A construction induction card (aka White Card) course is a nationally accredited training course. This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge for a construction worker to work safely in the construction industry.
Why is a construction induction card course important?
In 2008, WorkSafe Australia looked at the safety issues with the construction industry. After due consideration of the various issues the Construction Induction Course was created. These courses are administered by the respective state WorkSafe authorities. The construction induction card training courses (or what is better known as white card training) is an important way for industry to recognise your skills and knowledge. Upon completion of the training course you will be given a statement of attainment and presented with a construction induction card from the WorkSafe Authority. The statement of attainment will highlight the specific skills you learnt and obtained during the course. The information on the statement of attainment will help the business you hope to work for determine if your skills are what they are looking for.
What level is the construction induction card certified at?
The construction induction card course is not aimed at any particular certificate level. However, the induction card is required for any person working on a worksite in the construction industry.
The Units of Competency offered in this course will be assessed against the standards outlined by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
This training is accredited by:
✓ WorkSafe Victoria
Unit of competency
This training meets and is aligned to the CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency. Upon full payment of all fees and successful completion of the required training assessments, each participant will be issued a statement of attainment for this unit of competency.
|1-Day 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Group Training)||$165|
Further details relating to course fees can be found on our course fees page. This course does not attract any government subsidies and fees must be fully paid by each applicant or their representative.
What information is covered in the construction induction card course?
The construction induction card course covers knowledge that is required by an individual wishing to participate effectively in the construction industry as a construction worker. The course covers information such as:
- Occupational Health and Safety and Workplace induction / orientation.
- Communication and working with others.
The knowledge you acquire during this course does not limited to just one job. Because this training is nationally accredited and recognised, successful completion of this course will give you a “White Card” which will help you to obtain work on any building site in Australia.
Course DurationThis course is a single day training program which will help you to obtain work on most building sites in Victoria.
Students need to demonstrate that they are proficient in the use of conversational English and will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to being admitted to the course.
Prior to completing the CPCCWHS1001 training course, it is a requirement that the applicant provide TIDE Training with a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a personal identifier that is used to trace all training for an individual. Further information about the USI can be found on the “Students” section of the USI Website..
Once we can verify the applicant’s USI, all future training that is completed with us will be added to the applicant’s USI transcript. If a valid USI is not presented prior to the completion of the applicants training, the training records will not be added to the applicants USI transcript. Where an applicant believes they do not require a USI as per the USI exemption rules, the relevant evidence for the exemption must be presented at the time of enrolment.
Students must wear enclosed footwear during their course (thongs or sandals will not be acceptable)
To be eligible to enrol you must meet all the following requirements:
- Complete enrolment paperwork in full
- A Unique Student Identifier (USI)
- Communication skills at a level to effectively communicate with others
- Paid all appropriate fees
- Undertake a site induction and have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Has satisfied evidence of identity requirements
The CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry course is conducted by various means. Some of the training will be done utilising:
- Classroom based training,
- Online training using eLearning,
- Self-paced learning activities, and
- Practical activities.
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry does not attract Federal or State government funding and is eligible only as a “Fee for Service” program. Enrollment in this program may impact eligibility for future funding.
A number of occupations or job roles find a civil construction induction card valuable. The main occupations / jobs roles are:
- Machine operator
What rights does the applicant have when attending a Prepare to work safely in the construction industry course?
Each applicant has the right to learn in a comfortable and non-threatening environment. Each course will provide a trainer that is skilled and proficient in the training being undertaken. If the course does not meet these expectations, the applicant has the right to make a complaint by using the TIDE Training complaints process.
The RTO has an obligation to provide the applicant with training and assessment that is of a high quality and that complies with the Standards for RTOs 2015. The RTO also has an obligation to provide the applicant with certification documentation that complies with the standards within 30 days of completion of the training, providing all fees have been paid. In the event your certification documentation is lost or destroyed, you can request a duplicate be issued (refer to our Course Fees page) or you can get access to the records of certification via the USI Portal.
What obligations does the applicant have when attending a Prepare to work safely in the construction industry course?
Each applicant has the obligation to make sure:
- All information provided meets with the national training reporting guidelines including providing a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
- All fees are paid prior to training commencing.
- All rules and policies relating to the training are understood and adhered to during their training courses.
- All individuals within the training environment are respected.
- All personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn while undertaking the training course.
- For the protection and comfort of others in the training environment, we recommend the use of the English language where possible. It is permissible to use another language to help explain an important item or where the course is designed to run in a language other than English, however, we require English to be used where possible.
Unless a foreign language interpreter has been engaged to translate during the training course, all training and assessments will be conducted in the English language.