Verification of competency (VOC)

A VOC is an assessment which confirm that an individual has attained the skills and knowledge to operate equipment and/or undertake the responsibilities safely and competently.

We offer VOCs for:

  • Scaffolding – SB/ SI/ SA
  • Dogging & Rigging – DG/ RB/ RI/ RA
  • Working at Height – WAH

Current industry regulations require employers and ‘persons conducting a business undertaking’ (PCBU) to ensure their workers can clearly demonstrate their ability to perform the tasks related to their job role when plant is used.

Refresher Training or, as it’s called in the industry, a ‘Verification of Competency’ (VOC) is a method of assessment that can be used to demonstrate the worker’s ability to operate equipment and/or undertake the responsibilities of these roles

For Individuals

As a worker, you will often be asked by new employers to demonstrate your ability to operate the equipment and perform the tasks relevant to your job role. With the introduction of new regulations placing more responsibility on the employers to ensure their staff’s training is kept up to date, more and more companies are requiring workers to hold a VOC before they are able to commence work onsite.

*Note – an operator MUST hold a current High-Risk Licence or Plant Ticket to qualify for a VOC. A current licence or ticket is one that is still acceptable in the relevant industry or still renewable by a Regulator.

Some jurisdictions allow 1 or 2 years for renewal after the stated expiry date of a Licence. Some tickets do not have expiry dates. If in doubt please contact us to clarify.

  • For Employers

    According to Safe Work Australia, it is now the legal responsibility of the employer to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are up-to-date and compliant.

    In January 2012, a new set of Workplace Health and Safety laws were introduced, putting more responsibility onto the employer to undertake ‘all reasonably practicable measures to prevent the risk to health and safety occurring’. (Source: Safe Work Australia).

    A licence or ‘ticket’ is no longer an adequate measure of your workers ability to perform their tasks and operate machinery in a manner compliant with regulations.

    In the unfortunate event there is an accident on site, will you be able to prove that you – as an employer – took every reasonable step to ensure the competency of your workers?

    Encouraging your employees and contractors to complete their VOC training – preferably before commencing work on site – will allow you to demonstrate that reasonable measures we have been taken to ensure the health and safety of all workers on site.

  • Dress Code

    You must arrive in full PPE on the day of your assessment:

    • Hi-visibility long shirt
    • Long pants
    • Steel cap boots
    • Safety glasses
    • Gloves
    • Hard hat

    Earplugs etc will be supplied to you if needed

  • Course Payment

    Flexible payment options available. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss payment options.

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    You must contact the facility as soon as practically possible if you are going to be late or are unable to attend the nominated training dates for any reason.

How to apply

  • Choose a course

  • Select the course date
    on the schedule

  • Enrol online

Got a question?

Speak to our friendly Training Coordinator


Join the Breight Team

We are actively recruiting for these opportunities:

  • Electricians
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Crane Operators and Riggers
  • Scaffolders
  • Project Managers