A Verification of Competency (VOC course) is an assessment of an individual’s knowledge and skills. This assists employers with meeting their Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) obligations to confirm staff are competent to perform a task and/or operate plant and equipment.
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. SJT Training has qualified Assessors to undertake Verification of Competency (VOC) assessments on behalf of employers, contractors and principals.
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 are required to 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.