White card / General Induction Training Course

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

 What is General Construction Induction (GIT) Training?

Vigil Training College offers a Nationally Recognised training program that meets the requirements of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry and NSW Work cover requirements for General Construction Induction Training. The course is also known as Construction Induction Card or White Card Course.

 Why do I need ‘General induction card’ or ‘White card’ training?

The training is a mandatory requirement under the Work Health Safety Regulation 2011 for those:

  • carrying out construction work, 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

What are the prerequisites for the white card training?

There are no formal educational requirements for this program.

Note: We are not CRICOS registered and do not enrol International Students Visa Holders in this course.

What are ‘Language Literacy and Numeracy’ requirements?

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 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.

What is the duration of the white card training course?

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

What is the method of training for the white card training course?

The training program is delivered face to face entirely in a classroom setting.

What contents will be covered during the white card training?

  • Identify WHS legislative requirements.
  • Identify construction hazards and control measures.
  • Identify WHS communication and reporting processes.
  • Identify WHS incident response procedures

What assessment methods are used during the white card training course?

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. Participants are permitted to refer to training manual and classroom notes during the assessment process.

What is ‘Evidence of Identity’ requirements?

You must complete evidence of identity (EOI) form and present original documents showing your name, photo, date of birth, signature and current address to the value of 100 points to the trainer or assessor before you attending the course.

The commonly used combinations of evidence of identity documents include:

  • an Australian birth certificate and an Australian driver’s licence, or
  • an Australian drivers licence, Medicare card, ATM card and a utility bill

Full details of the documents that you can use are contained in the:

What are the qualification pathways?

The unit of competency in this course (CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work safely in the construction industry) is a core unit of Certificate I in Construction candidates’ seeking further education can receive the credit transfer in the qualification.

Can I get Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for white card training?

RPL means we will recognise your prior training and you will not need to repeat training you have already completed. If you have skills and knowledge from prior education, work experiences, family and community experience that relates to your training you may seek recognition of prior learning (RPL).

How much is the course fee?

The course fee is free of  GST and includes NSW WorkCover White Card Fee. The full fee of the course should be paid in advance. For discounts and special offers Click Here.

How to get a white card? Can I work in the construction industry after completion of the white card course?

On successful completion of this white card training program, a participant will receive:

  • a Statement of Attainment in “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry”; and
  • a WorkCover NSW Statement of Training (SOT) for General Construction Induction Training

Students will receive their SOT on the day of completion of their course. This NSW WorkCover SOT is valid for 60 days and allows the students to work until they receive their white card mailed to them by NSW SafeWork.

How can I enrol in the white card course?

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 at PH: 0423521279 or 02 8677 9062 to obtain the course information pack or alternatively download the information pack from our website. Fill the form and send back to us along with all the relevant documents through email/fax/post or drop in to submit it.

For further information or Assistance Please Contact Vigil Training College

Note: We are not CRICOS registered and do not enrol International Students Visa Holders in this course.

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