White Card

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Learn the required skills about Work, Health and Safety in the construction industry and obtain your White Card!

Course Details

Individuals wanting to undertake construction work in Australia are required to undertake general WHS training and instruction to help ensure all members of the construction industry can operate in a functional and hazard free environment. By its very nature, the construction industry is made up of a large number of contractors and sub-contractors performing a wide range of specialist jobs. It is therefore vital that individuals in this industry be aware of a variety of WHS risks found across the industry.

To work in the construction industry, you need to complete a White Card course.

The White Card course is designed to raise awareness of best practices to control risks that cause injuries and fatalities in the workplace.

When you attend the White Card course with AIS, you will be given high quality training in 4 vital aspects of WHS in the construction industry. The AIS White Card course covers:

  • WHS Legislative Requirements;
  • Risk Management;
  • Communication within WHS; and
  • WHS Incident Response Procedures.

Course Fees


Course Timetable

Day Date Time
TBC TBC 08 am / 5 pm


This course combines plain English, videos, photos and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office on (02) 8542 5289 to discuss your training needs.


Students will be assessed during the classroom session. Assessment will confirm knowledge and skills have been achieved to demonstrate competency across the unit.

Students are offered multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills throughout the program.

If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the full course fee.

Training Program

Students must bring:

  • Evidence of Identity for 100 points – see full list in White Card FAQs below

There are 3 components to this program:

  • Theory training in the classroom
  • Practical training in the classroom
  • Assessment for both knowledge and skills

This course is licensed through SafeWork NSW and we must deliver the program as per their requirements which include:

  • All students must have 100 points of ID on the day of training.
  • Training must be conducted over a minimum period of 6hours not including breaks.
  • A Statement of Training (SOT) must be issued to students if they satisfactorily complete all assessments, demonstrating competency in the program.

An SOT is valid for 60 days after the date issued. With this, students can go onto any construction site immediately after the course.

Student who do not bring 100 points of ID on the day will not be accepted into the course and will have to rebook, paying 50% of the course cost.


Once a competent mark is awarded, learners will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. This Unit of Competency is Nationally Recognised Training from Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

Certificates are emailed to students however hard copy is available for additional fee.

White Card FAQs

How long is the Card valid for?

This card does not expire, however if you have not worked on a construction for 2 years or more, SafeWork NSW recommends attending a course to update your skills and knowledge.

What are the ID requirements to obtain a White Card?

For all courses it is essential to provide photo ID (i.e. Passport, Drivers licence, Photo ID card, Student Card), however, the White Card course requires 100 points of ID.

The acceptable documents for 100 points of ID are listed in the table below and contain both primary and secondary documents. You can provide only one (1) primary document with secondary documents to form 100 points. Alternatively, you can provide a combination of secondary documents to form 100 points. The combination of documents must contain a date of birth, current residential address, photograph and signature. Please bring original evidence of identity documents with you. Certified copies will not be accepted.

If you are unable to provide the correct ID, by law, you will not be permitted into the course.

PRIMARY ID - Only ONE Primary ID document can be used

Passport (Current or expired within last 2 years but not cancelled) 70pts
Full ORIGINAL Australian Birth Certificate or Birth Card 70pts
Australian Citizenship Certificate 70pts

SECONDARY ID - A combination of secondary documents is allowed to make up 100 points.
However, if more than one credit or ATM cards, or bank statements are used they MUST be from different financial institutions.

Current Australian Driver's Licence 40pts
Current Australian Boat Operator's Photo Licence 40pts
Current Australian Firearms Licence 40pts
Current Australian State or Territory Proof of Age/Photo Card 40pts
Australian Defence or Police Photo Identification Card 40pts
Medicare Card 25pts
Bank ATM or Credit Card 25pts
Centrelink Card 25pts
Motor Vehicle Registration Papers 25pts
Motor Vehicle Insurance Certificate 25pts
Department of Veterans Affairs Card 25pts
Property (Council) Rates Notice 25pts
Property Lease Agreement 25pts
Home Insurance Papers 25pts
Utility Bill, eg. Electrical, Water, Gas 25pts
Bank Statement(s) 25pts
Is the Certificate valid for use nationally?

The General Induction (White) Card is recognised nationally.

What happens if my Card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed?

You can complete an application form (Replacement of a SafeWork NSW Construction Induction Card, form number ACC06) and submit to SafeWork NSW with the associated fee of $30, together with proof of training details, identification and a signed statutory declaration. Further information can be found on SafeWork NSW’s website or phone 13 10 50.

What is the difference between the Green Card and the White Card?

Previously, participants who completed the WHS Induction course were issued with a “green card”. With legislation changes, participants are now issued with a “white card”.