Verifications of Competency (VOC) / Refresher Training

Industries where mobile plant are utilised account for over 70% of industry fatalities.  Workplace legislation requires a PCBU (Person Conducting Business or Undertaking) to ensure workers have current skills and knowledge to demonstrate ongoing competency in the plant that they operate as part of their roles.

We deliver these training products at our facility at 1/15 Dunstan Road Wingfield, South Australia and also provide on site services in interstate metropolitan or regional areas.

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Conducting Refresher training or a Verification of competency with Forklift Quality Training has many benefits to employees and to employers.

Verifications of Competency (VOC) Refresher Training adelaide

As an employer conducting a Refresher/Verification of Competency:

  • Ensure mobile plant is operated by staff holding industry current skills and knowledge for the machinery which they operate.
  • Enable the business to remain compliant with legislation and meet duty of care requirements.
  • Act to deter or mitigate personal and business risk in the workplace.
  • Utilise as a means of actively reviewing workplace capabilities following an incident at work.
  • Conduct pre-site mobilisation, pre-employment checks or as a means of ensuring return to work personnel are fit for full duties.
  • Actively demonstrate support of the safety culture & climate at a workplace by ongoing investment into building a high performing and safe workforce.
  • Utilise as evidence towards entry into tier 1 construction projects.

As an employee conducting a Refresher/Verification of Competency:

  • Update your skills and knowledge to current plant and industry standards.
  • Meet requirements of employers that require a current VoC in order to gain employment.

Course Info:

Course overview: 

A Refresher training course is designed to provide workers a renewal of knowledge and practical based learnings to current industry standards.

A Verification of Competency is a training program designed to assess an individuals abilities against current industry benchmarsk for a given piece of plant.

Both courses are designed to be conducted for qualified indidivuals and can be part of a continues improvment/compliance program by employers. Courses are benchmarked against units of competency, industry best practice and against Work Health Safety requirements.

Suitability:

This course is suitable for individuals or organisations who have the need to either refresh or verify their competency against current knowledge and practical industry standards for a given piece of machinery.

Locations: 

  • Some plant specific courses may be delivered at our training centre located at unit 1/15 Dunstan Road Wingfield 5013 South Australia.
  • All plant Refreshers/Verifications of Competency can be delivered on customers sites within metropolitan Adelaide, regional South Australia or interstate locations.
  • Extra charges may apply for onsite course delivery options and minimum student numbers are required.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Participants may need to meet age restrictions depending on the plant.
  • Participants must have a minimum of year 10 Language, Literacy & Numeracy (reading, writing, numeracy and comprehension skills).
  • Must wear enclosed shoes (safety boots are preferred) and wear high visibility clothing.
  • Participants must provide evidence of prior qualifications and/or experience. They must be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in operating the plant for which the training product is chosen for.

Course Duration:

  • Course duration and cost is is subject to plant and product selection.  Individuals capabilities also factor into duration and cost of Refresher/Verification of Competency service.

Course Elements:

  1. Plan work/task.
  2. Identify hazards, assess risks and implement controls.
  3. Prepare for work/task conducting routine checks.
  4. Perform plant specific work/task.
  5. Complete works and shut machinery appropriately.

Assessment:

This course has two assessment components:

  1. Knowledge assessment.
  2. Performance based assessment.

Course Outcome:

Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a

  • Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a Verification of Competency Certificate.
  • Issuance of a Competency Card by Forklift Quality Training.
  • By request an individual or employer may receive a assessment summary.

Descriptor:

Both courses are designed to be conducted for qualified indidivuals and can be part of a continues improvment/compliance program by employers. Courses are benchmarked against units of competency, industry best practice and against Work Health Safety requirements.

Investment: $250 per person.

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