Verification of Competency (VOC)

Verification of Competency (VOC)

Trainwest is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) available to undertake Verification of Competency (VOC) assessments on behalf of employers, contractors and principals.


A VOC is an assessment method which may determine whether a person can safely operate a piece of equipment for which they hold the certificate of competency or high risk licence.
Australian and offshore health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure employees are competent in equipment operation and the tasks to be performed.

VOCs are conducted on site during normal operating conditions. The VOC process involves;

  • Step 1 – Challenge testing of underpinning knowledge
  • Step 2 – Observation of Practical performance of work
  • Step 3 – Validation of experience through documentary evidence
  • Step 4 – VOC Documented, a report of results provided to candidate and employer
  • Step 5 – Refresher Training where competency is not achieved

Trainwest can verify competencies on all High Risk Licence competencies. Our VOC’s are derived from Nationally Recognised units of competency, Australian and International Standards, Manufacturer’s Manuals, Legislation and company procedures.

Who Needs VOC Assessments?

Those who are starting a new position or changing sites that need to prove competency.

Completion Award

Once verified, candidates will receive a Trainwest verification of competency record.



Candidates must hold the relevant competency or High Risk Licence being verified in order to undertake a VOC.

Trainwest can VOC your employees in the following courses:

  • DG – CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
  • LF –  TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • WP – TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • RB – CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging — basic
  • RI –  CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging —intermediate
  • C2 –  TLILIC3008 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
  • CN –  TLILIC3006 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile cranes (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
  • CV – TLILIC0012 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)


VOC’s can be conducted from our Industry Skills Training Centre in Cockburn Central, or at your worksite.


Please contact Trainwest to discuss your training requirements and receive a quote.

Group bookings can be made.


Course Dates

Course dates are subject to change.

Trainwest will provide you with the skills, knowledge and practices to get the job done.

You can get in touch with us on our contact form, by email, or by phone on 1300 938 411. The Trainwest team are always here to discuss your training requirements in Perth, regional WA or throughout Australia.