Construction Induction Card - New South Wales

Service summary

You may require a construction induction card (or white card) if you intend to carry out construction work. Construction work includes any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, renovation, maintenance, or demolition, of a structure.

A person who has successfully completed general construction induction training may apply for a general construction induction training card. Please be aware that this training can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has the relevant national training unit.

Construction workers can also work in NSW using valid construction induction cards issued by all States and territories under the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work as well as the following induction cards issued under previous arrangements:

  • blue cards issued in Queensland
  • red cards issued in Victoria
  • Western Australian blue cards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this card you must:

  • complete the general construction induction training
  • submit your application within 60 days after the issue of the training
  • provide all the information requested
  • pay the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The card is cancelled if you have not done any construction work for 2 years.



Issue of card.

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$32.50Replacement.


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General Construction Induction Card - The application process will be managed by your RTO. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on the application process.

Approval time

Cards are usually issued within 30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Operating address:
92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address:
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250


13 10 50

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