Can I Get A White Card Online In My State?
YES! Since new legislation came into effect on January 1, 2012, our White Card is now accepted in ALL States.
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On 1 January 2012, new National OH&S laws came into affect in QLD, NSW, ACT, NT, SA and Tas, and Commonwealth jurisdictions.
The new law (Work, Health and Safety Act, 2011) provides for White Cards to be recognised across all States of Australia.
If you are completing the white card for a licence or permit please check with your relevant state regulatory body to ensure that the White Card that will be issue to you will be accepted.
For those States that have not changed in 2012 (Vic, WA), their laws continue to recognise interstate White Cards. Below we provide more detailed information relating to each of the individual States, including local regulator websites where relevant:
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NSW Worksafe Website states:
“Construction workers can work in NSW using construction induction cards issued by other states and territories. See this fact sheet for more information.”
Source: NSW Worksafe webpage.
For more information: White Card: NSW
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WA Worksafe Website states:
“Across all States and Territories, including here in WA, both types of cards [ie old Blue Cards, and new White Cards] are accepted by the regulatory authority as evidence that induction training has been completed.”
For more information: White Card: WA
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Victoria Worksafe Website states:
“An employer must accept any of the following things as evidence that the worker has done construction induction training:
For more information: White Card: Victoria
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Workplace Standards Tasmania Website States:
“In order to be recognised in Tasmania you will
You will not need
For more information: White Card: TAS
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The WorkCover/WorkSafe ACT Website states:
Construction Induction Training: What is it? Construction Induction Training (White Card) is nationally recognised training which meets the requirements of the Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOHS1001A unit of competency.
The training is approximately six hours in duration, and can only be delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTO) that have the competency unit “Work safely in the construction industry” added to their scope of registration.
For more information: White Card: ACT
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The Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Website states:
“Queensland recognises construction induction cards from all states and territories (excluding NT who do not currently have a regulatory requirement for construction induction training).This means that interstate construction induction cards are recognised as evidence of meeting requirements for general health and safety induction training for construction work under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008.
A person holding a current general construction induction card from another jurisdiction will not need to undertake general induction training for construction work in Queensland and will not need to obtain a Queensland construction induction card.Queensland construction induction cards (including the former ‘blue’ cards) are also accepted throughout Australia.”
For more information: White Card: QLD
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NT Worksafe Website states:
“A person holding a current and valid general construction induction card from another jurisdiction will not need to undertake general induction training for construction work in the NT and will not need to obtain a NT white card. NT WorkSafe will deem these cards as equivalent to the NT construction induction scheme and accept them as proof of general induction in NT as per the NT Code.”
For more information: White Card: NT
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Safework SA Website states in their Frequently Asked Question and Answer section:
“Q: There are ‘White Cards’ issued in all Australian States being presented on South Australian worksites. Are interstate cards accepted in South Australia?
A: Yes. WHS Regulation 318-Recognition of general construction induction training cards issued in other jurisdictions clearly states that all construction induction training cards issued in other jurisdictions are valid.
SafeWork SA Inspectors accept all cards presented to them on construction sites irrespective of where the card had been issued. PCBUs in control of construction work are obliged to accept all white cards.”
Source: Safework SA webpage
For more information: White Card: SA
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OVERVIEW AND CONTEXT of National White Card acceptance:
Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have been working on national standards and training for many years. This work has resulted in a number of agreements and arrangements that have led to the current white card initiative. The Commonwealth, States and Territories are working on further common Occupational Health and Safety arrangements for laws, regulations and Codes of Practice, to be consistent across all States and Territories. Download pdf for more information here.
The national approach to construction and building industry safety induction is an early piece of work that will fit within the umbrella of this national approach.NATIONAL APPROACH The national approach for construction and building industry consists of a number of elements, including:
- national approach to qualifications and the delivery of training
- national course content – Induction Code of Practice
- national competency assessment and qualifications– CPCCOHS1001A: Work safely in the construction industry
- nationally registered training organisations (RTOs) – National Audit and Registration Agency (Link To White Card Online’s RTO Registration Number)
The benefit of the national approach for employees is that once the qualifications have been obtained, people can work in any State or Territory in Australia. There is no need for re-qualification or paying additional fees or charges to work in another State or Territory.
Employers also benefit by being confident in new and current employees having attained a satisfactory understanding of risk issues in the industry and that the understanding is shared across the whole workplace. This is even more important where an employer works across sites in more than one State or Territory.
DELIVERY ON THE NATIONAL APPROACH White Card Online Express, by being available nationally with a consistent approach, delivers on the national approach and offers the greatest potential for common knowledge and industry standards. As we take a national approach, the knowledge, skills and competencies are of national standard, and capable of being used locally or in any State and Territory. The White Card is evidence of having undertaken the necessary training and achieved the necessary competency to be of the White Card standard.
*All information is drawn from official websites, however as these websites are subject to change without notice, White Card Online Express does not take responsibility for information which may be changed from a day to day basis.
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