Vicki Hawes

Vickie Hawes

Facilitator (Trainer / Assessor)

Vicki Hawes is passionate about seeing people achieve and reach their potential. Bringing a unique blend of experience across diverse industries and disciplines, Vicki Hawes offers clients a down to earth, refreshing and supportive approach to getting the best out of their organisations or their people.


With a career spanning 25 years in policing, safety, training, community and indigenous relations and human resource management, Vicki has an innate ability to create strong and lasting connections with people. Clients benefit from her direct and honest approach. Vicki has been employed and engaged in many sectors: government, mining and resources, manufacturing and not for profit.

Vicki is engaged to assist certified trainers deliver high risk work units of competency to prospective employees who have English as a second language. Vicki has recently been engaged for an international project to coach workplace employees for professional development and improve cross cultural relationships and productivity. Vicki has also delivered speciality workshops for an Employee Assistance Provider organisation to help clients manage workplace stresses and build resilience.

This diversity assists those who engage Vicki for professional consulting and coaching (safety and career), career counselling and outplacement services.
Her highly developed interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership qualities in high stress situations, development of organisational culture and ability to act concisely and practically lead to authentic and trusted relationships with clients.

Vicki is a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).


  • Currently completing Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Graduate Certificate Career Development (Coaching and Counselling)
  • Graduate Certificate Security Management
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety
  • Diploma of Criminal Investigation
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV Project Management
  • Certificate IV Trainer and Assessment


2014 – Present – Principal Consultant – Vicki Hawes and Associates/The Coalface Coach

Specialist in-field coach for middle management (Perth based and site based) focusing on leadership skills and creating efficient, effective teams. Facilitate workshops on process safety, risk management, conflict management, bullying in the workplace, communication, Lumina Spark psychometric profiles (individuals, teams and leaders), negotiation and ‘Tools to the Top’ Supervisor training. Deliver nationally accredited qualifications (Diploma and Certificate IV) in leadership, safety, project management.

2013 – 2014 – OSH Coordinator (Not for Profit) – Foundation Housing

Develop Safety Management System for organization. Provide safety advice to all employees and senior management. Conduct investigations into incidents, complete inspections and audits in conjunction with CCI. Introduced the use of risk management tools and training for employees on safety.

2012 – 2013 – Senior Manager – Client Services Team – ETAS Group

Responsible for business development for organisation and management of all clients. Senior Manager of business development and clients services teams. Attended Oztrade event in Jakarta to enhance opportunities for Indonesian based training for organisation.

2012 – Safety And Quality Systems Manager – Salmat

Develop safety culture for organization in consultation with General Manager and Department heads. Implement risk assessments, job hazard analysis, environmental awareness and hazard identification information and training. Conduct investigations to identify root cause of incidents and provide feedback to General Manager on outcomes. Deliver monthly safety information in a face to face meeting with all of staff (120 employees) and implement monthly safety focus and monitor. Coordinate the Safety Committee, chair monthly meetings.

2010 – 2012 – Indigenous Career Development Supervisor – CITIC Pacific Mining

Manage remote onsite Indigenous Employment Program, inclusive of Work Ready Program (13 week program in conjunction with Roebourne TAFE) for entry into the resource sector. Conduct recruitment of participants from local traditional owner groups associated to project. Interface with site based managers to identify areas for indigenous employment and cultural awareness. Manage Indigenous Rangers – train in areas of safety, professionalism, attention to detail and communication

2009 – 2010 – Community Relations Advisor – CITIC Pacific Mining

Site based (FIFO) construction role responsible for a broad range of Corporate Affairs generalist functions. Established and maintained positive working relationships with local and regional government agencies, local community and indigenous traditional owner groups. Identify and support community partnership proposals. Developed and implemented Workforce Recreational Management Program and Safe Driving Practices Program for Sino Iron Project.

1988 – 2009 – Western Australia Police Service

During my career with the West Australian Police Service, I performed many different roles, including general policing duties and a Senior Investigator of complex investigations. I was selected on three separate occasions to contribute as a mentor to the WA Police Mentoring Program. Of importance to note are the following positions:

Manager – Detective Development Unit
Facilitate the recruitment and selection of suitable candidates for the Detective Training Program. Coordinate and chair the selection panel and ensure fairness and equity throughout the process. Provide coaching to selected applicants and conduct performance management through the two year probationary period for 150 – 200 probationary detectives.

Detective Sergeant – Internal Affairs Unit
Conduct investigations into allegations of serious corruption/crime activities reported against serving WA Police Officers. Conducted successful investigations into reported breaches against the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.