CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
This 1 day white card course is mandatory for any worker wanting to enter a construction or building site.
Construction and building sites are necessary to help build the infrastructure, housing and services that we all rely on every day.
However, these sites can also be extremely dangerous and present those working on them with significant risk of injury or worse.
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry course gives workers the skills and knowledge they need to identify and understand the health and safety requirements and legislation that exist to protect themselves and others.
You may know this course as the “white card”.
This nationally recognised course is mandatory for any persons working on a building or construction site in any capacity and is held regularly at our training centres.
For all persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), it is important that everyone involved in a job is aware of their responsibilities for ensuring the work site remains safe.
About this Course
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;
Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.
It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work.
Duration: 1 Day (8 hours)
Student/Trainer Ratio: 20:1
Course Objectives and Content
- Identifying health and safety legislative requirements of construction work
- Identifying construction hazards and risk control measures
- Procedures for first aid
- High risk work license requirements
- Types, purpose and use of PPE used in construction
- Construction incidents and emergencies
- Identifying health and safety communication and reporting processes
- Understand the meaning of symbols and signage
- Identifying incident and emergency response procedures
- Safe work practices in construction
Qualifications for Successful Participants
Statement of Attainment in:
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Additional Course Information
Prerequisites & Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this course.
All students must be 14 years or older & eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.
It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for all persons who are required to or who want to commence work within the construction industry in Australia.
Can overseas visitors complete this training course?
Can overseas visitors complete this training course?
This will depend on the type of visa that you have.
For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.
International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:
- Family Name
- Given Name(s)
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Country of Passport
Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.
If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing email@example.com. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not available for this course. All participants are expected to be new entrants to the construction industry in Australia.
We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.
For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.
What do I bring?
All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will also be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.
Where can I train?
Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.