Are you about to start a career where you will need to have access to a construction worksite? Then the law states you must have a valid White Card. Update

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Course Overview

White Card is a term used to describe the plastic card issued by a Registered Training Organisations indicating that a person has undertaken general induction training for construction work.

This is a course of training that provides basic knowledge of construction work, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws that apply, common hazards likely to be encountered in construction work and how the associated risks can be controlled.

Under WHS legislation, workers on construction sites in Australia must undertake general induction training or ‘White Card training’ and have evidence of their attendance from the course before they are permitted to commence work on a construction site.

Course Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will be able 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
  • If successful you will receive a Statement of Attainment and plastic White Card with your photograph

Course Duration

This course is one day.

Entry Requirements


Entrants will need a level of language and literacy skills to enable them to meet the requirements of the course:

Numeracy Skills to:

  • locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs.


Oral communication skills to:

  • ask questions to clarify instructions
  • listen to instructions to identify key safety information
  • tell another person about a construction problem or hazard


Reading skills to:

  • follow simple pictorial safety instructions
  • follow simple safety instructions that are written in English


Problem-solving skills to:

  • select risk control measures


Please note Civil Train only carries out assessments for White Card in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

Delivery & Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


South Australia
Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide and regional SA.
Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver – please contact the relevant office for a quote.

Northern Territory
Public courses are scheduled frequently in Alice Springs and Darwin.
White Card can also be delivered regionally – please contact the NT office for more details.
Civil Train NT can come to your worksite to deliver – please contact the relevant office for a quote.

Fees Breakdown

Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.

Personal Protective Equipment

For hygiene purposes, if you have your own PPE (hard hat, hi-vis vest, eye protection, ear protection) then we ask you to please bring this with you for the practical.

If you do not, Civil Train will provide, as needed, for assessment purposes.


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If you have not received a Civil Train login for your employer online registrations, please contact your local Civil Train so we can create you a user.

Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Individual Bookings
(Credit Card Only)
Employers Single/Group Bookings (Credit Card Only)
29 January 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Road, Thebarton SA 5031 $135.00
26 February 2022 08:00 am - 04:00 pm 1 South Rd, Thebarton, SA 5031 $135.00

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Office Details
1 South Road, Thebarton SA 5031, Australia
Ph: 08 8111 8001 Fax: (08) 8111 8002

Civil Train Live Works Site
59-71 Heaslip Rd, Burton, SA 5110, Australia

Civil Train Regency Park
Unit 2 16-18 Tikalara, Regency Park, SA, 5010, Australia


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475 South Stuart Highway, Kilgariff NT 0873, Australia
Ph: 08 8953 3515 / 0416 439 090 / 0427 003 913

76 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800, Australia


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70 Verde Drive, Jandakot WA 6164, Australia
Ph: 08 9417 1980 or 0400 223 470

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