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AVELING has updated the White Card Unit of Competency to the CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry in our comprehensive online unit. An employee or self-employed person must not do construction work at a workplace unless they hold a construction induction certificate (White Card) under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. On successful completion of our White Card course, participants receive a White Card and a Statement of Attainment for the Unit of Competency.
Note: The previous White Card Unit of Competency CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry has been superseded and is no longer available. Please refer to our FAQ’s for responses to questions that you might have about the new Unit of Competency or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the State below to access the relevant White Card course:
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- New South Wales
To receive the White Card, participants are required to successfully complete all online questions, a verbal assessments and practical demonstrations, to be done either:
- In person at our facility in Jandakot; or
- By video call (e.g. Skype – a webcam/smart phone and PPE are required, refer to notes below)
This is to be conducted by an authorised AVELING assessor, taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. It can be completed on weekdays, between 7.30am and 3.30pm (AWST).
PPE Requirements For Assessment:
Our assessment requires participants to demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This is provided if doing the audit in person. If doing the assessment via video call, ensure the following PPE is ready for use and in good working order before the assessment:
- Hard hat
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection (ear muffs or ear plugs)
- High visibility (hi-vis) vest
In cases where participants are from a non-English speaking background and/or have difficulty in communicating in English, AVELING may engage the services of external providers for translation and interpretation services. Where this is required, additional fees will apply from $55 + GST for up to 30 minutes with an interpreter. Higher fees will apply if more than 30 minutes is required.
Participants must successfully complete AVELING’s assurance audit and verbal assessment within 12 months from course enrolment. On successful completion of all components, AVELING will issue the Statement of Attainment to the participant. For instances where the assurance audit and/or the verbal assessment is not completed within the 12 months, participants will be required to redo the course.
- 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
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:
- 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
- work on which a hoisting appliance or any scaffold or shoring is used or intended to be used
- work in driving or extracting piles, sheet piles or trench sheet
- 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
- work in sinking or lining or altering, repairing, maintaining, renewing, removing or dismantling a well or borehole
- road works, earthworks or reclamation
- work in laying an underground cable that is done at or adjacent to the place where the cable is laid or to be laid
The above list is a guide only. If you have any doubts, please contact your employer or WorkSafe for clarification.
Card Delivery Charges
|Regular Domestic Post||No charge|
|Express Domestic Post||$10 incl. GST|
|Jandakot Pick up||No charge|
|International Post||$20 GST free|
$80 (GST Free)
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.
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.