Statistics show that between 1 January 2017 and 27 September 2017 there have been 23 fatalities as a result of accidents in the workplace in Australia. The White Card course in Queensland is designed to raise awareness of best practices to eliminate risks that cause injuries and fatalities in the workplace. To work in the Construction Industry, you need to complete a White Card course.
This course requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.
This White Card course covers the basic WHS knowledge required prior to commencing work tasks within any of the sectors of the construction industry.
If organising staff training or onsite training, we can facilitate the White Card course nationally.
This White Card course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office on 02 9232 1010 to discuss your training needs.
Students must be 14 years old at the time of sitting the course.
Students will be assessed during the classroom session. Assessment will confirm knowledge and skills have been achieved to demonstrate competency across the unit.
Students are offered multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills throughout the program.
If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the White Card course at the full course fee
The cost for this White Card course is $100 in Brisbane per person.
White Card courses are delivered in Brisbane for the public.
Students must bring:
- Identification - please check here for what is required
- Theory training in the classroom
- Practical training in the classroom
- Assessment for both knowledge and skills
This White Card course is licenced through Workcover Queensland and we must deliver the program as per their requirements which include:
- All students must have valid photo ID on the day of training.
- Training must be conducted over a minimum period of 6hrs not including breaks.
- A Statement of Attainment (SOA) must be issued to students if they satisfactorily complete all assessments, demonstrating competency in the program.
An SOA is issued immediately after the course, alongside their Queensland white card. This white card will allow them to work on jobsites, immediately after the completion of this course.
Student who do not bring valid photo ID on the day will not be accepted into the White Card course and will have to rebook, paying 50% of the course cost.
Once a competent mark is awarded, learners will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for CPCCWHS1001 Work safely in the construction industry.
Certificates are emailed to students however hard copy is available for additional fee.
In addition to the statement of attainment, a white card will be issued on the spot by the trainer on behalf of Workcover Queensland.
White Card FAQs
- Do you sell work gear for construction?
Yes, we have a great range of affordable work gear including hard hats, vests, boots & more. You can order these online here or at our City CBD training centre.
- How long is the Card valid for?
This card does not expire, however if you have not worked on a construction for 2 years or more, SafeWork NSW recommends attending a course to update your skills and knowledge.
- ID Requirements - White Card and Forklift.
For all courses it is essential to provide photo ID (i.e. Passport, Drivers licence, Photo ID card, Student Card), however, the White Card and Forklift course requires 100 points of ID.
The acceptable documents for 100 points of ID are listed in the table below and contain both primary and secondary documents. You can provide only one (1) primary document with secondary documents to form 100 points. Alternatively, you can provide a combination of secondary documents to form 100 points. The combination of documents must contain a date of birth, current residential address, photograph and signature. Please bring original evidence of identity documents with you. Certified copies will not be accepted.
If you are unable to provide the correct ID, by law, you will not be permitted into the course.
PRIMARY ID - Only ONE Primary ID document can be used
Passport (Current or expired within last 2 years but not cancelled)
Full ORIGINAL Australian Birth Certificate or Birth Card
Australian Citizenship Certificate.
SECONDARY ID - A combination of secondary documents is allowed to make up 100 points however if more than one credit or ATM cards, or bank statements are used they MUST be from different financial instituions. NOTE: MUST BE VALID ORIGINAL DOCUMENT / CARD ISSUED IN AUSTRALIA
Current Australian Drivers Licence
Current Australian Boat Operator's Photo Licence
Current Australian Firearms Licence
Current Australian State or Territory Proof of Age/Photo Card
Australian Defence or Police photo identification card
Bank ATM or Credit Card
Motor Vehicle Registration Papers
Motor Vehicle Insurance Certificate
Department of Veterans Affairs Card
Property (Council) Rates Notice
Property Lease Agreement
Home Insurance Papers
Utility Bill; eg: Electrical, Water, Gas
- Is the Certificate valid for use nationally?
As of the 1st of September, the General Induction Card is recognised nationally.
- What happens if my Card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed?
You can complete an application form (Replacement of a SafeWork NSW Construction Induction Card, form number ACC06) and submit to SafeWork NSW with the associated fee of $30, together with proof of training details, identification and a signed statutory declaration. Further information can be found on SafeWork NSW’s website or phone 13 10 50.
- What is the difference between the "Green Card" and "White Card"?
Previously, participants who completed the WHS Induction course were issued with a “green card”. With legislation changes, participants are now issued with a “white card”.
- Can Centrelink pay for me?
What you need to do is register with your local Job Network Agent. Your Employment Consultant will make the booking with us on your behalf and arrange payment with us directly. Unfortunately Centrelink does not pay directly.
- Can I pay my package in installments?
Unfortunately we cannot offer this service, full payment of course fees are required at the time of booking. The good news is that we try to always offer value for money and keep course fees affordable, so you know that you are always getting good value, especially with our package deals which offer reduced prices!
- What if I have trouble with written/spoken english for a Course?
Most courses will permit a student to bring a friend to interpret for them during training. If you do need assistance, we ask that you contact first before booking your course so we can advise if there are any restrictions. For example, Forklift training requires students to complete all assessments in English.
If the course permits, you may bring a friend along to the course or, alternatively, you can phone the National Translation service to book an interpreter. Visit the Immigration website for more information about help with translating.
- What payment methods do you accept?
Payment can be made at the time of booking using either a credit card, EFTPOS or cash. Invoices and acceptance of company cheques is by prior arrangement only.
- When is my booking confirmed?
Your booking is confirmed once we receive full payment of course fees. Unfortunately there are rare occasions where the course will sell out prior to you finalising payment. In this situation a member of our customer service team will get in contact to organise an alternate training date.