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  • Our course is Accepted In ALL Australian States! More Info
  • Best Value at Only $38.90!  Official Accredited CPCCOHS1001A course
  • Fast Course: Average Trainee Takes Only 3 to 4 Hrs To Complete Course Content. Assessment and ID processes also required.
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  • Leading Online Training – Watch, Listen, Read – Suits All Learning Styles!
  • All Your Need is a Computer, Internet Connection, and Printer

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WhiteCardOnlineExpress.com.au offers you one of Australia’s best quality courses at the BEST value price of only $38.90! Quality is important for you because the “back-yarders” are out there… their websites might look pretty, but you don’t know what kind of online learning experience you’ll have, or what the service will be like if you need it!  We are a real company, established for over seven years, with staff and a proper office based in Brisbane, Australia (see pics below).

We offer an EASY learning experience with simple-to-follow visual, audio, text and diagram formats that suit all different learning styles – so you can enjoy a hassle free experience – maximizing your convenience!  Once you’ve finished our online course and sent in the required information we mail out your official White Card within one to three business days. We also offer an Express Delivery upgrade that guarantees we send the card out within a maximum of two business days, and it goes in an Express Post envelope. All designed to save YOU MONEY, TIME off-the-job, and INCONVENIENCE!

Here are some pics of our office in Brisbane.  Yes, we are a real company, with real Australian support staff working all day to make your training experience with us the best it can possibly be!

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Summary of Course Information

Course Title: CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely In The Construction Industry (White Card)

Course Qualification: This course will provide you with the competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card), valid nationally in Australia. You will need to complete the course online and successfully complete the assessments (Knowledge Assessment, Short Answer Assessment and Verbal Assessment) before you can obtain your Statement of Attainment

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Course Duration: Content: 3-4 hours; Assessment: 1-2 hours including verbal assessment

Course Cost: $38.90. Priority Service Upgrade (Optional): $12 (No GST applies to this course)

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Course Literacy Requirements: Students will need to have sound English language (both written and verbal), literacy and numeracy skills in order to complete the course and assessments

Course Computer Requirements: For your online course you will need to have a good internet connection, speakers or headphones so you can hear sound and a printer to print your Statement of Attainment and Declaration. The supported browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 9+, although IE is not recommended, see below

Your browser MUST BE UP TO DATE with the latest version otherwise you may experience problems. As mentioned previously, We STRONGLY recommend that you DO NOT use the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. We suggest you use the latest versions of either Chrome or Firefox. It's easy to test your browser version: Click here for more info

This course is compatible with desktop computers (screen resolution of at least 1024x768), iPad, iPhone, iPad Mini, Android Tablets and Android phones. However please note the course is best viewed on devices that have larger screens than smartphones.

Your device will need speakers or a headphone/earpiece as our course uses voiceovers to talk you through the content.

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Course Documentation Requirements: You will need to have a copy of your Government issued identification (such as a Driver License, or Passport) ‘certified' by an ‘authorised' person (such as a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declarations).

You will need to submit the Declaration Form plus the ‘certified' copy of your ID document(s) to us IN ORDER TO GET My WHITE CARD SENT TO YOU (Please read on below for more detailed information about this requirement)

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Information about the Construction White Card, and our online training

In order to work on a construction site anywhere in Australia it is mandatory to hold a White Card, or the previous equivalent relevant in each State. For example, previously, Queensland had the Blue Card, Victoria had the Red Card, and NSW had the Green Card.

These are still valid, if you hold one of these, but you can no longer do courses to get a Blue, Red, or Green Card. They have all been replaced by the White Card.

The official name of the course is CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely In The Construction Industry and essentially this course provides training in the basic principles of engaging in "safe Work Practices" for the construction industry.

Safe Work Practices:

The official Unit of Competency describes "Safe Work Practices" as follows:

"Safe Work Practices" include:

  • access to site amenities, such as drinking water and toilets
  • general requirements for safe use of plant and equipment
  • general requirements for use of personal protective equipment and clothing
  • housekeeping to ensure a clean, tidy and safer work area
  • no drugs and alcohol at work
  • preventing bullying and harassment
  • smoking in designated areas
  • storage and removal of debris"

The government training website https://www.training.gov.au broadly outlines the purpose of the course as follows:

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.

It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the basic OHS knowledge required prior to undertaking designated work tasks within any of the sectors within the construction industry. The unit relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Source: http://training.gov.au/training/details/cpccohs1001a

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Who Needs a White Card?

