What is a VOC?
A Verification of Competency (VOC) is a method of assessment that assists employers to meet WHS requirements and ensure staff are still competent to operate equipment or perform a task.
National WHS harmonisation laws, effective January 2012, bring greater importance to employers due diligence and obligation to ensure an individual has “current skills”.
Assessing for Verification of Competency enables businesses to confirm that their employees are still current in their skills and using the equipment. It is commonly used in many industries for pre-employment checks, contractual arrangements or site requirements.
- Employers require evidence that your skills are current, which is validated through the VOC process.
- Some Insurance requirements in many organisations require a “refresher course” for various units of competency such as Elevated Work Platform.
- These units do not have an expiry date, but the quest for currency relates to meeting these insurance requirements ( Doesn’t extend to high-risk licences as these expire every 5 years)
Working with industry leading clients, Major developed a formal process that allows for flexibility to meet client needs whilst maintaining a high standard of assessment. Assessors are industry experts holding all relevant qualifications combined with years of experience.
To undertake a VOC participants must provide their relevant licence or Statement of Attainment prior to VOCs being conducted. This along with relevant work documents or logbooks will give a guide to what skill level they should hold.
If students cannot provide their relevant licence or Statement of Attainment Major can not undertake a VOC, however, can offer Full training and assessment (See table or options)
Please note VOC’s are non-accredited & students receive a Statement of Attendance only.
Questions & Requirements
- Does your organisation require an updated Statement of Attainment or an internal VOC?
- Which version of this unit do you currently hold?
- If the unit has changed, did you want to be trained and assessed in the most recent unit of competency?
|The participant does not hold a unit of competency||Full training and assessment or experienced operator course provided relevant experience given||Statement of Attainment with the outcome ‘Competent’ (Accredited)|
|The participant holds a Unit of Competency and only requires an internal VOC.
Participants must provide their relevant licence or Statement of Attainment prior to VOCs being conducted. This along with relevant work documents or logbooks will give a guide to what level of competence they should hold.
|Existing VOC format training.||Statement of Attendance only. (Non-accredited)|
|The participant holds an old version of the unit of competency.||Full training and assessment or experienced operator.||Statement of Attainment with the outcome ‘Competent’ (Accredited)|
Assessments can take place on the job or at a Major facility to limit the impact to productivity onsite. Our assessments include knowledge testing and demonstration of skills.
What if the person it not competent?
Client – (individual or employer) would be advised of any additional/gap training required before any further assessment could be conducted.
Each assessment takes will vary in duration and will depend on the type of plant and/or requirement of employer/site.
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