FAQs – White Cards

Is my White Card recognised in every State/Territory of Australia?

All White Cards are mutually recognised in each State/Territory of Australia.

Do I have to have a webcam in order to complete my White Card?

No – You can complete your White Card without using a webcam however upon completion you will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration (we supply this) and provide Certified Proof of Identity.

Do I need to supply identification?

Yes – You need to supply the following:

  • Either one form of Photographic Identification:
    • A current and valid driver’s licence
    • An 18 plus card
    • A current school identification card
    • Other current photographic identification card/document/licence issued by the Australian Government or relevant Australian state or territory
    • A current and valid Australian passport
    • A current and valid international passport, WITH ACCOMPANYING VISA
  • Or at least three other forms of non-photographic identification – one of which must contain your current residential address:
    • A Medicare card, birth certificate, credit card, land title record, rates notice, public utility account, telephone account etc.

Is my progress saved or must I complete the course in one sitting?

All progress is saved. You are not required to complete your course in one sitting.

What if I have lost my White Card?

If you have lost your White Card from Narbil Training we can provide you a replacement at a cost of $35.

To start the process, send an email to support@narbiltraining.edu.au with your personal particulars (Name, DOB etc.) and state you have lost your White Card.

Interstate Recognition of Construction Induction Cards

The following information has been extracted from the applicable Regulatory Authority for each State/Territory of Australia.

State of Australia

Are Interstate Cards Accepted?

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Queensland

The following construction induction cards are recognised in Queensland and vice versa:

  • Victorian construction induction card
  • New South Wales construction induction card
  • Australian Capital Territory construction induction card
  • South Australia construction induction card
  • Tasmania construction induction card
  • Western Australia construction induction card
  • Northern Territory construction induction card

Queensland accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkSafe Queensland

Western Australia

Construction induction training that is nationally accredited will be recognised under the amended regulations. From the end of August 2009 in WA, this will be a unit of competence CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package.

Western Australia accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkSafe Western Australia

 

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Tasmania

To work in Tasmania you have to:

  • Have successfully completed the national training unit Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CPCCOHS1001A), OR
  • Hold a current card from another state that is recognised by WorkSafe Tasmania.

You don’t have to:

  • Re-do the national training unit Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CPCCOHS1001A) in Tasmania
  • Change your card to a Tasmanian one
  • Get a Tasmanian white card.

Tasmania accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkSafe Tasmania

 

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New South Wales

Under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation), WorkCover NSW recognises all interstate General Construction Induction Training (GIT) cards issued under corresponding Work Health and Safety legislation as well as a range of cards issued under previous arrangements.

New South Wales accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkCover New South Wales

 

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South Australia

There are ‘White Cards’ issued in all Australian States being presented on South Australian worksites. Are interstate cards accepted in South Australia?

Yes. WHS Regulation 318-Recognition of general construction induction training cards issued in other jurisdictions clearly states that all construction induction training cards issued in other jurisdictions are valid.

SafeWork SA Inspectors accept all cards presented to them on construction sites irrespective of where the card had been issued. PCBUs in control of construction work are obliged to accept all white cards.

South Australia accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

SafeWork South Australia

Northern Territory

Construction workers in the Northern Territory are required to undertake induction training delivered by an approved Registered Training Organisation. Workers, who complete induction training in the Territory, will be issued a ‘white card’ as proof of their training. Workers holding a current and valid general construction induction card from another jurisdiction will not need to undertake general induction training for construction work in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkSafe Northern Territory

 

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Victoria

An employer must accept any of the following things as evidence that the worker has done construction induction training:

  • A construction induction card issued by WorkSafe following successful completion of induction training by an RTO
  • A ‘red card’, which shows that the person completed the previous Victorian Construction Industry Basic Induction Course, which existed before 1 July 2008. Red cards remain valid after 1 July 2008, and do not need to be transferred to construction induction cards
  • A construction statement of attainment issued by an RTO, pending processing of a construction induction card, or
  • Recognised evidence of construction induction training (e.g. a statement or card issued under similar requirements in another Australian state or territory).

Victoria accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkSafe Victoria

Australian Capital Territory

The commencement of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act) signals a new era for workplace arrangements across Australia, with the requirement for general construction induction applying in all States and Territories. The Act places a duty on all employers, irrespective of size, to provide workers with appropriate information, instruction, training or supervision to ensure that workers can carry out their work safely.

Australian Capital Territory accepts Induction Cards from other States/Territories of Australia.

WorkSafe Australian Capital Territory