NSW White Card Training Course

NSW White Card Training Course (Construction Induction Course)

Be Job Ready and Stay Safe Working at Construction Site

6 Hours Excluding Breaks
Weekend Classes Available
1 Day in Class Training
Accredited by ASQA
Registered Training Provider

Course Overview

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

A NSW White Card or general construction induction (GIT) card is essential for anyone who work at a construction site and is a mandatory requirement in NSW. The course is also commonly known as the White Card course and was previously known as the Green Card course. It is designed to assist workers with evaluating worksite hazards/risks and assists workers with reporting workplace incidents to the authorities correctly.

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 Choose Vigil Training College for NSW White Card Course?

Vigil Training College offers a Nationally Recognised training program that meets the requirements of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry and fulfil the SafeWork NSW General Construction requirement Induction Card. 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 NSW 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 Should Enrol for this Course?

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 NSW, 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.

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

Evidence of Identity

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 (totaling 100 ID points) to the trainer on the day of 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 contained in the:

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).

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

Awards

Upon completing this training program, the participant will receive:

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

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.

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.

Construction Induction Card 

The Construction Induction Card supplied by SafeWork NSW required to carry out construction work.

SOT allows you to work immediately for 60 days until you receive your White Card/Construction Card, generally 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.

What is the Evidence of Identity (EOI) requirement?

You must complete the 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 before attending the White Card course.

You can provide a combination of documents, with the most commonly used combinations of evidence of identity documents listed below:

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

Download EOI Form or see SafeWork NSW website for more information.or contact us for further information.

Please note: There are special provisions for Evidence of Identity that may apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, school students, overseas persons who have been in Australia for less than six weeks and correctional centre inmates, as mentioned and detailed in the form mentioned above.

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 serious injuries. As a White cardholder, you will learn to take safety measures beforehand 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 NSW?

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.

Course Schedule

October 10, 2021 - October 10, 2021

  • One Day - Six Hours Only
  • 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Weekend Classes Available
  • Parramatta

FYI: Face to Face Learning

October 24, 2021 - October 24, 2021

  • One Day - Six Hours Only
  • 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Weekend Classes Available
  • Parramatta

FYI: Face to Face Learning

November 7, 2021 - November 7, 2021

  • One Day - Six Hours Only
  • 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Weekend Classes Available
  • Parramatta

FYI: Face to Face Learning

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RTO NO

40877

ACT Master License No

17 502 681

NSW Master License No

410 519 198

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