Courses

Retail Site Induction

Cost Free

This induction will cover the common expectations, rules and procedures when on WPCG member company facilities. There may be other company or site-specific requirements you need to meet. The program takes approx. 35mins to complete. Accreditation is valid for 2 years and can be extended by completing an online refresher course.

To access the Induction you need to Create an Account.

Unsure if or when you need to complete this program? Check with the oil company on their requirements. Note that Clearance Issuers do not need to do the Retail Site Induction program

WPCG Clearance Issuer Course

Cost $AU410 (inclGST)

Click here to find out more about the Clearance Issuer.

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 to be able to book into a course. Once you complete the pre-learning course, you have 90 days to book into the clearance issuer course before it resets.

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 60 days 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, interactive sessions. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view dates. Numbers are limited to the virtual classrooms to maintain learner interaction.

Click here to see how to book onto a 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 $AU114 (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 $AU1168.00 (inclGST)

Click here to find out more about being a Permit Officer.

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.

Pre-requisites are:

  • 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 $AU354.00 (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

Cost $AU270(inclGST)

To progress to Senior Permit Officer, the following additional requirements are required for any Permit Officer.

  1. Applicants having completed MSMPER205 – Enter confined space or RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces, within last 3 years.
  2. Applicants having completed MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus
  3. Applicants having completed MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres or equivalent accepted by WPCG
  4. Minimum 2 buddy permits that meet the requirements for a Senior Permit officer as per the  WPCG Activity Matrix
  5. 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

Course Calendar

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 click on the info button to convert the time to your location.

 Click here to see instructions on how to book into a course.

June

Wednesday, 16th June
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Perth Time - AWST Seats: 0
Thursday, 17th June
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 0
Tuesday, 22nd June
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Metro Hotel, South Perth, WA Seats: 14
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 0
Monday, 28th June
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 0
Tuesday, 29th June
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Perth Time - AWST Seats: 2
Wednesday, 30th June
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 3

July

Tuesday, 6th July
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 10
Wednesday, 7th July
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Perth Time - AWST Seats: 12
Thursday, 8th July
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 13
Tuesday, 13th July
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Perth Time - AWST Seats: 15
Wednesday, 14th July
08:00 am - 01:00 pm Clearance IssuerLocation: Virtual Classroom, Timezone: Brisbane Time - AEST Seats: 10