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  • SSCPC00001

Construction Industry White Card Skill Set

At a glance

At a glance

This accredited skill set covers the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. 

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SSCPC00001 Construction Industry White Card Skill Set

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Course overview

Course overview

If you want to work in the construction industry, you are required by law to successfully complete a general safety induction course or White Card. This course meets the requirements of the 2011 Workplace Health and Safety Regulation and covers the skills and assessment necessary for a worker to safely enter and work on a construction site in Queensland. 

This accredited skill will give you an understanding of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to yourself and others. Learn how to identify and report common construction hazards, understand basic risk control measures, and identify procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. You’ll also cover how to correctly select and fit common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a White Card and be able to safely work in the construction industry. 

Units

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete the unit listed below. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Students must attend a campus to undertake this course where they will learn face-to-face* with a teacher in one of our contemporary learning spaces. Students will undertake theory and practical training and assessment in a classroom and/or workshop.

* TAFE Queensland only deliver this course in face-to-face delivery mode. Under White Card delivery requirements, delivery in Queensland must be undertaken face-to-face except where students reside in a rural area (defined as a distance of 100 kilometres or more from any RTO offering face-to-face delivery of CPCCWHS1001 ‘Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’ course). In this case students may receive training via online delivery.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you:-

  • are aged 15 years or older by the course commencement date; and
  • have sound levels of written and spoken English to be able to complete assignments

Resources required

You are required to wear enclosed shoes when attending your assessment. If you fail to meet this minimum standard of dress, you may not be permitted to complete your assessment.

Need to know

Proof of identity must be produced at time of enrolment. To verify a participant's identity, TAFE Queensland will require three forms of original identification from the list below. A copy must be retained by TAFE Queensland on each applicant’s file (excepting where a financial institution debit/credit card is used as ID). The three documents can be made up of:

  • One category A + two category B OR two category A + one category B

At least one Category A document must be photographic showing full name and date of birth.

Category A documents:

  • Australian Birth Certificate - full (not an Extract or Commemorative Certificate)
  • Bicentennial Birth Certificate (born in 1988)
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate/Naturalisation Certificate
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

             - Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status
             - Visa Evidence Card (with PLO56 Visa)

  • Queensland or Federal police officer photo identity card
  • Queensland High Risk Work licence (photographic)
  • Australian Passport (including Australian Document of Identity)
  • Foreign Passport
  • Australian photo driver licence
  • An Australian issued education institution student identity document (must include photo)
  • An Australian issued Photo Identification Card (this has replaced the 18+ card)
  • Queensland Accreditation/Authorisation (laminated)

              - Driver/rider trainer; pilot/escort vehicle driver; dangerous goods driver; tow truck driver/assistant certificate
              - Bus; taxi; limousine driver

  • DIBP - ImmiCard; Temporary or Resident Visa; Document for travel to Australia (Valid up to five years after issue).  Note: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is not accepted.
  • Queensland Card 18+ (laminated) (Issued after 1/1/1992)

Category B documents:

  • Australian Defence Force photo identity card (excluding civilians)
  • Australian Firearm Licence (with photo)
  • Australian Security Guard/Crowd Controller Licence (with photo)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs/Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (including Healthcare card)
  • Education institution student identity document (without photo)
  • Financial institution debit/credit card (must include signature and embossed/printed name)
  • Medicare card (Green, Blue or Yellow)

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland