Construction Industry Induction (Whitecard Course)
Aim of this Course / Target Group
As of the end of August 2009 in WA the construction industry induction (Whitecard course), which is based on a unit of competence ( CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry) that is nationally accredited, will be recognised under amended regulations. Across all States and Territories both types of WA cards (Whitecard and Bluecard) issued through training providers will be accepted by the regulatory authority as evidence that induction training has been completed. Those people who have completed the previous ‘bluecard’ Course in Safety Awareness Training will not have to repeat the training.
Recognition of Interstate cards issued prior to August 2009
- Queensland ‘blue’ and ‘white cards’ are recognised in WA.
- NSW 'green cards' are no longer valid in NSW and are not recognised in WA.
- Victorian ‘red cards' are not recognised in WA.
The course is suitable for all employees.
Important Note: The whitecard qualification may be completed as a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment for those who have Interstate cards or have attended other site based safety induction programs
As a result of attending this program participants will have knowledge of:
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law in Australia & Western Australia
- Duty of Care Requirements – All Parties
- Safety and Health Representatives and Committees
- Resolution of Workplace Issues
- The Right to Refuse Work
- Applying Workplace Policies and Procedures
Reporting and Documentation Requirements
Knowledge based questionnaires and practical demonstration
Must have basic English literacy skills
Academic Award & Recognition
Upon successful completion candidates will be issued with Worksafe WA (Whitecard) accreditation and a Statement of Attainment for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
What To Wear
All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire. Whilst closed in shoes are a minimum requirement for attendance on any course, steel capped safety boots are required for forklift, dogging, vehicle loading crane (hiab) and rigging courses.
Morning Tea & Lunch
Feel free to grab a tea or coffee before the course starts and at any time during the course. All participants will be offered morning tea and for those attending full day courses lunch is provided (an assortment of sandwiches and hot finger foods).
Persons with special dietary requirements should cater for their personal needs.
$40.00 After CTF Subsidy.
This subsidy is available to eligible participants only.
The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.