MYTH 4: Training and assessment to AS/NZS 4761 or to national units of competency are the only ways to prove competency.
False! It may often be the easiest way to prove your competency, but it is certainly not the only path you can take.
In fact, the units of competency in AS/NZS 4761 are actually incredibly broad. This means they often provide too much information and can be a bit over the top in some circumstances. How is too much information a bad thing? If your role contains only a small portion of EEHA work then there may be better ways to achieve competency. You may want to consider a customised training program to give you exactly what you need. These customised programs are actually referred to as an ‘Enterprise Competency’. They cover only the specific EEHA tasks or equipment required for an individual to successfully complete their job. At Extend Training we are capable of developing customised programs specifically for your workplace in order to provide everyone with the necessary Enterprise Competency. The result is a targeted training program that expedites the training process and ensures your team is up to speed on what is actually necessary for the job, rather than struggling to remember too much information. With an Enterprise Competency we focus on thoroughly learning the necessities so you can get to work quicker with minimal risk.