QLD Blue Card & WA Blue Card are now White
The NEW White Card Construction Safety Training is "Accepted Australia Wide"
The Blue Card, which was the old Safety Training needed to work on or enter a Construction Site unescorted, has now been replaced with a new National White Card Course, CPCCWHS1001 – Work Safely in the Construction Industry.
The old Blue Card is still valid as long as the holder has not been out of the construction industry for a period of 2 years or more.
Many employers are encouraging their employees to undergo the nationally recognised White Card safety training to refresh their safety knowledge and bring them in line with current safety procedures.
Unlike the old classroom style Blue Card training, a White Card course can be taken quickly and easily online and the White Card issued as soon as the necessary documentation and payment is received.
Narbil training provides White Card online training 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The course is self paced and takes approximately 2 to 4 hours to complete.
How do I Get My White Card Online?
Narbil Training has a pass now – pay later policy, so there is nothing to pay until you have passed the course.
Step 1. Register your details online. You will need to supply your name, address and contact details.
Step 2. Once you have registered you are ready to start the course. The course has four sections, each section relating to a different topic. Each section has a series of true or false questions or you may be asked to fill in a missing word. There is a 'View Helpme' button that takes the student to a page with the relevant information to answer the question correctly. If a question is answered incorrectly the course will not move onwards until the correct answer has been given.
Step 3. When all questions have been answered correctly, and the necessary documentation and payment received by Narbil; a statement of attainment will be emailed to the applicant. The statement of attainment can be used to start work immediately. The White Card will follow in the mail shortly afterwards.
What is the WA & QLD Construction Induction Blue Card?
This is a Blue Card that was issued to people to provide proof of them having completed a "Construction Induction Safety Awareness Course" in Western Australia, or a "Course in General Safety Induction (Construction Industry)" in Queensland. Prior to September 2009 (WA) and July 2009 (QLD) these courses were required to be completed by anyone performing construction work or entering construction sites unescorted in these states. These cards are no longer issued but are still mutually recognised across all State and Territory borders as evidence that the holder has completed an acceptable construction induction course. This means that further general construction induction training is not legally required no matter where they are working in Australia.
What replaced the WA & QLD Blue Card?
The "Blue card" in now White, but the service & support is still "True Blue"
The old WA and QLD Blue Card courses have been replaced by the new National Standard based “White Card” course - "CPCCWHS1001 - Work Safely in the Construction Industry".
All Australia States and Territories have now adopted the new course and issue the White Card which is Nationally accepted.
Narbil Training is licensed to deliver the course "CPCCWHS1001 - Work Safely in the Construction Industry" and issue National White Cards in Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Mutual Recognition of Construction White Cards
All Australian States and Territories have adopted the National Standard White Card Induction, CPCCWHS1001 - "Work Safely in the Construction Industry".
White Cards now replace the WA and QLD Blue Cards, VIC Red Card and NSW Green Card and White Cards issued prior to Sept. 2009.
The Queensland Blue Card and Western Australia Blue Card, and some of the other previously issued cards are still mutually recognised in all States and Territories, regardless of which State they were issued by.
All States and Territories issue the new National Standard White Card and all of these cards are mutually recognised across State and Territory borders - i.e. if you have a card issued in one jurisdiction it is recognised in all other States and Territories.
However, to have your induction White Card mutually recognised in ALL jurisdictions the general principle is that you should complete the induction course delivered by the State or Territory in which you normally reside in, or are working in now.
Some work places may implement a higher standard than what is legally required, so it is recommended that you check with your employer as to what construction induction is necessary.