CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Catalyst Education

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Catalyst Education

The White Card is also known as the ‘General Construction Induction Card’ or the ‘Blue Card’ in the past. It’s compulsory for anyone who wishes to work in the construction industry in Australia.

The Nationally Accredited Unit of Competency CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, is designed to teach you the skills required to undertake work health and safety induction training within the construction industry.  Additionally, this unit of competency helps you to demonstrate your personal awareness of WHS legislative requirements and the basic risk management principles to prevent illness and injury in the construction industry.

Further information on this unit of competency can be found here – such as Elements and Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge

The accredited unit – “CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry” – forms part of the CPC08 – Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. Under the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work and Mutual Recognition, general induction training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation is accepted in all States and Territories. This course is also recognised and nationally accredited under the standards of the Australian Qualifications Framework.


You need the following to begin your White Card course:

Unique Student Identifier (USI) number: All students undertaking accredited training in Australia require a USI number. Your personal information entered for your USI must exactly match the details in your training account with us. Click here to create.

Personal information: We will need your email, full name, street address, mailing address (if applicable), date of birth and phone number to create an account for you.

Photo Identification: You will need to provide a copy of your current photographic identification to commence the course. This document will be used at the completion of the course and will need to be certified by a JP and submitted with a Statutory Declaration.

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment: To complete the final assessment in this course you will need to provide and demonstrate the correct fitting of the following PPE items. You must have access to these items for your face to face assessment to our assessor:

  • hard hat
  • high vis vest
  • eye protection
  • hearing protection

International Students
This course is not valid for International Students on a Student Visa. Please Contact a CRICOS provider if you want to complete this course.

Next Steps

You can sign up and start your training immediately once you have your USI. On average, and dependent upon your pace, our course completion time is two to six hours.

Our six stage course requires you complete online assessments in stages one to four consisting of multiple choice and true/false questions. The fifth stage assessment is your real time video assessment consisting of oral questions and your demonstration of fitting your PPE. In the final stage of the course you are required to complete and submit a Statutory Declaration including specified identification documents. These documents must both be signed by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations within Australia.

Once we have received your documents, one of our trainers may phone you to undertake a validation check – please be available within the 24 hours after submitting your documents to take this phone call. Once the validation check is successfully completed (if applicable) you are then marked competent and will be immediately issued with a Statement of Attainment via email.
You will be issued with your physical White Card via post, which is valid Australia-wide. Many of our students require their White Card urgently and provide the Statement of Attainment to their employers as proof of completion, while their card is posted to them in the mail. We can also provide you with your individual White Card number if needed prior to mailing – just let us know! There are no hidden fees – our price includes postage and handling.  

You have three (3) months to complete the course from date of purchase.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Quiz

After completing the White Card enrolment process, you will be required to complete a short 10 question Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) quiz to assist us in determining if we need to provide you with any additional assistance in completing your training.

The quiz requires a pass rate of 90% and is a combination of multiple choice and written questions. You must pass this quiz, as a condition of beginning your accredited online training. If these adjustments are not suitable to your needs, we will refer you to a more appropriate provider and provide a full refund. As our training is delivered online you will be required to have the skills to undertake training in this learning environment and as such reading has more emphasis.

If you need any further information we’re available via email on portal.support@catalysteducation.com.au 

Replacement Cards

Replacement cards are available at a cost of $35 – which includes normal postage. We require a copy of your original Statement of Attainment, from the issuing Registered Training Organisation (RTO), together with a Statutory Declaration, signed by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations. To arrange your replacement card, please contact us via telephone +61 7 3114 2958 or via email

Not sure if you need a White Card? Please refer to our guide below which outlines who is required to hold a White Card.

  • Labourers, tradies, concreters, electricians, form workers, steel fixers, builders etc.
  • New workers in construction industry
  • All construction workers, supervisors and managers
  • Anyone operating machinery on a construction site
  • Anyone who will do housing or construction work in the near future
  • Anyone who previously had a White Card, but has not worked in the construction industry for 2 years


White Card – General Information   Click here.

The RTO provider is etrainu. Course provider number #31345

Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN)
LLN Quizinteractive
Stage 1
Work safely in the construction industry - Part 1interactive
Part 1 Quizquiz
Work safely in the construction industry - Part 2interactive
Part 2 Quizquiz
Stage 2 - Hazards vs risks
Work safely in the construction industry - Stage 2interactive
Stage 2 Quizquiz
Stage 3 - Emergencies
Work safely in the construction industry - Stage 3interactive
Stage 3 Quizquiz
Stage 4 - Inspectors, advisors and representatives, Hazardous substances, Dangerous goods, incidents
Work safely in the construction industry - Stage 4interactive
Stage 4 Quizquiz
Stage 5 - PPE & Video assessment & Booking function
Work safely in the construction industry - Stage 5interactive
Stage 6 - Statutory Declaration
Work safely in the construction industry - Stage 6interactive
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