Licensed Training Provider

In the past a WPCG Company Trainer program has been in operation and up to 800 trainers were registered under the program. Expansion of the Company Trainer program ceased mid 2017 to allow a review of the program. Based on audits of trainers and incidents, it was clear the level of training, quality of training and competence of contractors trained under this program was inconsistent and in some cases did not meet the required standard.

The WPCG recognise there is a need to provide an efficient program for larger organisations with many employees. However the overall quality of training needs to improve, especially for a program delivering safety related content. The new program is under the banner of Licenced Training Provider (LTP). Organisations will be licenced to provide Work Clearance Issuer training, by their own trainers, to their own staff. The LTP model focuses on a Company Licence relationship, not the individual Trainer, with WPCG.

Click here to see the letter from the WPCG Management Group outlining what you need to know about the structure of the new program.

Current Company Trainers – Please note that we do require notification of your intention on whether your company intends on applying to be a WPCG Licensed Training Provider by COB Friday 28th September 2018.

FAQs about the LTP Program

 

Why have you stopped the Company Trainer program?

The Company Trainer program has been in operation for many years and up to 800 trainers were registered at one stage under the program.  It was designed to provide a more efficient way for larger organisations to provide Work Clearance training and also to provide additional training sessions in more remote locations to meet demand. Expansion of the Company Trainer program ceased mid 2017 to allow a review of the program.  Based on audits of trainers, it became clear that the quality of training and competence of contractors trained under this program was inconsistent and, in some cases, did not meet the required standard.

What program is replacing Company Trainers?

WPCG recognised there is a need to provide an efficient program for larger organisations with many workers and to provide courses based on demand in remote or regional areas.  The new program is under the banner of Licensed Training Provider (LTP).  Organisations will be licensed to provide Work Clearance Issuer training, by their own trainers, to their own staff.  The trainers must meet minimum training qualifications and experience, and the Training Provider organisation will need to agree to implement the training on specific Terms and Conditions as outlined in a License Agreement. The LTP model focuses on a Company License relationship, not individual Trainer, with WPCG.

Why have the costs increased?

Under the Licensed Training Provider (LTP) model, the trainers and contractors will be audited to review the quality of training and competence of trainees.   They will be provided with all the training material, assessment tools and by the small trainee cost, access to the online versions of the Work Clearance Form and Minimum Controls Checklists.  The cost is reflective of the time required to manage the program, and materials provided.

If I’m currently a company WPCG Issuer Trainer can I train Permit Officers?

No, you can only train Work Clearance Issuers.  Under the new Licensed Training Provider (LTP) model, similarly, the License Trainers will not be able to train Permit Officers.  All Permit Officer training will be conducted by WPCG directly.