CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)

Who Should Attend?

Any person who conducts construction-type work in Queensland. Construction type work means work that contributes directly to the erection, construction, extension or structural alteration of a building or part of a building, civil construction or demolition work.

What will I learn?

This course provides new and existing building and construction industry participants with the introductory understanding and knowledge needed to commence or continue work in the building and construction industry.


At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • determine and apply basic risk management concepts in relation to construction type work
  • read, interpret and apply all safety instructions as required
  • identify and follow standard work procedures in the event of an emergency
  • report hazards and potential workplace incidents to appropriate personnel
  • determine their roles, rights and responsibilities under law


Am I eligible to undertake this training?

There are no specific requirements for entry into this course bar proving your identity.

Proof of Identity

Proof of identity must be obtained before training commences. Details of the evidence sighted will be recorded either by photocopy and signed verification by TMT staff member or by noting the relevant identifying details.

Proof of Identity Evidence

Photographic identification (Original or Certified copies)

a. Current and valid driver’s license issued by an Australian State or Territory

b. An adult proof of age card

c. Current and valid passport

d. Student identification card

If no photo identification is available, original or certified copies of at least three other forms of identification will be accepted under the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 of which one must bear the participant's current address. For example:

a. Medicare Card

b. Birth Certificate

c. Credit Card

d. Land Title Record

e. Rates Notice

f. Public Utility Account

g. Land Line Telephone Account

h. Centrelink approved proof of identity


How will participants be assessed?

Participant’s competencies will be assessed through completion of theory and practical activities. Practical activities include a verbal discussion with a trainer/assessor, and a visual demonstration of putting on certain items of PPE.

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with a statement of attainment for the unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, and a White Card.


Course Venue and Equipment

Courses are generally conducted in our training rooms at Total Management and Training. Where courses are conducted on-site then a suitable venue, data projector and white board are to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient space for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.

If company's wish to conduct the training at Total Management and Training, a training room hire fee of $150 (plus GST) will be payable. This fee includes use of data projector and screen, and unlimited tea and coffee during the day.


Course Fees - Dedicated Course

For companies who wish to book a dedicated course, the price is $1400 for up to 10 participants. Additional participants (over 10) may be added at $80 per participant up to a total of 15 maximum.

Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80c (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.


How to Schedule a Course

Contact our office to schedule a course for your organisation. Dates will be confirmed upon payment of course.



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