The Issuer course covers the roles and responsibilities of the WPCG Clearance Issuer. Successful completion will enable you to issue the WPCG Work Clearance form and the Minimum Controls Checklists which allows you to conduct lower risk work on the oil company’s sites. The course is 5 hours.
There is a 1 hour pre-learning course that must be completed prior to attending the course. Once you complete the pre-learning course, you have 90 days to book into the clearance issuer course before it resets. You will not be able to book into the course until you have completed the Pre Learning Course.
After the Clearance Issuer course there is an online assessment that must be completed successfully to attain the accreditation. The online assessment must be completed within 2 months of attending the course.
The accreditation is valid for 2 years, after which you can maintain your accreditation by completing the online refresher.
We are currently only able to offer limited face to face courses. Virtual Classrooms are available. Note that these are live sessions. Numbers are limited to the virtual classrooms to maintain learner interaction.
To register for this training course, simply head to the Login or Register page to create an account. Choose the “Issuer” option on your profile and within 2 hours you will receive an email with your Unique ID. You can use this Unique ID and your password to log into your account. Click on the My Training option on your User Profile. The Book Classroom training link will be made available once you complete the Pre Learning course.
Virtual Classroom Requirements:
Device: You will need access to a desktop, laptop or tablet that has camera, microphone and speaker capability. Note that phones are not suitable as the screen size is too small to view the course content. Each participant on the course must have their own device.
Zoom application: The virtual classroom is run on the application Zoom. You must be able to have the ability to download the application (its free) onto your device. You can test if you have capability by going to the Zoom test page – click here.
WPCG Clearance Issuer Refresher
Cost $AU112 (inclGST)
All current accredited clearance issuers may maintain their accreditation by completing the online refresher. The refresher is available via the My Training section of your profile.
WPCG Permit Officer Course
Cost $AU1195.00 (inclGST)
The Permit Officer course covers the roles and responsibilities of the WPCG Permit Officer. 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.
current accredited WPCG Clearance Issuer
minimum two years oil industry experience or another industry with equivalent work permitting requirements
completed pre-requisite national units of competency, conducted by a registered training organization, for Confined Space Entry (MSMPER205 or RIIWHS202D), and Work safely at heights (RIIWHS204D) within the last 2 years
completed pre-requisite national units of competency for gas testing (MSMWHS217), conducted by a registered training organization, or demonstrated equivalent gas tester competency via completion of alternative training delivered by another organization which has been authorised in writing and accepted by WPCG within the last 2 years
To apply, login to your account and choose the “Permit Officer” icon, fill in the application form and then submit. We will then get in contact with you with the date of the next course.
WPCG Permit Officer Refresher
Cost $AU345.00 (inclGST)
All current accredited permit officers maintain their accreditation by
completing an online refresher
submitting 6 permits and 6 high risk certificates prepared for one of the WPCG member oil companies, with associated documentation for a desktop audit (for senior permit officers, 2 of these must be permits/certificates that can only be issued by a Senior Permit Officer as per the WPCG Activity Matrix)
completion of a practical assessment on a WPCG member oil company site
Links to access the refresher, submit your documents for the desktop review and book into a field assessment are available via the My Training section of your profile 3 months prior to expiry.
WPCG Permit Officer Transition to Senior Permit Officer
To progress to Senior Permit Officer, the following additional
requirements are required for any Permit Officer.
completed MSMPER205 – Enter confined space or RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in
confined spaces, within last 3 years.
completed MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus
Applicants having completed MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres
or equivalent accepted by WPCG
Minimum 2 buddy permits that meet the requirements
for a Senior Permit officer as per the WPCG Activity Matrix
Final assessment by WPCG in the field as per Permit Officer
refresher at a Senior Permit Officer level
Note: This may be
completed as part of a Permit Officers 2 yearly reaccreditation
All our upcoming training classes are in the calendar below. The number of seats left is indicated.
If you are booking into a virtual course, please take note of the timezone. If the course starts at 8am AWST (Australian Western Standard Time), that means it starts at 8am Perth time. If you are located elsewhere in Australia, you will need to adjust for the time difference. Google Time Zone Converter for assistance if you need.