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White Card Australia

White Card Australia

If you intend to work in the construction industry in Australia, the White Card Certificate is a compulsory requirement. The White Card course focuses on specialised training regarding workplace health and safety and a general introduction to the construction industry. In this article, we have put together everything you need to know when choosing a course in Australia. 

What is a White Card?

In Australia, the White Card is legally required for those working in the construction industry. This training aims to provide workers with information on safe work practices, risk management, personal protection, safety signs, equipment to prevent accidents at the work place, as well as workplace injury management and workers compensation system.

The White Card training is aimed at all workers who will be working in the construction industry as:

  • Self-employed persons (working under their ABN)
  • Labourers
  • Trainees / Apprentices
  • Trades-persons

During the course you will be trained to:

  • Identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislative requirements;
  • Communicate and report processes;
  • Recognise Construction Hazards;
  • Understand OHS Incident Response Procedures.
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How to get a White Card?

The White Card is recognised nationally throughout Australia under the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work.

You can obtain your white card online or in a classroom. Face to face training in a classroom with your certificate received at the end of the day. Sit an online course. The online course is self-paced and can be completed in multiple sittings. From July 2019, you will need to be eligible to get your White Card Online. If you are eligible you can commence your online white card course now!

Depending on the state, as each state has a different course. Below is an information guide on each state/territory:

  • Australian Capital Territory: Training must be completed in the classroom. Online training is not available.
  • New South Wales: Training must be completed in the classroom. Online training is not available.
  • Queensland: Training can be done online or in a classroom.
  • Victoria: Training must be completed in the classroom. Online training is not available.
  • South Australia: Training must be completed in classroom.
  • Western Australia: Training can be done online or in a classroom.
  • Northern Territory: Training must be completed in the classroom.
  • Tasmania: Training can be done online or in a classroom.

The White Card certificate does not expire unless you have not worked in the industry for more than two years. 

How much does it cost?

Prices range from $40 to $100 or $150 if you want to get a package.

There are a lot of websites that offer online training for the White Card. We highly recommend you to use Express Online Training (RTO 40592), which offers the White Card online course for $59  – $39 SPECIAL OFFER (valid for WA, TAS) and $59 for Queensland. The classroom courses are more expensive. We recommend using Edway (RTO 91401) if you need to complete your course in NSW ($115) or Victoria ($125). Edway is offering a $5 discount to our readers.

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White Card Online in QLD, WA, TAS

We highly recommend you to use Express Online Training, which offers the White Card online course for $59  – $39 SPECIAL OFFER (valid for WA, TAS) and $59 for Queensland. EOT is a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40592), and are registered with all relevant federal and state government bodies such as WorkSafe, SafeWork & ASQA. The online training is self-paced and you pay after you passed the course.

Course Code: CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Create your USI number

You have to create a USI number (Unique Student Identifier), which is free and required for the completion of the course. You can create this number even if you are on a Working Holiday visa. To get your number, visit  https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi.
The USI is linked to your passport number and visa however, you can only get your USI if you are in Australia.

White Card NSW in Classroom

To complete your White Card in NSW, we recommend Edway (RTO 91401). Edway is offering the course in Sydney in two locations, Darlinghurst and Liverpool. Your certificate will be issued on the Day. The course takes 6.5 Hours and is nationally accredited.

Course Code: CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Edway is offering an exclusive $5 discount to all of our readers.

Use the code: ABGENWCNSW

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COVID-19 Safety instructions

To be compliant with government requirements, Edway limited the number of participants to keep a safe distance and started providing students with PPE (masks and earplugs).

White Card Victoria in Classroom

To complete your White Card in Victoria, we recommend Edway (RTO 91401). The company is offering the course in three locations, Melbourne, Sunshine and Hallam. Your certificate will be issued on the Day. The course takes 6 hours and is nationally accredited.

Course Code: CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Edway is offering an exclusive $5 discount to all of our readers.

Use the code: ABGENWCVIC

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If you are thinking about working in hospitality later on, it is worth purchasing a training package to obtain your RSA Certificate as well.

Is it worth getting the White Card?

If you intend to work in the construction industry in Australia, the White Card is compulsory. The White Card will assist you in more opportunities to find jobs in Australia. The construction industry is a growing industry in Australia while pay rates are usually bargained above the award wage. However, working in this industry is not easy and requires a good physical condition (long hours and physical work). Finally, keep all your training receipts on record as the training expenses can be declared when your end of financial year tax return is completed. Australia’s financial year is from July – June. 

Read our dedicated article: Work in construction in Australia

Other Training & Certificates in Australia

Updated on 1st April 2020. First published on the 16th of June 2016

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