CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
NSW White Card Training Course or General Construction Induction Training (GIT) card is essential for anyone who works at a construction site and is a mandatory requirement in NSW. This course is also commonly known as the White Card Course and was previously known as the Green Card Course. Our White Card Training Course is approved by SafeWork NSW and fulfils the requirements of the nationally recognised unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. The course is designed to assist workers with evaluating worksite hazards/risks and assists workers with reporting workplace incidents to the authorities correctly.
The white card 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.
Follow the simple steps below to obtain your White Card:
The course is delivered Online (through Microsoft Teams).
Online Training has a duration of 8 hours (including break time and time required for administration tasks).
See Course Batches below for upcoming dates.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Students must however meet the following requirements:
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:
If you are unsure about your LLN capabilities, call our friendly staff before enrolling.
Prior to commencing the course, you must complete the Evidence of Identity (EOI) form and present original documents showing your name, photo, date of birth, signature, and current address (totalling 100 ID points) to the trainer on the day of attending the course.
If you are studying online, you will be required to show the identification to your trainer at the start of the session.
Full details of the documents are contained in the:
Students studying online must have access to the following:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Students studying online must arrange for the following PPE and have it with them for their online training session:
If you are someone that conducts any construction work or someone who is visiting construction sites as part of your employment, then this course is for you.
This training is a mandatory requirement under the Work Health Safety Regulation 2017 for those:
Upon completion of this course, you will receive your White Card and you will be eligible to work in construction- related areas. These jobs may include:
Completion of this course also offers a pathway into general construction qualifications within the CPC training package, which are designed to prepare people for real jobs in the general construction sector. The unit of competence in this course (CPCWHS1001 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.
Health and safety measures are essential for any construction place to avoid serious injuries. As a White cardholder, you will learn to take safety measures beforehand while working on construction sites.
The competency unit CPCWHS1001 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:
After the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Upon completing this training program, the participant will receive:
You will receive the SOT on the day of completion of the course. SafeWork NSW SOT is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and can be evidence of completed general induction training.
There is no RPL available for the White Card Course.
The Construction Induction Card is supplied by SafeWork NSW and is required to carry out construction work.
Upon completion of the course, Vigil will issue you with a SOT which allows you to work immediately for 60 days until you receive your White Card/Construction Card. This will generally be posted by SafeWork NSW within 30 days.
The White card ceases to be current if you have not carried out construction work for any consecutive period of two years or more.
The card fee is set independently by our RTO with SafeWork included in the course fee, i.e. you need not pay any extra fee for this card.
Yes, your interstate White Card is recognised in NSW.
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.