What is a White Card in Australia?

A White Card in Australia is proof that you have completed a General Construction Induction Course enabling you to work within the construction industry in Australia. A construction White Card in Australia is a legal OH & S requirement for any person working on a construction site no matter how large or small the job.

Everyone from unskilled labourers through to skilled tradesmen must have a White Card certificate before stepping foot on site, and those caught without a White Card are subject to fines and may also find themselves uninsured in the event of an on-site accident. It is highly recommended that anyone looking for work within construction undergo their construction White Card training in Australia prior to seeking this type of employment.

The White Card training course is the entry level safety course for the construction industry and covers a range of OH & S topics. These topics cover an explanation of OH & S legal requirements, the identification of hazards within construction and ways to manage them, OH & S reporting processes and communication, and OH & S accident response procedures.

White cards can be obtained in a number of ways, but by far the most convenient is completing an online course. The online Narbil White Card training  course can be done on any computer with internet, anywhere and anytime. The course takes an average of 2 to 4 hours to complete and can be taken over a single day or as many days as required. Narbil Online Training courses do not require payment until the applicant has completed the course and passed.

Although it is often recommended that you obtain your White Card in the state that you intend on working in, Narbil is issuing a National White Card (Australia) that should be recognised in all states and territories. New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria have all adopted the National Standard White Card Induction CPCCOHS1001A, issuing recipients with a potentially nationally recognised construction White Card.

Learn more about the Narbil White Card.