ACT White Card Training Course

ACT White Card Course - General Construction Induction Training

Be Job Ready and Stay Safe Working at Construction Site

6 Hours Face Classroom Training
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Course Overview

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

An ACT White Card also known as general construction induction (GIT) card is essential for anyone who work at a construction site and is a mandatory requirement in ACT. General construction induction training course aims to provide awareness and understanding of rights and responsibilities under WHS law to identify common hazards and risks associated with the construction industry, basic risk management principles, and the standard of behaviour expected of workers on construction sites.

Why should you choose Vigil Training College to obtain your White Card Course?

We have seven years of experience in running the white card training. Our course meets the requirements of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry and fulfil the SafeWork ACT General Construction Induction Card requirements.

Our training exceeds the requirements of students, employer and the construction industry workforce. Our highly experienced professional trainers and staff will aid your learning process with modern learning methods and hands-on training in classroom-based sessions.

Who is this course suitable for?

If you are someone that conducts any construction work or someone who is visiting construction sites as part of their employment, then this course is for you.

This training is a mandatory requirement under the Work Health Safety Regulation 2017 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 construction zones, e.g., security officers working on construction sites.

Course Pre-Requisites

There are no formal requirements for this course.

However, you should have strong communication and comprehension skills to report hazards and incidents at a construction site.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Training and assessments throughout the course are conducted in English only. The training mandates that all participants seeking admission into 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

Course Structure

The course is taught in a classroom and does not require any pre-study.
The duration of the classroom-based study is 6 hours (this does not include any breaks or time required for administration tasks).

Mode Of Delivery

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

Course Content

The competency unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 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.

Learning Outcomes

After the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify WHS legislative requirements
  • Verbally report your workplace conditions
  • Discuss WHS issues and information
  • Identify common workplace risks
  • Understand and explain safety signs and symbols
  • Identify WHS incident response procedures
  • Safely handle construction equipment, electrical devices, and other central construction resources

Qualification Pathways

The unit of competence in this course (CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work safely in the construction industry) is a core unit of CPC10120 - Certificate I in Construction in Construction. Any students seeking further education can receive credit transfer for this qualification. The general construction qualifications within the CPC training package are designed to prepare people for real jobs in the general construction sector.

General 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.

What does a White Card course offer?

Upon completing this training program, the participant will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment (SOA) in “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry” issued by our RTO.

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

How to obtain your White Card in ACT?

After completing your face-to-face General Construction Induction Training, we will issue you with a certificate . You will then need to apply for a White Card within 60 days of completing your training with us.

You can learn more apply for a general construction induction card online by visiting Access Canberra.

What are the ID requirements to apply for a White Card in ACT?

Three (3) forms of identification can be provided from the below list:

At least one (1) Primary identification:

  • 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

Can I get Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

No, there is no RPL available for the white card course.

What will I learn in a White Card course?

Health and safety measures are essential for any construction place to avoid injuries. As a White cardholder, you will learn to take safety measures necessary to avoid any injuries while working on construction sites.

What are my job prospects after I receive my qualification?

After you have been qualified and have obtained your White Card, you will be eligible to work in any construction-related areas.
Some examples of this are:

  • Site managers
  • Supervisors
  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Labourers
  • Tradespersons
  • Security officers

Is my interstate White Card valid in ACT?

Yes, your interstate White Card is recognized interstate. Under the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work, all states and territories have agreed to implement and Safe Work Australia has declared GIT training across Australia to obtain White Cards from any Australian state or territory is recognised nationally.

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