CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work, health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. 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.

This course is SafeWork approved.

  • Location
    Sydney Olympic Park Campus or Virtual Classroom.
  • Mode of Delivery
    This course is delivered face to face at our campus or online in our virtual classroom.
  • Course Duration
    The course comprises of a one-day workshop (6 hours).

White Card

On successful completion of the course students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment. You can then apply for the White Card through SafeWork NSW.

What you need to study

Entry Requirements

A basic understanding, reading and writing of English is required to be able to complete assessments.

You will need to provide 100 points of proof of identity (includes photo ID) before starting the course. Some documents you can use to provide this can include:

  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian drivers licence
  • Medicare card
  • ATM card
  • Utilities bill

To be provided by the learner

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended students have access to a personal computer or laptop, and a personal internet connection.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is required by all Australian students undertaking nationally recognised training. If you do not have a USI, please visit the USI website.

What will you study

Units of Study

  • CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


You will be required to complete knowledge based and practical assessments, these may include:

  • Question and Answers
  • Demonstration of skills

Students studying online, may be asked to submit videos as evidence of the application of practical skills.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience.

This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course.

For more information, refer to the Student Handbook, or Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.


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Future students should refer to The RTO Fee Management, Deferral and Refund Policy for more information.

Further Information

Please refer to our Student Handbook for further information regarding our Training and Assessment Processes including the student support we can offer to help you complete your studies.

How do I Apply?

Details regarding how to apply can be found by emailing: rto@westernsydney.edu.au