Did you know that it is up to the employer to ensure staff skills are up to date and maintained – just having a licence to operate equipment when you employed them is not enough.

Your staff may have their licences, but what have you done to ensure they still know what they are doing?

If an accident occurs, what evidence do you have that you have checked whether your staff are up to the job?

Can you justify why a person was allowed to operate a piece of plant?

If you are performing an assessment on another person’s competency, you must be qualified to conduct the assessment. In the event of an incident, the regulator will ask – “What qualified you to make a professional opinion and deem that operator competent to use the equipment?”

Assessing for Verification of Competency enables a business to confirm that their employees are competent in their skills and use of equipment. In doing so, the business will meet legislative obligations, and assist the development of staff, protect assets, and the reputation of our game.

Epar are conducting courses throughout the country in August/September to train turf managers in Verification of Competency. The first of these VoC courses in Qld will be on the 3rd of September, (pending a minimum number of 15 interested attendees), to be held at Nudgee Golf Club, and places are limited to 25 attendees per location.

How It Works

Participants will complete an online training course in preparation for a one-day practical theory and assessment session. Participants will be trained in how to develop assessment tools for their own site and learn how to conduct an assessment and the verification of competency (VOC) process. On successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for TAEASS402 Assess Competence unit of competency.


epar/AGCSA/GCSAQ/STAQ members $385 plus GST; non-members $450 plus GST

Register Your Interest:

Simply email info@epar.com.au or call 0249 173 166

Note: Numbers are limited to 20 attendees per training course.