CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Course Description

Commonly referred to as White Card Training, the course relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2006). This course covers the general WHS induction information you require to work on a construction site in Australia.

This course requires the learner to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

This course is a prerequisite for obtaining a White Card. A White Card is mandatory for anyone who works or wants to work in the construction industry.

Enrol in an upcoming course

29/09/2023 – 7:30am – Enrolment – Course 1553

09/10/2023 – 7:30am – Enrolment – Course 1572

National Accreditation

This is a Nationally Accredited course.  Accreditation means that the course has been assessed by a VET regulator and is compliant with the Standards for VET-accredited courses. This course has been assessed by ASQA as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Outcomes

You will learn about: 

  • Work Health and Safety responsibilities.
  • Identifying and managing construction hazards and risks.
  • Responding to accidents and incidents. 

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will receive a Statement of Attainment.

After successful completion of this course, it is the responsibility of the participant to apply for their White Card through Access Canberra.

Course Assessments

Competency is obtained through both theory and practical assessments. The practical assessment requires you to demonstrate the skills required to be deemed competent. The theory assessment will be undertaken in written form.

If you feel you will be disadvantaged by undertaking a written assessment, please discuss it with your trainer/assessor prior to the beginning of the time for the theory assessment.

Admission & Attendance

All attendees MUST have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). We are unable to issue a credential unless a valid USI has been provided.

Please click here to apply for a USI prior to the course or be prepared to apply for one on the day (in which case a Driving License and Medicare Card is required).

The duration of this course is 8 Hours.
There is a 15-minute break for morning or afternoon tea and a 30-minute break for lunch (light lunch is included in the cost).

A construction worker wearing a hard hat and hi-vis vest, smiling at their colleague.

About this Course

Cost (after rebate):$65*
*You may be eligible to receive a 55% discount off your course fees through TFA Funding.
Location:Fyshwick, ACT
Delivered on-site?Yes – by request
Duration:8 Hours
Trainer:Michael Mills
Maximum Places:12 per course
Delivered and Assessed in:English*
*It is a requirement that learners understand both basic written and spoken English to complete this course. If you are unable to read and write in the English language you may consult the professional services of an accredited translator – costs are at the learners expense.