Duty of Care assessments are designed to cover the safe use and operation of specified plant and equipment. These assessments are for experienced operators who require independent validation of their skills, or for the employer who requires ticketing for their employees to meet Work Health and Safety Regulations (2012) SA.

Our Duty of Care courses are assessment only and no training is provided with these assessments.

Participants must have at least 15 hours experience in the type of plant they are being assessed on, and are required to demonstrate competency prior to assessment – this can be in the form of a logbook, a third-party report completed and signed by their employer, or a signed declaration stating their machinery experience.

Assessment and Course Delivery:

This course has assessments with both theory and practical components. It is designed to be completed within a time frame of up to 4 hours, dependent upon the skills and knowledge of the participant.

Photo identification must be provided on the day.

Prerequisites/Entry requirements:

There are no formal prerequisites. However, assessment requires a reasonable command of English, literacy and numeracy to be able to successfully complete the tools of assessments, and we recommend that participants have completed Year 10.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Long sleeved hi-vis shirt (or long-sleeved shirt with hi-vis vest)
  • Enclosed safety shoes 
  • Long pants
  • Appropriate weather attire – ie. hat, sunscreen, etc.


Onsite training is priced on a case-by-case basis dependent upon location and machinery viability. Contact us directly for a quote for your DOC assessment.

Site requirements: 

  • An area suitable for completion of theory assessments, including shelter, desks, chairs for all participants
  • Machines in a safe and compliant condition
  • Safe area for practical operation of machines where earth can be moved or excavated.

Please note, all machines are to be supplied by the client. If you are unable to access a machine, we are able to hire one for a further cost.

Successful participants receive a Duty of Care – Plant Competency Card for the specific machine they were assessed on, endorsed by RTCSA, in line with industry standards and training requirements relevant under Section 19 of the WHS Act 2012 (SA).

This training does not lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

Please NOTE: If plant or heavy machinery is required to be driven on-road, please ensure you check with the appropriate licensing department as to required competency, licencing, permit (or exemption).

South Australia: https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport