Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
  • 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
Unit of Competency

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 

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Who needs to do the White Card course in Western Australia?

The requirements for construction induction training apply to construction work. The definition of construction work under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 is very broad and includes a wide range of activities.

Construction work is defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 [Regulation 1.3] as meaning:

  1. the construction, erection, installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, cleaning, painting, renewal, removal, excavation, dismantling or demolition of, or addition to, any building or structure, or any work in connection with any of those things, that is done at or adjacent to the place where the building or structure is located
  2. work on which a hoisting appliance or any scaffold or shoring is used or intended to be used
  3. work in driving or extracting piles, sheet piles or trench sheet
  4. work in laying any pipe or work in lining pipe that is done at or adjacent to the place where the pipe is laid or to be laid
  5. work in sinking or lining or altering, repairing, maintaining, renewing, removing or dismantling a well or borehole
  6. road works, earthworks or reclamation
  7. work in laying an underground cable that is done at or adjacent to the place where the cable is laid or to be laid

More information is available from the WA Department of Commerce.

The above list is a guide only. If you have any doubts, please contact your employer or WorkSafe for clarification.

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Regular Domestic Post No charge
Express Domestic Post $10 incl. GST
Jandakot Pick up No charge
International Post $20 GST free
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Course Cost

$80 (GST Free)


  • Online Component - 6 hours
  • Online & Face to Face Assessments - 12 months to complete the assessments once the online component has been completed.
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    Intended for

    Anyone who wants to work in the construction industry and those currently working in the construction industry that wish to refresh their knowledge.


    On successful completion, participants will receive a WA White Card and a Statement of Attainment for the Unit of Competency CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

    Additional Info

    Participants will have to complete the AVELING assurance audit, verbal assessment and course verification before the White Card can be issued. The assurance audit/verbal assessment is usually completed in 30 minutes, via a video call or in person at our Jandakot facility.

    If completing the assessment via video call, participants MUST have the following personal protective equipment (PPE): a hard hat, hearing protection, high-visibility vest and eye protection. This equipment is provided if the participants attend the audit/assessment face-to-face at our facility in Jandakot.

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