General construction induction card (white card) - Queensland

Description

You will require a general construction induction (white card) if you intend to undertake construction work in Queensland. The white card is intended to provide new and existing building and construction industry workers with the introductory understanding and knowledge needed to commence or continue work within the building and construction industry.

To hold a general construction induction card you must show knowledge of:

  • occupational health and safety legislative requirements
  • basic principles of risk management and injury and illness prevention in the construction industry.

This knowledge can be obtained by completing the relevant competency unit with a Registered Training Provider (RTO). Once you have successfully completed the training, the RTO will issue evidence that you have completed the training and the white card. You should keep evidence of completion of training (your statement of attainment) as it may be required to replace your card in the future.

Once a person has completed the course; the RTO will issue a general construction induction card (white card) to them.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to obtain a general construction induction card, you will need to undertake training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers the unit of competency - CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Transfer

A white card is personal and cannot be transferred.

Additional information

The following construction induction cards are recognised in Queensland and vice versa:

  • Victoria construction induction card
  • New South Wales construction induction card
  • Australian Capital Territory construction induction card
  • South Australia construction induction card
  • Tasmania construction induction card
  • Western Australia construction induction card
  • Northern Territory construction induction card.

Queensland white cards (including the former 'blue' cards) are also accepted throughout Australia.

If you already have a blue card, you do not need to change to a white card unless you are enrolled in a course of training that requires the completion of CPCCWHS1001 as a prerequisite, such as 'Remove non-friable asbestos' or 'Remove friable asbestos'.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact details

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Enquiries

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: GPO BOX 69
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)