The short answer to this question is "anyone who goes onto a construction site". NSW Workcover provide the following list:

  • 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.

Source: https://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/licences-and-registrations/licences/white-cards-cic

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Who Provides the White Card Course?

The White Card course is provided by a large range of Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) around the country. These RTO's are governed by several Authorities and sets of Legislation and Laws. First is "ASQA" – the Australian Skills Quality Authority. ASQA governs the standards of training provided by RTO's across Australia. ASQA perform regular audits on RTO's to ensure they are delivering training to the required standard, which includes adhering to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Secondly, RTO's are licensed to deliver physical White Cards through State based Workplace Health and Safety Authorities. For instance, in NSW this would be NSW WorkCover, and in Queensland it is WorkCover Queensland.

Different States have different approaches to White Card courses. For instance, in NSW, WorkCover only offer face to face courses, however in Queensland and WA, their respective WHS authorities offer online courses.

In the case of the White Card Online Express course, it is delivered by Urban E-Learning Pty Ltd, RTO number 31973. Urban E-Learning has been in business since 2006, and has been an RTO since 2009. We are based in Spring Hill in Brisbane, and you can see pictures of our office higher up on this page.

Urban E-Learning Nationally Recognised RTO since 2006

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What Are The Differences Between Face-To-Face and Online White Card Training?

Since the introduction of online White Card course delivery, it's estimated that somewhere in the vicinity of 90% of all White Cards are delivered through a course delivered online. This is because of the significantly better convenience of this format.

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Face to face delivery in a classroom is still offered by many providers in all States, and this format typically takes up the better part of a day away from work, plus travel, parking etc. The face to face modality can still suit some learners better, especially those who may require one-to-one assistance from a physical on-site trainer.

The course covers topics categorised into four basic sections:

  • Section 1 covers how to identify workplace health and safety (WH&S) requirements;
  • Section 2 provides training on how to identify construction hazards and control measures;
  • Section 3 trains you how to identify WH&S communications and reporting processes;
  • Section 4 deals with incident response procedures

You can read more about the details of what's covered in the course by clicking here.

You can also watch a short demo of our course in the video below:

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What Is Involved In Doing the Online Course?

The Online White Card course can be studied from home any time 24/7. After you've registered and taken care of payment, you can start listening to the course content. It's important to pay close attention to the actual course content, because there are assessments that you will have to complete. The assessment includes selecting answers to questions presented through the online course, also typing in written answers in your own words to questions, and thirdly, you will be required to complete a short verbal assessment with one of our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) qualified and industry specific experienced trainer/assessors. To do this you can call our office number during Queensland business hours. If our assessors are busy, we will call you back as quickly as we can, so be sure to leave a message.

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Once you've completed the assessments, your responses will all be recorded through our "learning management system" we call our "eHub". Once your assessments have all been approved, you will need to sort out some paperwork requirements. You'll need to fill in, and sign off our Declaration Form. You'll also need to get a Certified Copy of a suitable piece of Identification Documentation, so that we can verify your ID. There is a full Checklist of all these requirements here.

One you have these documents sorted, you can either upload them through our eHub, or you can post them to us. We check the ID documents, and make sure everything matches up. Once that's done, we process your Statement of Attainment, which will be available to you through the eHub, and then we process your White Card.

This typically takes a couple of days. However, you will probably want to upgrade to our Express Delivery option (which you can choose when you check-out through our shopping cart). This means we fast-track the processing of your White Card internally, AND we use an Express Post envelope to send your White Card out. This is the fastest option.

What Happens If I Need Support?

White Card Online Express prides itself on providing high quality, friendly support, through our customer service centre, based here in Brisbane, with real, Australian support personnel. Our support team is available between 8am to 5pm AEST (QLD time zone)

You can contact our support through our online helpdesk, or via Live Chat, or by calling our number: 1300 362 226

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What Are The Computer Requirements?

You will need a PC or Mac computer, with either speakers or earphones/earpiece. Your internet connection will need to preferably be ADSL2 standard, and we recommend that you complete the course through Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you do not already have this on your computer, this can be downloaded from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ and https://www.google.com/chrome/

We STRONGLY recommend you do NOT do the course using the Internet Explorer (IE) browser.

We have a comprehensive Troubleshooting page for your technical requirements here.

You will also need a printer so you can print out your documentation to fill out, get signed and submit to us. If you wish to submit these documents through our eHub, it is handy to have a scanner, although you could also take a picture of it with a SmartPhone, or tablet like an iPad.

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