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WHITE CARD INFORMATION

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White Card Questions and Answers

Q1: What is a White Card

Q2: Who needs to have a White Card

Q3: How to get a White Card

Q4: What is involved in the White Card training course?

Q5: When and where can I do my White Card training?

Q6: How much does the White Card training cost?

Q7: When can I start working?

Q8: Do I get my plastic White Card on the day of the training?

Q9: Do the White Cards expire?

Q10: Can I do a White Card training online?

Q11: What is the difference between a Red Card and a White Card?

Q12: I have an old Red Card. Can I transfer it to the White Card?

Q13: What is accepted as an evidence of the completion of the General Construction Induction Training?

Q14: How can I get a replacement for a lost or stolen White Card?

Q1: What is a White Card

A White Card is a Construction Induction Card that is issued to a person after successful completion of the Construction Induction training course (formal title and code of the course are Prepare To Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCWHS1001).

 

A White Card allows entering construction site unsupervised and it is a mandatory legal training requirement. Training must be completed before entering the construction site.

 

In Victoria, Construction Induction Cards (or White Cards) are issued by WorkSafe Victoria.

 

White Cards are national and accepted in every Australian state and territory.

Q2: Who needs to have a White Card

The National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work states that General Induction training is required for:

 

  • All persons who carry out construction work, including site managers and supervisors, surveyors, labourers and trades persons

  • All persons who access operational construction zones unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person

  • All persons whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

 

WorkSafe Victoria's Handbook for the Construction Regulations Working safely in the general construction industry states that:

 

  • Employers must ensure that anyone employed to do construction work has completed Construction Induction Training (also known as the White Card training) before they start work.

  • This includes apprentices and anyone who is doing pre-apprenticeship training at the site.

  • It also includes any employee who has not actually done any construction work in the past two years, even if they have previously completed an induction.

Q3: How to get a White Card

To get a White Card, a person needs to:

 

  1. Attend a "Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCWHS1001" training course

  2. Achieve the required level of competency of the course assessment

  3. Provide a valid form of I.D. (e.g. Passport, Driver's Licence, KeyPass)

     Check the list of accepted forms of identification 

 

Construction Induction (White Card) training must be provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

 

According to the WorkSafe VIC requirements, White Card training can be held in English only and the use of interpreters is not allowed. Therefore, a basic level of English understanding and writing is required.

Two construction workers having a discussion on the construction site. OHS Communication is a part of the General Construction Induction Training, also known as the White Card or Red Card. Get your training done in Melbourne or Dandenong.

Q4: What is involved in the White Card training course

White Card training course covers Occupational Health and Safety related topics, such as:

  • OHS Legislative Requirements

  • Construction Hazards and Control Measures

  • OHS Communication and Reporting Processes

  • OHS Incident Response Procedures

 

The training course consists of:

  • PowerPoint presentation

  • Class activities

  • Videos

  • End of the day assessment

 

White Card training course duration is 6 hours.

Q5: When and Where can I do my White Card training?

White Card Melbourne offers White Card training courses 6 times a week from 3 locations. You can do your course on:

 

  • Monday // Melbourne 10.00 am start

  • Tuesday // Sunshine or Hallam 10.00 am start

  • Wednesday // Melbourne 10.00 am start

  • Thursday // Sunshine 10.00 am start

  • Friday // Melbourne or Hallam 10.00 am start

  • Saturday // Sunshine (weekly) or Melbourne (fortnightly) 10.00 am start

 

To book your course, click on the day or the location that suits you.

*Please note that the training schedule does change. For the latest availability please refer to the training calendar.

Q6: How much does the White Card training cost?

White Card Melbourne offers the course for $130.00 (online payments only).

Q7: When can I start working?

On the day of the successful completion of the General Construction Induction (White Card) training, participants have issued a Statement of Attainment and a Certificate of Completion.

 

As long as they have a Statement of Attainment, a person can do construction work while waiting to receive their plastic White Card.

Q8: Do I get my plastic White Card on the day of the training?

No, you don't.

After successful completion of the White Card training course, Edway Training will submit White Card application to the WorkSafe VIC. The plastic White Card will be issued and mailed to the participant by the WorkSafe VIC within 8 weeks.

 

Please note that a person can still work as long as they have Statement of Attainment. 

Q9: Do the White Cards expire?

Although White Cards do not have an expiry date printed on them, WorkSafe Victoria guideline is that Construction Induction card lapse if a person is out of the industry for 2 consecutive years.

Q10: Can I do a White Card training online?

Yes, you can.

 

However, the White Cards obtained via online training will be issued under Western Australia or Queensland WorkSafe legislation. Although White Cards are national and accepted all across Australia, some Victorian construction sites would not accept White Cards issued through online providers.  

 

White Card issued by the WorkSafe VIC can not be obtained through online training.

 

For more information about white cards online, read the article Can I complete my White Card training course online in Victoria?

Hard hats is part of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE is discussed through General Construction Induction Training or White Card or Red Card in Melbourne.

Q11: What is the difference between a Red Card and a White Card

Prior to the 1 July 2008, Construction Induction Training in Victoria was known as the Victorian Construction Industry Basic Induction Course and the Construction Induction card was referred to as the Red Card.

 

After 2008, the new harmonised approach to the general construction induction training was introduced and the old coloured state based cards were replaced with the new national white cards.

 

Although Red Cards have been replaced with White Cards, they are still accepted in Victoria.

 

However, in some instances (e.g. for VBA Owner Builder application) only White Cards are accepted.

 

For more information about the difference between Red Card and White Card, read article Red Card Vs White Card. What's the difference?

Q12: I have an old Red Card. Can I transfer it to the White Card?

Old Red Cards that were issued in Victoria prior to 1 July 2008, can be transferred to the new 'Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOHS1001A' White Cards.

 

To get your Red Card transferred, you'll need to:

 

  • Make an appointment 

  • Provide the original red card, 1 form of I.D. and USI

  • Complete transfer paperwork and

  • Pay $75.00 fee

 

After completion of the paperwork, we'll provide you with a new 'Work Safely in the Construction Industry' Statement of Attainment and Certificate of Completion and submit your transfer application with WorkSafe VIC who will then issue the Construction Induction Card (white card) and post it to the address provided.

 

More information about the Red Card to White Card transfer and appointments is available at Red Card to White Card transfer page.

Group of construction workers. General Construction Induction training or White Card or Red Card is required for all persons involved on the construction sites in Melbourne VIC

Q13: What is accepted as the evidence of the completion of the Construction Induction Training?

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, the employer must accept any of the following things as evidence that the workers have done Construction Induction Training:

  • A 'red card', which shows that the person completed the previous Victorian Construction Industry Basic Induction Course, which existed before 1 July 2008

  • A Construction Induction card (also known as White Card) issued by WorkSafe Victoria following successful completion of Construction Induction training by an RTO

  • A Statement of Attainment issued by an RTO, pending processing of a Construction Induction card, or

  • Recognised evidence of Construction Induction training (e.g. a statement or card issued under similar requirements in another Australian state or territory). Examples of accepted Construction Induction Cards are presented in WorkSafe's Victoria Guidance Note 'Interstate Construction Induction Cards'

Q14: How can I get a replacement for a lost or stolen White Card?

To get a replacement for your WorkSafe VIC issued card, you'll need to contact WorkSafe VIC on 1300 852 562.

 

Please note that this applies to the WorkSafe VIC issued white cards only. For the white cards issued under different legislation (e.g. SafeWork NSW), you'll need to contact appropriate WorkSafe department.

For more information about replacement process (including red card), please refer to the How to get a replacement for lost or stolen construction induction card (white card or red card)?