White Card Training (QLD Construction Industry)

A general construction industry safety induction white card (previously known as a ‘blue card’) is issued to a person who successfully completes training in the unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. It is a requirement in QLD that this program be completed face to face (with the exemption to rural areas who may complete online) – please note NHST offer face to face only.

LocationNHST Head office or off-site by request

Course Scheduleplease allow a full day for training (maybe less depending on numbers per class) 8:00am-3:00pm

Delivery ModeFace to Face (max 15 per class)

Course Times7.45am to 1:00pm (Approx 5-6 hours)

Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes
On successful completion of this training course, candidates will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment with the unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry and a Nationally Recognised White Card.

CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

New Horizons Safety & Training Services recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Please ask our staff about alternate training and assessment strategies that can be designed should you have prior experience or knowledge including but not limited to change in course days, disability options, LLN support where applicable, credit transfer/RPL and in house one on one where possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

General induction training teaches people the knowledge and skills described in the unit of competency to ‘Work Safely in the Construction Industry’. General induction is a structured training course that has a nominal duration of 5-6 hours face-to-face delivery (however other means of teaching delivery are available).

This can be extended, where necessary, to accommodate learning preferences or special learning needs. The course assessment will require the demonstration of all the elements of induction training as specified in the unit of competency. You should therefore expect that the course be delivered by a trainer who has experience in Workplace Health and Safety and/or the Building and Construction industry. Upon successfully completing the course a laminated card will be provided to you. It will have a serial number and should contain your signature and the date of the course.

Course Topics

  • Identify and understand roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders:
  • Duty of care under common law
  • Rights, responsibilities and enforcement provisions under OHS legislation
  • Understand OHS communication and reporting processes:
  • Mechanisms for raising issues and reporting unsafe conditions
  • Role and function of OHS representatives, committees or other OHS consultation arrangements
  • Apply the principles of risk management:
  • Identify hazards
  • Assess risks
  • Control risks (including the hierarchy of control)
  • Monitor and review
  • Identify common hazards and control measures:
  • Manual handling
  • Hazardous substances (including asbestos) and dangerous goods
  • Noise
  • Plant and equipment (including inspection, maintenance, licensing requirements)
  • UV radiation
  • Electrical safety
  • Traffic and mobile plant
  • Working at heights (including falling objects)
  • Excavations (including trenches)
  • Confined spaces
  • Unplanned collapse
  • Hot and cold working environments
  • Infectious diseases
  • Interpret and apply safety information and documentation:
  • OHS management plans
  • Work method statements, material safety data sheets, safety signs
  • Use safe work practices:
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Bullying/harassment
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Respond to WHS incidents:
  • First-aid
  • Accident and incident reporting
  • Emergency procedures
  • Workers’ compensation and injury management

Assessment Method:

  1. Theory Assessment
  2. Practical Demonstration Assessment

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Photo identification and 3 forms of ID must be provided on the day your program commences (please read below for more information)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
To complete this course successfully, participants need to have reasonably well developed skills in areas such as reading, writing and communication.

Examples of LLN requirements participants will need to demonstrate include: 

  • Follow health and safety legislative requirements of construction work 
  • Identify construction hazards and follow risk control measures 
  • Follow safety signs and symbols 
  • Reporting hazards, incidents and injuries 
  • Follow incident and emergency response procedure.

In accordance with the unit of competency foundation skills the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this unit but not explicit in the performance criteria are:

Skill Performance feature 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

Participants must:
1. Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills and

2. Have the ability to read, hear and write English. Reasonable adjustment may be available so please speak to our friendly staff before enrolling. 

3. Provide the following evidence upon arrival :

You are required to produce the following evidence in it’s original form prior to commencing your White card Course.
                        One category A + two category B            OR         Two category A + one category B
At least one category A document must be photographic and show a full name and DOB. 

Category A documents Status
• Australian Birth Certificate – full (not an Extract or a Commemorative Certificate)
• Bicentennial Birth Certificate (born in 1988)
Australian Citizenship Certificate/Naturalisation Certificate Current
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
– Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status
– Visa Evidence Card (with PLO56 Visa)
• Queensland or Federal police officer photo identity card.
Queensland High Risk Work licence (photographic)
• Australian Passport (including Australian Document of Identity)
Foreign Passport
• Australian photo driver licence
Queensland Accreditation/Authorisation (laminated) Current or expired less than
– Driver/rider trainer; pilot/escort vehicle driver; dangerous goods driver; tow truck driver/assistant two years
– Bus; taxi; limousine driver.
DIBP – ImmiCard; Temporary or Resident Visa; Document for travel to Australia. Note: Valid up to five years after
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is not accepted. issue
Queensland Card 18+ (laminated). Issued after 01/01/1992
Category B documents – must be Australian issued documents Status
• Australian Defence Force photo identity card (excluding civilians)
• Australian Firearm Licence (with photo)
Australian Security Guard/Crowd Controller Licence (with photo)
• Department of Veterans’ Affairs/Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (including Healthcare card) Current
• Education institution student identity document (must include photo and/or signature)
• Financial institution debit/credit card (must include signature and embossed/printed name)
Medicare card (Green, Blue or Yellow)
Interstate government-issued or government-approved Proof of Age Card.

Your Rights and Responsibilities
It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services. Please read our Participant Handbook before enrolling.

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course (usi.gov.au to register)

Recognised Prior Learning 
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options

Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold

Re-issue of Whitecard 

In the event a person has successfully completed:

  • CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, or
  • CPCCOHS1001A ‘Work Safely in the construction industry’ (previous QLD course); and you have declared your card lost, stolen or destroyed, then NHST may issue a replacement card when your original Statement of Attainment and Statutory Declaration declaring the reason for replacement is provided to NHST. A $50 processing fee will apply for this replacement. You must also bring your drivers licence or current passport as proof of identity. Please note NHST has a right to refuse a re-issue where they find information given is to be false or misleading. This is in accordance with the WHS regulation.


Payment Options

  • Credit Card/Cash/EFT/Direct Deposit
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