CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card) 2019-04-17T20:25:33+10:00

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)


This course demonstrates the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. Students will be required 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. During this course students will cover identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. Furthermore this training course will cover correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

Course objectives:

The main objectives of the Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) course are:

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

Entry requirements

To be permitted entry to this course you must:

  • Be 18 years old or have authorised parental/guardian consent to be eligible to complete this course;
  • Have current photo I.D and a Unique Student Identifier (USI);
  • Be wearing enclosed footwear, appropriate work clothes and have remove all jewellery.

All learning resources will be provided to students on the day; including pens and examination papers.

If you do not have a USI number, please visit www.usi.gov.au to apply prior to your enrolment.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills are skills pertaining to language, literacy, numeracy and employability skills. You will be required to undertake a short language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN) prior to your enrolment. The purpose of this test is to ascertain comprehensive proficiency levels against the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment – training in Prepare to work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)

Career pathway: There are no formal pathways for this course.  However the unit covered provide credits toward a number of Certificate II or III qualifications in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Course number: CPCCWHS1001

Duration: One day.

Delivery mode: Face to face, in class.

Pre-requisites: Age 15 years or older.

Course dates & fees:

For information on course commencement dates and course fees, please contact your relevant state office, alternatively this information will be provided to students following pre-training interviews.

Course information and content:

A copy of the course session plan is available for download by clicking here.

For further details on course content and study information, please contact your relevant state office. Course handbooks and guides are issued to students following pre-training interviews and prior to course commencement.


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