CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Vigil Training College offers a Nationally Recognised training program that meets the requirements of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry that fulfils the requirement of the ACT General Construction Induction Card. The course is also known as White Card and previously known as Green Card course.

The aim of General construction induction training provides awareness and understanding of, the rights and responsibilities under WHS law, the common hazards and risks associated in the construction industry, basic risk management principles and the standard of behaviour expected of workers on construction sites.
The training is a mandatory requirement under Work Health Safety Regulation 2011 for those:

  • carrying out construction work in ACT, including site managers, supervisors, surveyors, architects, labourers, tradespersons
  • people who access operational construction zones unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person, and
  • other workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones e.g. security officers working on construction sites

WHS construction induction training is delivered through Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).


There are no formal educational requirements for this program.

Language Literacy and Numeracy:

All training and assessments are conducted in English, and the training package mandates that all participants seeking admission in the course have sufficient communication and comprehension skills to:

  • clarify WHS legislative requirements;
  • verbally report construction hazards and risks, and ask effective questions
  • relay information to others and discuss WHS issues and information
  • explain the meaning of safety signs and symbols
  • identify common construction hazards

We will use our enrolment form and guise of a marketing questionnaire as a method of determining if you have the required English standard.

We will attempt to support you with some assistance with English, however, should your needs for support or assistance exceed our skills; we will refer you to a suitable organisation to assist you further this may be TAFE.

Course Duration:

The duration of course is at least 6.0 hours (Excluding 30 minutes break).

Mode of Delivery

The training program is delivered face to face entirely in a classroom setting, typically at a Vigil Training College arranged venue, or at client venue.

People requiring special facilities at our training venues are advised to mention in student enrolment form or contact our Administration staff to ensure that your needs are catered for, this may range from access to dietary to training methods.

Course Contents

General Construction Induction Training is a nationally accredited competency unit known as “Prepare to work safely in the construction industry”.

The competency unit is a training program that provides workers in the construction industry with an awareness and understanding of:

  • their rights and responsibilities under Work Health and Safety law;
  • common hazards and risks in the construction industry;
  • basic risk management principles; and
  • the standard of behaviour expected of workers on construction sites.

Assessment Methods

Participants are assessed using underpinning knowledge and skills through a written short question and answer knowledge-based open book assessment, case studies and problem-solving activities


On successful completion of this training program, the participant will receive a Statement of Attainment in “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry”;

Students SOA remains valid for 60 days from the date of issue and can be used as evidence that general induction training has been completed.

Construction Induction Card

After completing the face-to-face General Construction Induction Training, the registered training organisation will issue the person with certification. The person must then apply for a General Construction Induction Card within 60 days.

You can apply for a general construction induction card online at Access Canberra website.

Evidence of Identity

You will need to provide copies of three forms of identification from the below list to apply for General Induction Card:

At least one Primary identification from the below list:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Drivers licence;
  • Proof of age card;
  • Passport;
  • Firearms licence

Secondary identification:

  • Medicare card;
  • Centrelink card;
  • Department of Veterans Affairs card;
  • Credit card/bank card;
  • Education identification;
  • Government-issued identification

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates seeking the RPL in this course please see details into the Students Handbook about the RPL process.


The unit of competence in this course (CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry) is a core unit of CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction candidates’ seeking further education can receive the credit transfer in the qualification. The requirement of the general construction qualifications within the CPC08 training package and are designed to prepare people for real jobs in the General Construction Sector.

License Number

ACT Security M/L No: 17502681

Fee & Charges

The fee for this course is $110 including GST. All discounts and special rates apply as published on our website. (Check at our website for current discounts and course specials)

Fee refund

See detailed Fee Refund Policy in Students Handbook

For Dates and Location:

Check course calendar at our website or contact us

What to Bring on the day of Class?

Please bring an acceptable form of photo ID on the day of class as mentioned above.

How to Enrol

You can enrol in our courses

Online Enrolment: You can enrol and pay online. Visit our website www.vigiltrainingcollege.nsw.edu.au and follow the enrolment procedure.

Phone / Fax / Email: Call us on PH: 1800 9797 66 to obtain the course information pack or download the information pack form our website.

For further information or Assistance

Please Contact Vigil Training College

PH: 1800 97 97 66

Address: Level – 2 Suite – 23, 50 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT, 2617

Email: info@vigiltrainingcollege.nsw.edu.au

Web: www.vigiltrainingcollege.nsw.edu.au

Note: We do not offer this course to international visa holder students.

Course Information Brochure

Students Handbook

Fee Refund Policy

Enrolment Form

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