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Virtual Classrooms are here

Due to covid 19, we are currently unable to run many face to face courses. We are now running our courses via a virtual classroom. Note that due to the high audience interactivity required, the course numbers are limited.

It is a pre-requisite that you must have completed the Work Clearance PreLearning course to be able to book into a course. The PreLearning course is made available to all users via the My Training option, once registered in our system. Click here to see how to register.


Program Information

The Work Place Clearance Group (WPCG) is a joint venture between BP, Ampol Australia and Viva Energy Australia (the exclusive licensee of Shell branded Service Stations). In May 2011, WPCG took over the Work Place Clearance Training Program from the AIP.

The WPCG accreditation is required by anyone who needs to conduct work on one of the oil companies facilities. The Work Place Clearance Program is designed to allow maintenance work to be carried out in a safe and controlled manner at WPCG member facilities.


  • Accreditation allows you to issue WPCG Work Clearance forms and Minimum Control Checklists for lower risk work after compliance has been met.
  • To obtain accreditation you must attend a 1 day face-to-face training course and complete an online test.
  • Accreditation is valid for 2 years and can be extended by completing an online refresher course.


  • Accreditation allows you to issue WPCG Work Permits and High Risk Certificates.
  • To obtain accreditation you must attend a 2 day face-to-face training course, complete an online test, complete 6 buddy work permits with an accredited Permit Officer on WPCG member sites and complete a desktop and field assessment.
  • Accreditation is valid for 2 years and can be extended by completing an online refresher course and practical revalidation.
  • The Senior Permit Officer has the further skills required to be a Permit Officer for the highest risk work.

Who is the WPCG?

What is the WPCG Program?

WPCG Forms

All of the WPCG forms can be ordered through the Pad Orders page. Orders are dispatched within 1-2 days of receipt of payment.

From 1st July 2019 it is a requirement that only version 3 (27/9/2017) or later of the work clearance form can be used.

The Minimum Controls Checklists are available to download through all accredited Clearance Issuers profiles or via the Resources page.

The Work Permit and High Risk Certificates are available to be downloaded by Permit Officers only via their profile.

All current clearance issuers have access to the electronic WPCG form. Click here for instructions.