A white card (or general construction induction card) is mandatory for workers who want to carry out construction work.
This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work.
White Cards are required for the following:
- site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and trades people
- people who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
- workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.
The white card becomes void if you haven't carried out construction work for two consecutive years or more.
Unit: CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
1 Day (7 hours)
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Face to face delivery
$140.00 - currently only available to Western Sydney University students
Learners who successfully complete the assessment will be awarded a Statement of Attainment from Western Sydney University The College, and the white card is issued to individuals who complete general construction induction training.
Overview of Course
The White Card is a requirement to work in the Construction Industry, and covers basic WHS knowledge required for you to complete safe and compliant work in construction sites.
A person must be at least 14 years of age to participate in the training. You will need to provide the trainer with 100 points of ID.
The unit requires the person 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.
*International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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