CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

A white card, also known as a construction induction card, is an essential qualification to work in the construction industry in Australia. Officially known as CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry, Skills Training College’s Mount Gambier white card training course is your gateway to a rewarding career in the construction industry.

  • Comprehensive Training: Master safety and operations in construction with our 6-hour nationally recognised course.
  • Immediate Certification for Fast-Track Progress: Enrol for just $125 and receive your same-day statement of attainment to start your career instantly.
  • Trusted RTO Expertise: Learn the latest industry standards from STC, a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO no. 45654).

Enrol today in our Mount Gambier White Card Course and take the first step towards a promising career in construction.

Construction PPE training during White Card Course with Skills Training College



Our white card course equips students with the skills and basic knowledge needed to perform construction work. It’s not just about learning the basics; it’s about ensuring your safety and that of your colleagues on a construction site. Successfully completing this course awards students with a nationally recognised qualification and allows them to begin work in the construction industry.

Working with your expert construction safety trainers across our six hour course, you’ll be immersed in key aspects of workplace safety regulations. These include hazard recognition, risk assessment and management, reporting strategies, and the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

By using a blended teaching method which includes written and oral assessments and practical demonstrations, we aim to ensure all students leave adept at managing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) incidents and emergencies.

Gain the confidence to start a career in construction by enrolling in the White Card course at Skills Training College now!


Price: $125
Delivery: In Person, Face-to-Face Training
Duration: 1 Day (6 Hours)

What You'll Learn

This course is designed to ensure all students become successful proponents of safety within the construction industry. We go beyond academic learning to empower you with the practical skills to foster safer work environments and minimise injury risks.

The curriculum is comprehensive and upon successful completion you’ll be able to:

  • Understand WHS Regulations, ensuring compliance and a secure environment.
  • Demonstrate personal awareness in potentially dangerous situations
  • Identify hazards and risks, crucial for preventing dangerous situations.
  • Proficiency in Health and Safety Reporting Processes, vital for continuous safety improvement.
  • Knowledge in WHS Incident and Emergency Response Procedures, preparing you for swift, appropriate and effective responses.

Join us at Skills Training College to become a proactive safety advocate in construction.



Enrolling in our white card course in Mount Gambier is easy!  It requires no previous academic achievements, and no additional safety training required prior to the course. This makes us the perfect choice for newcomers to the construction industry.

Nevertheless, students must meet certain basic White Card training prerequisites before they can enrol. Each student is responsible for ensuring they comply with the following necessary criteria:

  • Be 14 years old or over. Any student under the age of 18 must submit a Parental Consent Form before commencing training.
  • All students will require a USI Number before enroling. To create your Free USI number visit www.usi.gov.au.
  • Photo ID to be presented on the day
  • Consent to a photo on the day of head, neck, and shoulders
  • Be able to locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs.
  • Communicate effectively by asking questions to clarify instructions and identify a construction problem or hazard.
  • Read and follow simple pictorial safety instructions and simple safety instructions written in English.
  • You must notify the office if you need any additional literacy or numeracy support
  • Complete pre-course learning and pre-course quiz
  • Enrolment is open to those already enrolled in a main course with a CRICOS-registered provider
  • Hold a student visa that allows for additional short course enrollment (verification with the Department of Home Affairs is advised prior to enrolment).
  • Students must satisfy the language skill requirements as per the Migration (IMMI 18/015: English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 (Student) Visa) Instrument 2018
  • Pass the LLN assessment provided by Skills Training College, where English language test exemptions are applicable.


Skills Training College’s white card course is a one day, six hour training session conducted on-site at our Mount Gambier training centre.

Our white card training emphasises hands-on, interactive learning, conducted in a full-day, on-site session at our modern training center. The program covers practical demonstrations, knowledge assessments through multiple-choice questions, and project work involving safety risk assessment and management.

It also includes training on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) like hard hats, eye and hearing protection, and hi-vis vests. This approach ensures a comprehensive learning experience in construction safety.


At Skills Training College, we strive to offer highly affordable training solutions. In line with this mission, the White Card Course is available for only $125.

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.


LocationCourse TitleTraining BeginsPrice
(ex GST)
Mount Gambier 2
map 43411 1

Mount Gambier 2
16 Crouch Street South
Mount Gambier 5290

CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industryFri, 17 May 2024
9:00am - 3:00pm
Mount Gambier 2
map 43411 1

Mount Gambier 2
16 Crouch Street South
Mount Gambier 5290

CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industryFri, 5 Jul 2024
9:00am - 3:00pm



By gaining a White Card you signal to potential employers your understanding of workplace safety, hazard recognition, and legal requirements. This certification qualifies you for a variety of roles involved in undertaking construction work, such as:

  • Construction Worker
  • Labourer
  • Site Operations Specialist
  • Tradesperson (like Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters)
  • Site Manager
  • Foreman
  • Heavy Machinery Operator

Completing a White Card course can be a gateway to diverse and promising career opportunities in Australia’s construction and trade sector.

Construction workers on apartment building in operational construction zones working safely


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To acquire an Australian White Card, you need to enrol in and successfully complete CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry course. Our training sessions are designed to teach vital safety practices and provide the knowledge needed for a construction career. Reach out to us to join our upcoming courses and begin your journey towards obtaining your White Card.

The course spans 6 hours and includes preparatory reading, a quiz, and in-person training and assessment. This approach integrates written, oral, and practical elements to thoroughly cover construction safety knowledge.

Our White Card course is exclusively offered in-person, not online, to ensure a thorough and practical training experience. Led by seasoned instructors, our face-to-face courses provide hands-on learning, equipping participants with real-world skills essential for the construction industry.

Yes, the Construction Induction CPCCWHS1001 is indeed the same as CPCWHS1001. The CPCCWHS1001 unit of competency, also referred to as CPCWHS1001, focuses on “Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.”

For our white card course, it’s advised to wear specific attire for safety, including closed shoes, long pants, a long sleeve shirt, high-visibility clothing, and a hard hat (which might be provided for practical demonstrations). These items form part of the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for general construction induction training, playing a crucial role in ensuring safety within the construction industry.

In Australia, a white card is essential for anyone aspiring to work in construction. It’s issued after completing a construction induction training from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This card certifies that the holder is trained in vital safety practices necessary for the construction industry. Nationally recognised, it’s legally required for individuals on construction sites across Australia.

Skills Training College is a registered training organisation and this construction industry course is nationally accredited and recognised Australia-wide. This card certifies that the holder is trained in vital safety practices necessary for the construction industry.

Yes, under certain circumstances. A white card does not automatically expire after a period of time. Once you’ve earned your white card, it remains valid indefinitely. However, if you cease working in the construction industry for a period of at least two years, your competencies will be considered expired, and you will need to take a refresher training course and earn a new white card in order to be able to resume construction industry work.

The process for replacing a white card in South Australia simply involves reaching out to the RTO with which you completed your white card training and requesting a replacement. The process may vary slightly depending on the organisation you complete your training with, and a replacement fee may be required.

No, most students do not struggle when taking their white card course. The study materials are thorough and comprehensive, but are generally easy to understand especially with the assistance of your expert trainer. So long as you put the work in, obtaining a white card is a relatively easy and straightforward process.