This Safe Work approved NSW General Construction Induction (White Card) is a one-day course brought to you via a secure online virtual classroom facilitated by our Safe Work approved trainer in a real-time connected environment. The virtual classroom allows students to join the course from the safety of their own home. Students will be sent a free PPE pack to keep and receive a secure login to access the course register and materials.

This course is fee-free for any student that meets the eligibility criteria.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for people that want to gain the knowledge and skills to understand the mandatory work health and safety legislative requirements prior to undertaking construction work. The program requires the individual to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. This course is also known as White Card training.

This course is mandatory for anyone wanting to work in the construction industry, Traffic Management Industry or where a workplace maybe considered high-risk. This training product can be used for Credit Transfer into qualifications that allow the unit as an imported elective in their packaging rules. Upon successful completion of this training program, Safe Work NSW issue a White Card. The White Card should be carried by each individual whilst working.

What qualification will I receive?

The training program includes a nationally recognised unit of competency, CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry- Statement of Attainment. Successful participants will be lodged with NSW Safe Work who will coordinate the issue of a White Card.This qualification does not expire, however a refresher every 3-years is recommended.

What will I learn?

  • How to identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work
  • How to identify construction hazards and risk control measures
  • How to identify health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • How to identify incident and emergency response procedures
  • The virtual classroom activities includes group discussions, practical demonstrations, and oral questioning
  • Practical training and assessment includes the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Students are assessed on their knowledge via an online assessment, oral questioning and practical demonstration during the class
  • Assessors complete observations of student’s skills and engagement during classroom activities.

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

Candidates must fit into at least one of these categories:

  • Between 17-24 years old or
  • At risk of losing employment or
  • A Commonwealth Benefit Recipient or
  • Unemployed but not on a Commonwealth Benefit.

Candidates will also need to be:

  • Australian Citizen or Australian resident or NZ citizen or a humanitarian visa holder
  • No longer at school
  • Live or work in NSW.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered online in a virtual classroom. The assessment criteria for this course comprises of:

  • Short answer assessments where you enter your answer into an online form and submit them directly to your trainer to be marked on the day of the course
  • Verbal assessments with your training conducted in individual break-out rooms
  • Practical assessment where you demonstrate using your free PPE pack.

Course Duration

The duration of this course is 6 hours online.


This is a fee-free, NSW Government Smart and Skilled subsidised program for eligible students. The standard fee of $190 is 100% subsidised for course participants.

How to Apply

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