HIGH RISK WORK LICENCE VOC
A VOC is a verification of competency assessment. A VOC is often required by employers as a way to meet their General PCBU duties under the WHS (and OHS) Acts involving the management or control of plant. Quite simply, a High Risk Work Verification of Competency is conducted by a competent person (High Risk Work Assessor) and this assessment allows the PCBU to verify that staff are competent at the time of assessment.
These assessments are only available to participants who currently hold a valid High Risk Work Licence (HRWL). These assessments are not a suitable way of gaining your initial licence and full training must take place by a Registered Training Organisation.
Please note VOC’s are non-accredited & students receive a Statement of Attendance only.
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Frequently Asked Questions
VOC assessments are available for the following High Risk Work Licences:
- C0 Slewing Mobile Crane (over 100 tonnes)
- C1 Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 100 tonnes)
- C2 Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 20 tonnes)
- C6 Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 60 tonnes)
- CB Bridge and Gantry Crane
- CN Non-slewing Mobile Crane (greater than 3 tonnes)
- CP Portal Boom Crane
- CS Self-erecting Tower Crane
- CT Tower Crane
- CV Vehicle Loading Crane
- DG Dogging
- HM Materials Hoist (cantilever platform)
- HP Hoist (Personnel and Materials)
- LF Forklift Trucks
- LO Order Picking Forklift Trucks
- PB Concrete Placing Boom
- RA Advanced Rigging
- RB Basic Rigging
- RI Intermediate Rigging
- RS Reach Stacker
- SA Advanced Scaffolding
- SB Basic Scaffolding
- SI Intermediate Scaffolding
- WP Boom Type Elevating Work Platform
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING PIECES OF EVIDENCE AND EQUIPMENT:
- A VALID HRWL IN THE CHOSEN AREA WHERE A VOC IS REQUIRED
- 100 POINTS OF IDENTIFICATION.
- A COMPUTER WITH INTERNET ACCESS
- SMART PHONE OR SIMILAR SCREEN DEVICE (EG. IPAD)
A Verification of Competency can only be performed when a candidate holds the current Unit of Competency.
If the participant does not hold a unit of competency, then full Training and Assessment in the Unit of Competency is required, and if successful, resulting in a Statement of Attainment with the outcome ‘Competent’ (Accredited).
Accordion ContentChanging employer can trigger an update your VOC; If you don’t have a current VOC for the specified piece of plant you’re required to operate, then your new employer may require you to complete a relevant VOC for all classes of High Risk Work held.
You must have the relevant high risk work (HRW) licence, unless:
- the work is carried out while completing training for the relevant licence class and you are being supervised by a licensed person
- you have applied for the licence and are waiting for a decision on your application
- the work is carried out at the workplace solely for the manufacture, testing, trialing, installation, commissioning, maintenance, servicing, repair, alteration, demolition or disposal of the plant or moving the plant within the workplace and the plant is operated or used without a load except when standard weight loads with predetermined fixing points are used for calibration of the plant
- you are setting up or dismantling a crane or hoist and you hold the appropriate rigging licence
- you are carrying out work with a heritage boiler.
Discontinued licences that were previously issued by Workplace Health and Safety are:
- building maintenance unit
- bulk loader or ship loader
- internal combustion locomotive
- refrigeration plant
- crane chaser
- straddle carrier
- cable way
- explosive power tool
- front-end loader/backhoe
- front-end loader
- skid steer loader
- bridge or gantry crane with 3 or less powered operations
- road roller
If you are conducting a business or undertaking, where a licence was previously required, you still have a duty to provide information, training, instruction and/or supervision necessary to ensure the health and safety of all persons.