White Card NSW
CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry is the official name for what is sometimes known as the White Card Course or General Construction Induction Training (GIT).
First Aid Pro is a registered training organisation offering a white card course to suit anyone’s construction induction training needs. Working alongside our highly experienced trainers our students are awarded a statement of attainment which is recognised nationally.
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry with this qualification which ensures our graduates have the required knowledge, skills, and personal awareness to work safely in the construction industry, access operational construction zones or construction sites, or enter any other site where construction work may occur.
Upcoming NSW White Card Courses
White Card Course Overview
Through our accredited course you’ll learn everything about Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) for the construction industry.
By the end of your day of training you’ll be able equipped with the basic WHS knowledge to perform the following tasks:
- Recognise and report construction hazards
- Understand the importance of hazard and risk control measures
- Identify different safety signs and symbols
- Choose the most appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Demonstrate personal awareness in potentially dangerous situations
- Undertake risk management duties
- Understand your duty of care on a construction site
- Perform safety communication to others
- Deliver emergency response procedures
Once you’ve earned your white card, the skills, the experience, and the qualifications remain with you for the rest of your life. Though SafeWork NSW will require those who leave the construction industry for more than two years to take a refresher course, the wide variety of other careers which require a white card makes Workplace Health and safety knowledge invaluable.
Workplace Health and Safety knowledge is invaluable to any career path you might follow. Find a location near you and enrol in white card training today.
No previous academic requirements or work experience is necessary to enrol in our white card training course. All students must meet the following minimum requirements to ensure they can work safely in the construction industry:
- Students must be 14 years old or older. (Please note: Students under 18 will be required to complete and bring a Parental Consent Form to class)
- Students must bring 100 points of Identity in the original and physical document form
- Possess basic numeracy skills
- Be capable of effective verbal communication by asking questions to clarify instructions and pointing out a construction problem or hazard
- Possess basic English literacy skills to read and follow simple pictorial safety instructions and instructions written in English
- Hold a Unique Student Identifier number (USI). (For more information visit https://www.usi.gov.au)
On the day of their training course, students must allow for a photo to be taken of themselves which includes their head, neck, and shoulders.
All students must provide at least 100 points of identity evidence via primary and secondary documents according to the Evidence of Identity (EOI).
Acceptable forms of identification include a current Australian drivers licence, original Australian birth certificate, photo ID card, green card, bank statement, to name a few. The following information must be included across the identity documents provided:
- A photo
- Date of Birth
- Current Residential Address
All eligible forms of ID are listed below. It is important that you bring at least 100 points of identity evidence in their original form to your white card course.
Forms of Identification
Only 1 form of Primary ID can be used as part of your 100 pts of ID. To make up the remaining points you must use secondary forms of ID.
|Passport (Current or expired within last 2 years but not cancelled)||70pts|
|Full ORIGINAL Australian Birth Certificate or Birth Card||70pts|
|Australian Citizenship Certificate.||70pts|
First Aid Pro runs white card training from several locations across NSW. These can be found in Sydney’s CBD, southern, and western suburbs.
Not only is finding a course near you simple, but all our locations are easily accessible by car or by public transport.
FirstAidPro’s training venue in Sydney CBD, situated at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Upon your arrival, kindly approach the concierge who will guide you to our training conference room.
Address: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Hyde Room, Level 5, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: 1300 029 132
FirstAidPro's Parramata training venie is situated in the centre of Parramatta in the well-known Holiday Inn. This location is easily accessible and in close proximity to public transport options.
Address: 18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia.
Phone: 1300 029 132
FirstAidPro's Campbelltown White Card training venue is super convenient and can be found at the Campbelltown RSL Club. With loads of parking and public transport nearby it is perfect for all southern Sydney students.
Address: Campbelltown RSL Club, 1 Carberry Lane, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560.
Phone: 1300 029 132
First Aid Pro’s white card course provides students with the essential WHS training to cover a variety of possible jobs.
A white card may be most often associated with working in the construction industry, but holding this qualifications is necessary to join any worksite where physical or manual labour and risk management are common practice. Following are some of the industries and possible career paths which might require a white card:
- Farming, agriculture, and horticulture
- Conservation and land management
- Defence services
- Gas and oil industries
- Transport and logistic sectors
- Major events
- Film and television production
For any students who are specifically interested in joining the construction industry, we also recommend taking a forklift course.
This course takes place via in-person training across a single, six (6) hour day. At the end of this day students will have classroom assessment components including written, oral, and practical demonstrations. This day is not uninterrupted and students will receive lunch breaks.
Prior to attending their classroom practical training, students will be sent self-guided, online training consisting of reading materials and a quiz which are to be completed in their own time.
Upon successful completion of this WHS induction course students are awarded their nationally recognised statement of attainment.
Course Fees & Payment Options
Our WHS induction training course is available to all prospective students for a simple, one time fee of only $129.
You’ll be asked to pay for your white card upfront during the online booking process. Our secure online booking platform accepts both Visa & Mastercard credit and debit cards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do White Cards Expire?
White cards do not have an expiration date. However, if you have not worked in construction for 2 years or more, SafeWork NSW requires you to retrain and re-do the course to be compliant and have up-to-date safety information as your card will become void.
How Long Does a White Card Last?
After obtaining a white card, it remains valid for life. However, it is important to stay informed of any regulatory changes that may affect certification status. Regularly check for updates to ensure your qualification remains valid.
How to Get a White Card?
If you're looking to obtain a white card, completing the nationally accredited construction induction training course (CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry) is a must.
At First Aid Pro, our comprehensive white card training programs in NSW and Sydney will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to do just that. Enroll now and start your journey towards a safer and successful career in construction.
How to Apply for a White Card?
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive:
- Statement of Attainment
- Statement of Training, valid for 60 days, which allows students to start working immediately
- General Construction Induction Card (Issued and posted by SafeWork NSW)
To get a replacement for a lost or stolen white card, please contact SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50 or apply for a replacement online.
How Long Does It Take to Get a White Card?
The duration of the white card training course varies, but at First Aid Pro, our programs are designed to be efficient and effective and can be completed in 1 day allowing you to quickly acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed for your white card certification.
Is This An Online White Card Course?
No, there is no online training in this white card course. Our white card course is a 6-hour face-to-face training session that will ensure you have the practical skills and knowledge to work in the construction industry. This session includes all theoretical training and assessment components students have to complete.
Who Needs a White Card?
In New South Wales, Australia, all individuals employed in the construction industry, including those in Sydney, must have a white card. This applies to site managers, supervisors, surveyors, tradespeople, and laborers. This is a legal obligation that aims to promote a safe working environment and minimize the chances of accidents occurring on construction sites.