Since 2011 state governments have made huge changes to the way that someone is now deemed competent. Prior to 2011, it was mandatory to hold an OHS ticket for the piece of plant you were operating eg.(excavator, skidsteer, grader etc.) Plant operations are now only competency based, which means plant operators only have to be deemed competent by somebody with experience in plant operations. Since the change, many operators and companies are confused about the difference between a VOC (verification of competency) and the new RII tickets. With a VOC, you may only work on the one piece of plant and the one site that you have been VOC’d on. The great advantage of holding one of the new nationally recognised RII tickets, is that you may operate on any site in any state of Australia. Even if you hold a new RII ticket, chances are that the employer will still VOC you, but at least they can VOC back to the RII which is a national accredited standard. At Final Trim Training we believe that anyone who operates any kind of plant, should hold one of the new RII tickets and have the correct training and knowledge from an experienced trainer assessor. A lot of employers do not now realise that even if an operator has been VOC’d on their piece of plant, their performance still may not meet national standards. FTT (Final Trim Training) offers not only nationally accredited courses, but also offers advice and consultation on any quality compliant issues in the civil and mining industries. Final Trim Training focuses on providing high quality, nationally recognised training to the Australian workforce through using the most experienced, knowledgeable trainers the Sunshine Coast can offer. FTT looks forward to answering any questions and solving any issues that you may have, we can’t wait to meet you and to up skill your work performance.