Training Ahead Australia undertake Verification of Competency (VOC) assessments on behalf of employers, contractors and principals.

Australian health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure employees are competent in equipment operation and the tasks to be performed.

VOC is a method of assessment that assists employers to meet Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements and assures staff are competent to operate equipment or perform a task. VOC’s also ensure that the original decision of competence was valid and reliable.

Training Ahead Australia can verify competencies on Non-High Risk competencies and High Risk Licences.

Who needs VOC Assessments?
Those who are starting a new position or changing sites that need to prove competency.

$250 per VOC

Where are they done?
All VOCs are completed on site

Between 1 -4 hrs pending piece of machinery.

Candidates must hold the HRWL or competency for the machinery being verified.

The Process
The assessment include knowledge theory testing and practical demonstration of skills i.e.  observing the candidate operating mobile plant in the field.

Upon Completion 
Once verified, candidates will receive a Training Ahead Australia Verification of Competency Record (VOC). They will also recieve a wallet size card

What can be verified? 
We can verify the following:

We can verify the following machinery. We can also complete all pieces of machinery on hi rail as well:

  • Excavator
  • Skid steer
  • Front End Loader
  • Front End Loader Backhoe
  • Dozer
  • Grader
  • Roller
  • Haul Truck
  • ­EWP below and above 11m
  • Fork lift
  • Scissor lift

Rail specific VOCs

We also complete rail tool and machinery VOCs, as per client request. Some VOCs we have been requested are:

  • Cutting rail
  • Attaching and removing rail clips
  • Using basic hand tools

If we don’t have on the list something


  • CRRC - TAA
  • Downer Group - Training Ahead
  • Coleman Rail - Training Ahead
  • UGL - Training Ahead
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