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 CPCCWHS1001’ training course. Holding a valid White Card means that you have completed official, certified general construction induction training with a registered training organisation within Australia.
According to National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work, the people who need a White Card include:
- Casual, part-time or labour-hire persons performing construction work
- Owners carrying out construction work
- Installation of joinery, pre-cast concrete panels, windows
- Delivery drivers dropping off materials inside the construction zone
- Engineers and surveyors who undertake preparatory site work
- Cleaning and maintenance of structures under construction
- Work experience students undertaking construction work
- Traffic control for on-site construction work
- Finishing and fit-out work such as painting, tiling, carpet laying and floor sanding
This course provides entry level training in basic Work Health and Safety (WHS) knowledge for work tasks within any sector of the construction industry and because its in partnership with Regional Transport Training Services it is delivered under the RTO: 40218 direction.
Upon successful completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment
No strict requirement of who can participate in this course however there are topics on workplaces accidents or deaths to the trainee will need to be
aware of this upon enrolment. Minimum age of 14 years.
If you need to work at a location such as the examples explained in our overview above then this is the course you will be required to complete before entering construction work sites.
Trainee must be able to provide Accustom:
- Photo ID (drivers licence, proof of age, student ID or passport)
- USI (Unique Student Identifier)
- Have basic Learning, Literacy, Numeracy Skills and be able to fill out & return an enrolment form
When a service is cancelled by Accustom a full refund of fees may apply, if this is the case participants will be notified of alternative opportunities.
Where a participant fails to attend without notifying Accustom at least 72 hours (3 full business days) prior to the service commencing, there may be no refund or the ability to re-schedule the service.
Management can offer a re-scheduling fee depending on the service and timeframe.
Accustom are unable to accept responsibility for changes to personal circumstances.
Some fees are non-refundable after payment, if resources have been provided (e.g. training kits posted/testing transaction fees).
Refunds for special circumstances are made at the discretion of Company Management.
If less than 12 months expired all you need to do is contact Safework SA and they will renew your licence without attendance of this course. If the expiration is longer than 12 months you will need to complete the one day refresher course.
Forklift licence is for life but renewal fees must be paid every 5 years to Safework SA to ensure it stays current.
Upon successful completion of this course you will issued with Safework SA paperwork showing competency to obtain your High Risk Work class: LF licence. This paperwork must be taken to a Service SA or Post Office along with 100 point’s of identification to be submitted.
You have a maximum of 60 days to submit for your High Risk Work class: LF licence at a Service SA or Post Office. If you do not submit your paperwork within this timeframe you will need to resit the course.
Yes. There is an additional fee to be paid at the time of submitting your Safework SA paperwork showing competency to obtain your High Risk Work class: LF licence. This fee is not included in your course fee paid. We cannot quote this fee amount as it is subject to change.
No. They must be 18years of age at/ on the course date when completing the course.