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AGCSA and epar launch Verification of Competency training

Friday 12, Jul 2019


The AGCSA and epar have combined under the Golf Environment and Safety Compliance Initiative to offer training for members and other Turf Managers on Verification of Competency education 

Verification of Competency (VOC) is a method of assessment that assists employers to meet OHS requirements and ensure staff are trained, and still competent to operate equipment or perform a task.

The AGCSA has identified that assessing for Verification of Competency enables its members to confirm that their employees are competent in their skills and use of equipment, and supports the Environment and Safety Compliance Initiative as employers must be able to show evidence of how they have determined competency and allowed an employee to operate plant

The AGCSA has joined with epar and its partners to offer certified competency assessment training, and the AGCSA is encouraging members to make sure they review the current process at their workplace to ensure they are not only meeting obligations, but also assisting the development of staff, and protecting assets and the reputation of the industry.

Courses are being offered in central locations in each State throughout August and September 2019 and places are limited to 20 attendees per location.

Verification of Competency Training Sessions




Victoria Green Acres Golf Club 15th August 
New South Wales Pennant Hills Golf Club 20th August
Canberra Queanbeyan Bowls Club 22nd August
Tasmania Launceston Golf Club 27th August
South Australia Glenelg Golf Club 29th August
Queensland Nudgee Golf Club 3rd September
Western Australia Royal Perth Golf Club 10th September


Numbers are limited to 20 attendees per training course.


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.



  • AGCSA / epar Members
$385.00 plus GST
  • Non-Members
$450.00 plus GST


Register Your Interest:

Visit the AGCSA Events page, or email or call 02 4917 3166

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