Construction Induction Card (White Card) - New South Wales


You will need a construction induction card (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.

People who need a card include:

  • site managers
  • supervisors
  • surveyors
  • labourers
  • tradespeople
  • people who access operational construction zones
  • workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

Construction workers can also work in New South Wales using valid construction induction cards issued by other states and territories.

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:

  • be at least 14 years of age
  • successfully complete general construction induction training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • provide your trainer with 100 points of identification.

You will be given a statement from your RTO to use as proof that you have completed the training that can be used until you receive your card. This statement is valid for 60 days.


Perpetual unless you have not done any construction work for two years in which case it will be cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All - The course fee will be set by your training provider.
Apply Application All $30.00

Fee for online lodgement. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $39.00

Fees for 2023-24


Approval time

Cards are usually issued within 30 days. If you have not received your card within 60 days please contact SafeWork NSW.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.