12.30pm: POLICE believe fraudulent training certificates may have been issued as far back as 2012 to workers in Rockhampton.
CIB detectives have charged Jeniffer Deasy, director of North Australia Career & Training Services, on a number of fraud and forgery matters after she allegedly issued fake certificates and qualifications.
Detective Sergeant Williams said people with qualifications, particularly in occupational health and safety as well as a diploma of human resource management, should check their certificates.
"It's quite possible she has been conducting training for a period of over two years in which the qualifications may not be recognised," he said.
"The thing we want to avoid is, it may be possible that there is a workplace incident where a person is injured or killed, and the workplace health and safety officer may not be properly qualified to assess risk to prevent accidents."
People should take a look at their certificates for any faults, like the name being off-centre or if it appears to be scanned from a training institution.
Det. Sgt. Williams said if people suspect their certificate was fraudulently issued they should contact the training organisation listed on their certificate.
He also said any legal action taken by people to claim compensation for the money spent to gain qualifications would be up to the individuals to launch.
6am: AN unknown number of CQ mining workers may be operating under false qualifications handed out by an alleged Rockhampton rogue trainer.
Detectives from the Rockhampton CIB branch yesterday charged Jeniffer Deasy on a number of fraud and forgery matters relating to the alleged issuing of fake certificates and qualifications.
Police did not release her name but The Morning Bulletin understands the accused person is Deasy who is a director of North Australia Career & Training Services.
An alleged complainant spoke to The Bulletin earlier this week saying there were wide-reaching ramifications if the case was proven.
The complainant said people were spending thousands of dollars to get their tickets.
"Some of these courses can cost $2000," the person said.
"It's not just people paying for the courses, there are employers as well sending their staff for training.
"This is a very big concern.
"There are people out there at the moment employed in safety roles on the mine sites that may not be holding the valid certificates."
There may also be issues for mining companies and other businesses that have employed any workers operating under false documents.
A spokeswoman for North Australia Career & Training Services yesterday said Deasy would refute the allegations, but declined to comment further on the matter.
The spokeswoman refused to be identified.
A police spokesman said a 30-year-old Rockhampton woman had been charged with three counts of fraud, seven of forgery and seven of uttering a forged document.
She was bailed to appear in court on February 19.
The investigation is continuing.
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