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National Code of Practice


White Card Training
CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

What is Construction? Course Outline

Safe Work Australia defines the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work as:

"Any work on or in the vicinity of a construction site carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, de-commissioning, demolition or dismantling of any structure, and includes

The demolition or dismantling of a structure, or part of a structure, and the removal from the construction site of any product or waste resulting from the demolition or dismantling.

The assembly of prefabricated elements to form a structure or the disassembly of prefabricated elements, which, immediately before such disassembly, formed a structure. 

Any work in connection with any excavation, landscaping, preparatory work, or site preparation carried out for the purpose of any work referred to in this definition, and, 

Any work referred to in this definition carried out under water, including work on buoys, obstructions to navigation, rafts, ships, and wrecks.

It does not include the exploration for or extraction of mineral resources or preparatory work relating to the extraction carried out at a place where such exploration or extraction is carried out.”

Construction can vary from building sites to theatre props or simply gardening.


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is a 6 hour course accepted Australia wide.

Course Units covered are:
button Work Health and Safety - abbreviated as WH&S
button Duty of Care
button Safe Work Pratices
button Risk Management
button WH&S Communication
button Worplace Emergencies
button First Aid Response
button Workplace Incidents
button Reporting All Hazards, Incidents and Injuries
button Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]
button Fire Safety Equipment

In South Australia, photo Identification is required on each card.

Energy Education Australia White Card training is done in conjunction with
TIME Education and Training [RTO 40058],
TIME Education and Training. Additional information is available from training.gov.au.

To view sample White Cards for Australia's states and territories, Click Here.

Work Safely in the Construction Industry forms part of eighteen different training packages.

Energy Education Australia Inc., in conjunction with other Australian organisations, are working together to help youth develop skills for a sustainable future.

To request training through Energy Education Australia Inc., or additional information, please Email: training @ energy.edu.au | Mobile: 0419 804 475

Before working outside, you are encouraged to view the Australian Government's UV and Sun Protection webpage to ensure you comply with your WH&S. If you wish, there are Sun Smart App's that can be downloaded for both iPhone and Android.

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