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CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

This course specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. It is a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to work in or enter a construction site.

It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

Entry Requirements

All students will be required to provide the following on the day of the course:

  • 100 points of ID
  • You must have a Valid USI
  • Student Visa : If you are on a student visa, unfortunately you will not be able to undertake this training with ASTA. You can only undertake training with the training provider you have been issued a CoE with.

Students must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age

Students must have:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Camera (either through webcam, phone, etc.)
  • Hard hat
  • Eye protection (safety glasses/goggles)
  • Ear protection
  • High visibility retro reflective vest


What is the White Card?

The White Card or General Construction Induction Card is a qualification explicitly created for individuals who seek working in the construction field. It forms the basis of vital safety, health, precautionary, awareness and affirmed responsibilities that entail for its carrier.

Issued by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), it is understood that White Card holders would have successfully completed the general induction training course that provides basic knowledge of construction workwork health and safety (WHS) laws, common site hazards and how to control the associated risks on a construction site.

Note: As part of its functional requirements, it is stipulated that the white card becomes null and void if an individual has not been involved in carrying out construction work for two years or more.


Construction site safety is taken very seriously by all States and Territories in Australia.  This Unit forms part of a broader system of requirements to support the highest levels of safety on Australian construction sites. This includes onsite induction training, which should orientate the worker to specific onsite factors including locations of important amenities, risks and hazards etc.

This certification specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. It is a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to work in or enter a construction site.

This unit categorically requires the individual’s ability to showcase personal awareness of OHS legislative specifications. It also entails demonstrating the core principles of effective risk management, alongwith prevention of episodes related to injury and illness within the construction industry.

Moreover, the White Card qualification and its proven professional effectiveness stand as a shining testament to the following results per graduate data and surveys, alongside relevant market statistics and information available:


Who is this training for?

The unit is designed for individuals that fall under the following current designations or future occupational roles:


  • Site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople
  • People who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • Workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.


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The White Card is an essential for any trades. Its essential we work safe & smart.
Course Requirements

Students will have access to:

Eye protection/Hearing protection/Hard hat/High visibility retro reflective vest

The course will teach students how to:

  • Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work
  • Identify construction hazards and risk control measures
  • Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • Identify incident and emergency response procedures
Delivery methods

Students can complete this program by:

  • Online

This course can be completed within one day.

Fees and Funding

The fees for this program are $99 including Registered Post.

Lost Your Card? Replacement Cards will cost $10


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued with the following:

  • Statement of Attainment for the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
  • Western Australia White Card issued by ASTA.

Construction workers can work in NSW and other states and territories, using construction induction cards issued by other states and territories. See this fact sheet for more information.

How to Enrol to this course

All enquiries and applications to this course are welcome any time of the year. To apply please make an official enquiry by going through our enquiries page with the link below, alternatively you can call us.

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