Obtaining a white card is a mandatory requirement for construction workers in Australia. This means that if you want to work in the construction industry, you have to have one. Even if you are only visiting Australia for a short period of time on a working holiday visa, you are not allowed to work on a construction site without a White Card.
White Card is the common name for the ‘Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCWHS1001’ training course. Holding a valid White Card means that you have completed official, certified general construction induction training with a registered organisation within Australia.
According to National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work, the people who need a White Card include:
White Card trains you in the following:
If you want to work in the construction industry, you must have a White Card. No matter if you are just visiting Australia for a short period of time on a working holiday visa, you are not allowed to work on a construction site without a White Card.
All states recognise White Card training from other states; however some organisations may ask you to redo your training in that state. You need to check at the time of moving to a new state to ensure you are considered current.
White Cards do not expire; however it is recommended to do a refresher every two years or so. Some states expect you to redo the training if you have been out of the industry for over two years
White Card training is scheduled over one day with all training and assessment covered in that time
No – Our training has a mandatory practical component that must be done at our of our training venues.
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