White Card | Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCWHS1001

Course Code


Course Name

White Card

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Course Outline

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person 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. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

Under the legislation the White Card courses are competency based.

This course will provide you the basics for your career in your chosen profession on a construction site.

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Course Length

Please allow 5 hours.

RPL and credit transfer: N/A

Theory And Calculations

Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work | Identify construction hazards and risk control measures | Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes


Select and correctly fit PPE | Identify incident and emergency response

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Under the legislation, we are able to provide you two options.

The first option; the student can effectively communicate both verbally and written and is able to competently read and write while under instruction throughout the course unassisted.

The second option requires direct assistance for the student, where writing is somewhat difficult.  Therefore in regards to written assessments we are able to conduct a one-on-one verbal assessment with the student.

This process involves the assessor verbally asking the assessment questions in a one on one scenario.

  • This is also not a spelling test.

Government Notification

N/A for RII Competency courses


Must be physically suited to working in construction

Prerequisite Information

Must be 15 years of age or older.

Qualification Outcomes

Statement of Atttainment (SOA) from RTO (commonly known as a completion certificate)

Wallet sized plastic card / ticket from state or Qld Government

Terms And Conditions

Similar Courses

trade courses


N/A for this course due to industry requirements.

Industry Associations

All companies involved in construction

*Examples of industries

  • Builders
  • Electricians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Councils

Verification of Competency VOC



Please enroll with our RTO training partner.  Enrollment forms can be located in the news and media section or the link above the photo on this course page, thank you.

Could you please bring to class

At least 1 form of ID is required.  Examples are Drivers Licence, 18+ card, birth certificate, passport, medicare card, shooters licence, etc

And your Unique Student Identification number (USI) See video for further information with this link

Lunch is not provided.  Please bring enough food and water for the day.

What to Wear

Classroom: PPE not required

Smart casual – please to not wear singlets or thongs / sandals.  Always wear enclosed footwear with socks (composite cap or steel toe boots preferred)

Investment to Pathway


Course materials
Training and assessment
Statement of Attainment (SOA) from RTO (on course completion)
Plastic White Card
RTO processing fees
Excellent service


2 / 20 Montgomery Street, West End
Townsville Qld 4810

Classroom Size

Max 20

Course Delivery

Face to Face in classroom / practical operation under supervision performing a variety of tasks.

Further Information

If you require HRW Training to be in direct contact with you for a course time and date or seeking a course to be tailored and customised for your staff needs, we are flexible and maybe be able to offer a solution.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Tony on 0411 51 41 51 or by email: admin@hrwtraining.com.au we will be only to happy to assist you.