Construction White Card

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NOTE: Current Course Code: CPCCWHS1001 supersedes and replaces previous course codes of CPCCOHS1001A

Course Outline

The Construction Industry white card is based on a unit of competency.

The course provides new and existing building and construction industry participants with the introductory understanding and knowledge needed to commence or continue work in the building and construction industry in a safe capacity. This training program is nationally recognised by the industry. All states now have the ‘White Card’ as the nationally recognised card for basic WHS knowledge to work on a construction site.

Entry Requirements

  • Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
  • A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to- usi.gov.au
  • Provide photo identification.
  • Wear closed in shoes.
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable. Also due to the nature of the unit of competency learners must be able to identify colours and wear the required PPE.

Course Details

How long will the training take (Duration)

The training and assessment of the Construction White Card induction course are competency-based so the time of the course is dependent on a learner’s previous experience, capabilities, and abilities.

The typical duration of this full work safely in the construction industry course is 1 day.

How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)

FULL COURSE TRAINING – Practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.

Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of working in the construction industry in a very focused one-on-one or small group environment.

Step 1 – Completion of theory training and assessment.
Step 2 – Learner completes practical training and assessment.
Step 3 – Upon sucessful completion learner is issued a Statement of attainment and a Construction White Card.

What will you learn? (Overview)

The Construction White Card course covers:

  • Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.
  • Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.
  • Measures for controlling hazards are identified.
  • Procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.
  • Identify incident and emergency response procedures.

You will learn:

  • Appropriate legislative requirements and responsibilities
  • Basic concepts of workplace health and safety plans and work method statements
  • Physical building and construction hazards
  • Basic risk management concepts including hazard identification, assessment of risk,
  • Control of risk and evaluation of control measures
  • The hierarchy of controls
  • Emergency procedures

For more specific course information please contact us or go to https://training.gov.au.

Course Outcome

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA) and be issued with a Construction White Card.

Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, as the training packages evolve and change over time some employers may require you to be VOC’d or refresh your competency to retain your currency.

If you lose your White card depending on the age of it and whether you can produce your SOA as proof of training you may have to complete the course again to be issued a new White card.

FAQs

How long will training take?

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.

How is the training delivered?

Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.

How long does your confined space ticket/SOA last for?

Industry generally reccomends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.

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