Duration: Min 4 hours- 1 day

Verification of Competency (VOC) Melbourne


About Verification of Competency


Melbourne ATS Rail & Construction Training and Assessing specialises in Verification of Competency (VOC) for operators of mobile plant who possess a certificate of competency or relevant qualification.

VOC serves as an assessment method enabling employers to fulfill Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements while ensuring staff competency in equipment operation or task performance. It also validates the initial competence decision, ensuring its validity and reliability.

VOC requirements are tailored to specific sites and/or companies. If a work-site mandates individuals to hold a current VOC for particular plant equipment, compliance is necessary to work on-site or for that company.

Our formal process, at ATS Rail & Construction Training and Assessing, offers flexibility to meet client needs while upholding high assessment standards. Our assessors, industry experts with relevant qualifications and extensive experience, guarantee top-notch assessments.

Book your Verification of Competency in Melbourne today. You can either book online or contact us at 1300 772 728 for further details.



  • Laverton
  • At Your Site

VOC Cost

$350 (plus GST) per machine/ticket for non High Risk Licence and/or Earthmoving ticket ( max 2 machine p/day + max <5 p/p)

$1600 half day (plus GST) or $2600 Full day for High Risk Licence (plus GST)

  • 2 p/p VOC for <4 Licence or 4 p/p VOC for <4 Licence
  • 3 p/p VOC for <3 Licence or 6 p/p VOC for <3 Licence
  • 4 p/p VOC for <2 Licence

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of both knowledge and practical assessments, participants will be awarded:

  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): This certificate attests to the participant's competency in the unit of competency for the specific machine or item for which the VOC was conducted.
  • ID card: Participants will also receive an identification card that verifies their competence in operating the machine or item covered in the VOC. This ID card serves as tangible evidence of their competency and may be required for site access or employment purposes.

Important Information


The practical will be completed in a simulated environment and full PPE will be required. The following PPE is required:

  • Safety work boots – steel capped, lace-up with ankle support.
  • Full-length pants
  • Long sleeve shirt or long sleeve high visibility shirt
  • Hi-vis vest
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses eye protection


Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LL&N)

Before training begins, participants will go through an assessment that helps us determine if any learning support is needed. To successfully complete this course, participants are expected to have the following language, literacy, and numeracy skills:

  • Interpret and comprehend workplace safety signs and symbols.
  • Comprehend workplace policies, procedures, and informational materials.
  • Comprehend basic spoken English.
  • Communicate essential safety-related information


During this course, participants are required to submit documentation verifying their qualifications. This includes providing a copy of your qualification, such as a Statement of Attainment or your USI Transcript. These documents serve as evidence of your previous training and acquisition of licenses. Please note that we do not accept an ID card as proof of qualification.

Other Things to Know


Participants are required to bring one of the following current valid photo identification documents (ID) on the day of training:

  • Australian or International Passport
  • Driver’s Licence


The cost for a replacement ID card due to loss or theft is $45.


If the training is to be held on a client site, the following will be required:

  • Access to a training room
  • Access to yard
  • Vehicle
Assessment Methods

To be deemed competent, participants are required to successfully complete a combination of written and practical tasks which form an assessment instrument.

Delivery Methods

The Delivery of this course is face-to-face in a combination of in a classroom and practical activities in a simulated environment.

Payment Options

Pay via EFTPOS/ Direct payment

Leading Vocational Education Provider

Be assured of a top-tier education as we stand at the forefront of vocational training, consistently setting standards for excellence

Hands-On Learning for Practical Mastery

Experience the power of hands-on learning, where theoretical knowledge seamlessly integrates with practical applications, preparing you for real-world challenges.

Cutting Edge Curriculum Aligned with Industry Demands

Our curriculum is not just up-to-date; it's meticulously crafted to align with the latest industry demands, ensuring you stay ahead in your field.

Guiding Your Journey to Professional Excellence

Our dedicated educators and support staff are committed to guiding every step of your journey, fostering an environment where professional excellence is not just achieved but expected.

Why Choose ATS RTO ?

With over 20 years experience delivering
training and assessment to the construction and rail industries, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training staff and coursework.

At ATS, we are dedicated to enhancing the skills and expanding the knowledge of
every student, with the objective of making your workplace a safer and more efficient environment.

What Others Are Saying

This training course aims to provide everything to do with rail and Terry is a professional instructor and very friendly and the other staff team are great I recommended it to anyone who would want to get into rail and civil.

Nik Mcintyre

If you want some proper job-ready training this is the place to come! Our teacher Jim has been nothing but helpful and willing to teach. I'm glad I've taken my time out of my life to attend my class for my cert 2 rail infrastructure certificate. Thank you Gary and the ATS team. 

Harley Higgins

Thanks ATS for all the help with my journey towards a new career. And a big thank you to Terry the instructor. True gentle and a scholar. THANK YOU ATS!

Michael Bettiol

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Find out more about this course by filling in the enquiry form below or call us directly on 1300 772 728.

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