VOC’s (Verification of Competency)

A Verification of Competency (VOC course) is an assessment of a candidates knowledge and skills. The process assists their prospective employer in meeting their Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) obligations to deem staff competent to perform a task or operate a particular plant and equipment.

Yalagan Registered Training can undertake Verification of Competency (VOC) assessments on behalf of employers, contractors and principals.

The employers cannot assume that their new employees are competent especially in a high risk work environment., 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 and on a certain skill, plant and equipment. Persons undertaking a VOC must provide evidence of their existing competency. The outcome of the VOC process is a photo ID that 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.

Course Content

Yalagan Registered Training can verify competencies on all High Risk Licence and Non-High Risk Competencies on our RTO scope of registration.

VOC contains the following components:

  • Theory
  • Calculation and
  • Practical / Observation

A card is provided with their photo and their existing HRWL number and their current skill of the unit or machinery they have done their verification in.


Course Prerequisites

  • 18 years of age
  • English and Numeracy requirement
  • Must hold either prior Statement of Attainment or valid HRWL.
  • Participants must provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including safety boots, hard hat and a high visibility vest.


4 Hours


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