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OHS White Card Training Required For Varying Roles In Construction

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CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work.

The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others.

It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

Please note. In order to participate in this course you will need to provide 3 matching original EOI documents. Please see Entry Requirements for an outline of these documents.

North Lakes students will be able to be issued a White Card on the same day as their training if all requirements are met. White Cards will be posted for all other office locations.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

A White Card and Statement of Attainment for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry will be awarded on successful completion of this course.

People who need a White Card may include:

  • site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople
  • people who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal pre-requisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

International students are accepted into this course.

In order for us to issue you with a White Card, we require you to provide 3 forms of valid identification as per the WHSQ guidelines. You will be required to provide us with this identification before your booking is confirmed. 

The three documents can be made up of:

One category A + two category B OR two category A + one category B

At least one Category A document must be photographic showing full name and date of birth.

Category A documents:

  • Australian Birth Certificate – full (not an Extract or Commemorative Certificate)
  • Bicentennial Birth Certificate (born in 1988)
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate/Naturalisation Certificate
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

– Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status

– Visa Evidence Card (with PLO56 Visa)

  • Queensland or Federal police officer photo identity card
  • Queensland High Risk Work licence (photographic)
  • Australian Passport (including Australian Document of Identity)
  • Foreign Passport
  • Australian photo driver licence
  • An Australian issued education institution student identity document (must include photo)
  • An Australian issued Photo Identification Card (this has replaced the 18+ card)
  • Queensland Accreditation/Authorisation (laminated)

– Driver/rider trainer; pilot/escort vehicle driver; dangerous goods driver; tow truck driver/assistant certificate

– Bus; taxi; limousine driver

  • DIBP – ImmiCard; Temporary or Resident Visa; Document for travel to Australia (Valid up to five years after issue).  Note: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is not accepted.
  • Queensland Card 18+ (laminated) (Issued after 1/1/1992)

Category B documents:

  • Australian Defence Force photo identity card (excluding civilians)
  • Australian Firearm Licence (with photo)
  • Australian Security Guard/Crowd Controller Licence (with photo)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs/Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (including Healthcare card)
  • Education institution student identity document (without photo)
  • Financial institution debit/credit card (must include signature and embossed/printed name)
  • Medicare card (Green, Blue or Yellow)

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo identification as outlined above
  • Payment

Delivery Options

This unit is delivered in-class only and is not available by distance or online learning. The Office of Industrial Relations Workplace Health and Safety Queensland requires all White Card training to be face to face in Queensland. Recognition of Prior Learning is not available for this course.

Everyone learns at different rates and therefore the duration of the assessment will vary from person to person. As a guide, participants should allow approximately four hours to complete this unit with additional time and trainer support if required. The theory assessment is delivered online in class.

Available in QLD ONLY at the following locations:

  • North Lakes
  • Logan
  • Gold Coast
  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

You can opt to complete both the RSA and White Card on the same day through our combined course option.

Questions? Email us.


On successful completion of this course, you may wish to further your studies with:

Course Fees


Click here for further information on course fees, refunds and payment terms.

Assessment Re-Submission Fees

Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 will apply per assessment.

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Why should I study with Asset College?

APPLIED LEARNING Our courses focus on developing practical skills that are underpinned by theory. We make sure that everything you learn is relevant and useful to your career goal. All of our courses are developed with the assistance of industry professionals, so that you know you’ll only get the training you need to succeed.

SMALL CLASSES Small, workshop-style classes give you the opportunity to better know your trainers and classmates. You never know who you’ll end up sitting beside in one of our courses and the networking opportunities this may create! It also means you get the individual help you deserve.

CAREER PREPARATION Even before you start your training with us, we’re helping to steer you in the right direction based on the career outcome you want to achieve. We offer free information sessions across a number of our course categories, so you’re informed before you even step foot in a classroom.

JOB FOCUSED We have strong links to peak industry and community bodies, which means so do you too! We offer courses that align with and are informed by industry needs, so our graduates have the best chance of gainful, long-term employment on completion of the course.

INDUSTRY ENDORSED We have worked tirelessly throughout our time in the vocational education and training sector continuing to improve our courses based on industry consultation and feedback. Industry standards can sometimes change rapidly, and so have we. Our courses are made with industry, for industry.

PRACTICAL We focus on the practical skills you’ll need to succeed in industry. While it’s great to have background knowledge, it’s even better when you get the chance to apply that knowledge! At ASSET, we help you do just that.

Legislative Information

With the harmonisation of work health and safety laws under the Model WHS Act, the construction induction card (White Card) is mutually recognised in all states and territories.

Mutual recognition arrangements amongst the states and territories enhance the capacity of construction workers to move across state/territory boundaries without the need to undertake construction induction training in each jurisdiction.

If you are unsure which White Card you should complete you can always discuss it with your employer or relevant work health and safety regulatory authority.

A White Card now replaces the previous Blue Card. Blue cards are still valid and do not yet have an expiry date. However, if you have lost your blue card you will need to do a White Card course as Blue Cards are no longer issued.


“I am blown away by the assistance Kevin provided during my course. Without your push I know I wouldn’t have done it. I never thought of myself being smart because all I know is warehousing / trucking driving work. Tests and textbooks freak me out big time due to my skills its always been something I hide from or play it off. I am working on my writing and spelling, going to do some more courses as soon as I can. Again, thanks so much Kevin, you are the man.”

Jason Eagles

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