and Maintenance.


He has been employed by LITA since 2016 and has been developed to be our Chainsaw Trainer and Assessor. He also conducts training and assessment in Polesaw, Brushcutters throughout the state of South Australia and Western Victoria.


Forty-two years of combined trainer experience.


Forty-four years of uninterrupted training. 

The LITA Board


Our board meets monthly to provide helpful direction to our Organisation. Our board is made up of members from Forest Owners, Harvesting Contractors and the Transport Sector.



  • Ockert le Roux, OneFortyOne Plantations (Chairman)

  • Adrian Agars, HVP Plantations 

  • Abbey Gabrielli, Gabrielli Transport 

  • Steven Witherow, Tabeel Trading Nominations

  • Dianne Muhovics, Moreland Holdings 




Tel. (08) 8735 1474

Fax. (08) 8735 1453

Email. training@lita.org.au


Monday - Friday 08:00am - 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday - closed



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