Below is some more detailed information about the White Card course. It is not essential at all to read this. If you wish, you can get started with your course right now! Click the orange button below:
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 They have all been replaced by the White Card.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:
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).
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.
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:
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: