A Verification of Competency (VOC course) is an assessment of a persons knowledge and skills. The process assists employers with meeting their Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) obligations to deem staff competent to perform a task or operate plant and/or equipment.
Site Skills Training is authorised to undertake Verification of Competency (VOC) assessments on behalf of employers, contractors and principals.
It is no longer acceptable for employers to "assume an employee is competent", which makes Verification of Competency assessment key for contractual arrangements and pre-employment competency checks.
VOC’s are undertaken on persons who already hold a current ticket, licence or unit of competency, to verify that they are still competent to that standard. Persons undertaking a VOC must provide evidence of their existing competency. The outcome of the VOC process is a Statement which references the activities or tasks verified, and/or the plant and equipment verified on.
Australian and offshore health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure employees are competent in equipment operation and the tasks to be performed.
Site Skills Training can verify competencies on all High Risk Licence and Non-High Risk Competencies. Our VOC's are derived from Nationally Recognised units of competency, Australian and International Standards, Manufacturer’s Manuals, Legislation and company procedures. Site Skills Training are also approved to undertake BHP, RIO, Inpex and Bechtel Verification of Competency Assessments.
Who needs VOC Assessments?
Those who are starting a new position or changing sites that need to prove competency.
Contact Site Skills Training for a current verification of competency price list. Group bookings can be made.
Duration varies for each VOC type however an average is 4 hrs.
Candidates must hold the relevant competency or High Risk Licence being verified.
Once verified, candidates will receive a Site Skills Training verification of competency record. Where applicable, company representatives will also receive a copy.