Become a Safety Expert: Enroll in the White Card NSW Course Today!
According to reports, there were an average of 183 workplace fatalities in Australia during 2019. The White Card Course in NSW aims to create awareness about the dangers that exist in the workplace and how to eliminate potential risks that may cause injuries or even fatalities.
This course is mandatory for anyone pursuing a career in the Construction Industry, and it offers essential knowledge about Work Health & Safety (WHS) regulations that are necessary for undertaking any construction-related tasks.
Our experienced trainers will guide you through identifying and reporting construction hazards, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and the basic principles of risk management that help prevent injuries and illnesses. Through theoretical, practical, and assessment components, you will acquire all the necessary knowledge and skills for working safely in the construction industry.
Don't hesitate. Book your White Card via our website today or call us on 02 9232 1010. If you're arranging staff or onsite training, we can facilitate the White Card course across the nation.
There are no pre-requisites for this White Card Course. However, students must be 14 years old to sit for this program.
Please Note: Students require a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to complete the course. If you're unsure whether you have a USI or want to apply for one, please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/.
The White Card NSW Course is a basic entry-level program covering personal awareness, basic risk management, hazard identification, and emergencies that demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work safely in the construction industry.
Students need to present evidence of identity for 100 points, which must include a photo, date of birth, signature, and current residential address. Without 100 points, students will not be accepted into the class. Upon successful completion of this 7-hour program, students will obtain a temporary certificate valid for 60 days from the date issued, and the White Card will be mailed.
The program includes theoretical and practical training in the classroom, as well as assessments for both knowledge and skills. We use plain language, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure that all students can comprehend the required knowledge and skills.
Please note that assessments must be completed in English and without further assistance. If you require assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office on 02 9232 1010 to discuss your training needs.
During the course, students receive lunch breaks, but lunch is not provided. Students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to become competent in the unit.
In the event that a student is unable to complete all assessments satisfactorily, they will be required to enroll in the White Card course once again, but will have to pay a $50 NYC Fee.
Accreditation StatusOnce it is determined that the student is capable, they will receive a Statement of Training (SOT) which will be valid for 60 days from the date of issue. Upon receiving this certification, students can join any construction site immediately after the course.
In addition to the Statement of Training, learners will also receive a Statement of Attainment for CPCCWHS1001 - Work Safely in the Construction Industry.
The final White Card will be sent by SafeWork NSW to the student's address, usually within 60 days.
To report the loss, theft, or request a replacement of the White Card, please contact SafeWork NSW on 131 050.
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FAQs Regarding the White Card
How long is the White Card valid?
The White Card does not expire. Nonetheless, if you have been away from construction work for over 2 years, SafeWork NSW suggests that you attend a course to update your skills and knowledge.
ID Requirements - White Card and Forklift.
When enrolling for a course, providing photo identification documents such as passport, driver's license, photo ID card, or student ID is crucial. The White Card and Forklift course, on the other hand, necessitates providing one hundred (100) points of ID.
The following table contains acceptable documents for 100 points of ID, including primary as well as secondary documents. One (1) primary document with secondary documents to make up 100 points can be provided. It is also possible to present a combination of secondary documents to reach the 100-point mark. Please bring original identification documents to the course. Certified copies will not be allowed.
If the proper ID is unavailable, you will be prohibited from attending the course, based on legal requirements.
PRIMARY ID - Only ONE Primary ID document can be used.
- A Passport (current or expired within the last two years but not canceled) equals 70 points.
- A Full Original Australian Birth Certificate or Birth Card is equivalent to 70 points.
- An Australian Citizenship Certificate is equivalent to 70 points.
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. NOTE: MUST BE VALID ORIGINAL DOCUMENT / CARD ISSUED IN AUSTRALIA .
- A Current Australian Driver's License equals 40 points.
- A Current Australian Boat Operator's Photo License is worth 40 points.
- A Current Australian Firearms License equals 40 points.
- A Current Australian State or Territory Proof of Age/Photo Card is worth 40 points.
- An Australian Defense or Police photo identification card equals 40 points.
- A Medicare Card equals 25 points.
- A Bank ATM or Credit Card is worth 25 points.
- A Centrelink Card is worth 25 points.
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If you need to prove your eligibility or identity, you may need certain documents such as motor vehicle registration papers, insurance certificates, property rates notices, lease agreements, home insurance papers, utility bills, and bank statements. These documents usually carry a point value that can be used by various organizations to verify your identity.
If you have questions about particular documents, here are some answers:
To verify the validity of your certificate, you can visit our website or call us. General Induction Cards are now recognized nationally as of September 1.
If you lose or damage your SafeWork NSW Construction Induction Card, you can apply for a replacement card by submitting an application form and paying a fee of $30. You will also need to provide proof of training, identification, and a signed statutory declaration. More information is available on SafeWork NSW's website or by calling 13 10 50.
The "green card" and "white card" are both issued for WHS Induction courses, but the "white card" is now the official card issued after legislation changes.
Here are some answers to general FAQs:
If you need help paying for your course, you can register with your local Job Network Agent, who can book the course and arrange payment directly with us. Unfortunately, Centrelink cannot pay directly.
We require full payment of course fees at the time of booking and cannot offer installment plans. However, we always strive to offer affordable course fees and great value package deals.
While we cannot guarantee you a job, we are happy to refer you to a job agent who may be able to help you find work.
To pay for the course, you can use a credit card, EFTPOS, or cash at the time of booking. Company checks are accepted by prior arrangement only.
For the White Card Course, the cost is $120 per person and it is offered in various locations in Sydney, such as the CBD, Miranda, Parramatta, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Dee Why, Gosford, and Wyong.
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