Construction White Card Course (CPCWHS1001)


Eminent College of Education will offer training and assessment for individuals intending to work within the construction industry who are wew employees within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry wishing to gain skills and knowledge and seeking a formal recognition.

This course prepares you for role in:

  • Civil construction
  • Demolition/Renovating work
  • Building/Housing industry
  • Mining industry
  • Dogman/Rigger/Scaffolder
  • Cable hauling
  • Construction labour

Awards and Renewal

The benefit of receiving your White Card accreditation, is that no renewals are required as long as you are actively making use of it.

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in this unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration & observation
  • Written tests
  • Oral questions
  • Role plays

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

As a minimum, participants must have adequate English language literacy and numeracy skills to form an accurate written report.

It is important to note that this Work Safely in the Construction Industry course requires a level of physical ability to correctly demonstrate fitting into the PPE listed below:

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection
• Hard hat
• High visibility retro reflective vest.

If your health or fitness restricts you from performing physical activities associated with this program, you will not be able to complete this course.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a state and nationally accredited certificate “CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)” issued by Eminent College of Education (RTO NO. 45060), in addition to a White Card issued by WorkSafe.


Eminent College of Education provide the following course during operating hours on Wednesdays. Please contact Eminent College of Education for confirmation of the commencement date for the next available training session.

Class Specifics

8 Hours

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:

Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations;

Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and

Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.

This program covers the requirements needed to obtain a Statement of Attainment in CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry. Learners who successfully complete this Unit will be able to work safely in the construction industry and meet the competency eligibility requirements to apply for and hold a White Card.

WorkSafe Victoria requires that all people performing construction work or working in a construction area provide proof to an employer that they have completed a general WHS construction induction for the industry. A primary item of proof is the Construction Induction Card (White Card) – CPCCWHS1001 Unit of Competency.

    Reasonable Adjustment

    There may be times and situations in which a student may require ‘reasonable adjustment’ of the training and assessment methods implemented by the RTO to meet their specific individual needs. These individual student needs may include (but not limited to):

    • Disability
    • Temporary or permanent injury (i.e. back injury, broken leg/arm)
    • Sight or hearing impairments

    Reasonable adjustments to the way in which evidence of performance is gathered (e.g. in terms of the information to be provided to the candidate and the type of evidence to be collected from the candidate) can only occur where the adjustments do not alter the expected performance standards for learning and assessment.

    The reasonable adjustments to the training and assessment process may include a variety of modifications to the methods of delivery and assessment to assist the student to undertake the course. The adjustments may include actions such as:

    • assistance in the form of the training location to allow easier access
    • accessing relevant equipment or aids to assist the student
    • adjustments to the assessment methods to cater for any special needs (without effecting the integrity of the outcome)

    Where a student requests or is identified as requiring reasonable adjustment to the training and assessment process a detailed training and assessment plan including timetables, notes regarding the required adjustments, and any related communications regarding the adjustments must be maintained in the students file.