NSW White card

NSW White Card in Nowra

(CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry)

A white card (or general construction induction card) is a mandatory requirement for workers who are employed in the construction sector across all states and territories in Australia. It is a hazardous and high-risk industry where everyday new risks are presented as the project moves from inception to completion.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This unit is designed to meet legislative requirements set by the WHS regulatory and is compulsory before accessing and working on building and construction work sites. The target group will be people requiring training to safely work on construction sites across all states and territories. It is imperative for anyone who works in the construction sector to ensure they have the correct training, which is a requirement under Australian OHS law.

White card training needs to be done in person with a registered training organisation and not online. Many training companies offer online courses but there are a numbers of reasons why you might find yourself off site after completion of an online course rather than onsite.

  • Online white card training is not recognised by the workplace health and safety regulatory bodies. Authorities like ASQA are not supportive of white card training that’s been done online.
  • Online white card training in NSW is banned.
  • A trainer must verify your photo ID on the day of training, which can’t be done online. This is a requirement by SafeWork Australia.
  • While full support might be promised for online training nothing comes close to one on one training with an industry expert who can answer any question and give real-life in real-time scenarios of what can go wrong once your onsite and ready to start work.
  • Training can be done onsite as well.
  • No two sites are the same in construction. What might be safe on one site will not be safe on another especially in the civil construction sector.
  • Face to face training provides up to date occupational health and safety information that covers civil and commercial construction alongside residential construction and explains the differences between the two.
  • Face to face training course have been developed by specialist teachers in conjunction with employers, industry representatives and unions to ensure that all aspects of health and safety are covered by the course. In other words, you know what is being taught is industry standard for working on sites across Australia.
  • A face-to-face trainer can provide language, literacy and numeracy (LL&N) support for anyone that needs it. This provides competency and support while training is being undertaken.
  • Online training does not give you the skills to be inclusive while learning, which includes listening to others, treating others with respect and understanding racist, sexist, homophobic and other discriminatory attitudes.
COST:   $150  now  $130 (includes Free $30 SafeWork NSW ID)

 

CPCCWHS1001 NSW White Card

LocationCourse TitleTraining BeginsSeats LeftPrice
AUD
 
SOUTH NOWRA, NSW
ATL Safety Solutions Training Venue

ATL Safety Solutions Training Venue
Unit 2, 175 Princes Highway
South Nowra NSW 2541
Australia

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industryMon, 3 Jun 2019
08:30am
20130.00
SOUTH NOWRA, NSW
ATL Safety Solutions Training Venue

ATL Safety Solutions Training Venue
Unit 2, 175 Princes Highway
South Nowra NSW 2541
Australia

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industryWed, 26 Jun 2019
08:30am
20130.00
 

NSW White Card Information


Overview/Content
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.
This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:
Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations;
Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and
Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.
It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements. Contact the experts at ATL safety with any questions about obtaining your NSW White Card.
Target audience
This unit is designed to meet legislative requirements set by the WHS regulatory and is compulsory before accessing and working on building and construction work sites. The target group will be people requiring training to safely work on construction sites across all states and territories.

Prerequisites
Students must be 14 years of age and over to enrol and complete this course.

Delivery Mode
Full Course: Minimum 6 hours face-to-face training.

Qualification Issued
Students will be issued with a Statement of Training upon successful completion of this course for unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry ( NSW White Card )

Certificate Validity
Students will be issued a statement of training certificate on completion of training which is valid for 60 days. Withing 2 to 4 weeks the student will receive their NSW White Card in the post to their nominated postal address.

Why you need a white card?
Construction sites are dangerous places. There are risks that can result in serious injury or even death, if health and safety procedures are not followed correctly, so before you step onto a construction site, you need to know what you can and can't do. A white card ensures that you have the correct training and knowledge about safety operations on site. A white card is your guarantee to the site manager, contractors and the construction company that you know what your doing. It is compulsory in Australia to obtain a white card before entering a construction site. In fact, the majority of construction sites in Australia will refuse you entry unless you have your white card. Each state and territory has a code of practice listed on their relevant workplace health and safety regulatory bodies website. A white card is not simply about obtaining a piece of paper that says "I can work here", its an assurance that you have obtained a white card for not only your own safety but for your work colleagues safety as well. Accidents occur on construction sites daily in Australia, and they are high-risk workplaces so being responsible and understanding safety operations is the number one priority. Without it legal penalties apply, which can result in the company that's employed you getting a hefty fine of up to $11,000. If you are a member of a union or wish to join one, it is also compulsory to have a white card.

Can you do White cards online?
Whilst there are many providers offering the current unit of competency online, regulators do not like it and are trying their best to close RTO's who offer this course online. Generally the proliferation of cheap online, mostly non-compliant courses has cause the industry to race to the bottom on price which of course makes it hard for quality face-to-face providers to compete. Once the transition to the new competency completes at the end of 2017, the new performance criteria of direct observations will make it difficult to complete the training without some face to face participation.