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CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

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CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry is a nationally recognised certificate; Known throughout the industry as a White Card, formerly referred to as a BlueCard.

This unit equips you with the skills and information required to safely work in the construction industry. Teaching you the legislative requirements for worker health and safety in order to perform construction work safely and preventing injury or harm to yourself or others.

It is both assumed and expected that all construction workers will complete site-specific induction training before stepping foot on any Australian construction sites.

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A statement of attainment for CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry White card issued from Firstaidpro RTO:40407

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What do you learn in a White Card Induction Course?

FACGC students who are successful in CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry are able to enter the construction site with confidence, knowing:

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International Student Visa Holders Can Obtain Their White Card Here!

The First Aid Course Gold Coast is honoured and is now able to offer General Construction Induction and White Card courses to international students visa holders.

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If you want to step on-site or labour for a construction company in Australia, you are going to need to complete your Construction Induction training. 

This includes tradies with overseas student visas who want to work on and go on-site in the construction industry. 

If you do not complete the White Card training and still decide to go on-site, not only will you receive heavy fines, you put yourself and others at an unnecessarily high risk of injury or harm. 

In your General Construction Induction course, you will receive demonstrations on keeping yourself safe on a construction site, safe work practices, and what appropriate on-site conduct looks like.

A few notable roles requiring the General Construction Induction course in Queensland are: 

  • Construction Labourers
  • ‘Tradies’
  • Site Managers
  • Site Supervisors
  • Civil Engineers
  • Site Surveyors
  • Roles where unaccompanied or unsupervised access to operational construction sites is required

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You will be issued a White Card after completing general construction induction training with FirstAidPro – RTO: 40407. The course content provides you with the accredited unit of competency, CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, and FirstAidPro’s QLD White Cards are issued inline with WorkSafe Queensland guidelines.

The White Card course content is defined by the unit of competency CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. It supersedes and is equivalent to the older CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry unit of competency.

Obtaining your White Card will ensure that you have received the bare minimum information required to keep yourself, and others, safe on construction sites. You will learn about standards, procedures, policies, processes, and the reporting of incidents.

Your Trainer and Assessor from The First Aid Course Gold Coast will ensure that you possess the necessary risk awareness, communication skills and legislative understanding throughout your assessment tasks to conduct yourself safely on a construction site. 

A person must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Basic duty of care, and the roles, rights and responsibilities of business owners and workers in relation to working safely while undertaking construction work
  • Basic meaning of the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’

Basic principles of risk management, including the following five steps in order:

  • Identify hazard
  • Assess risk
  • Consult and report
  • Control hazard
  • Review

Basic procedures for accessing first aid construction hazards, including those relating to:

  • Asbestos
  • Confined spaces
  • Electrical lines, cords and equipment
  • Excavations and trenches, including underground services
  • Dust
  • Falling objects
  • Hazardous substances and dangerous goods
  • Hot and cold work environments
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Plant and equipment operation
  • Traffic and mobile plant
  • Unplanned collapse
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Working at heights, including scaffolding
  • Construction work that requires a high risk work licence

Types, purpose and use of PPE used in construction, as specified in the performance evidence, and including:

  • Safety footwear
  • Harnesses
  • Respiratory protection
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • Protective clothing 
  • Sunscreen

Construction emergencies, including:

  • Chemical spill
  • Fire
  • Injury to personnel
  • Structural collapse
  • Toxic or flammable vapour emission
  • Vehicle or mobile plant accident

Construction incidents, including:

  • Incidents resulting in personal injury or damage to property
  • Near misses or dangerous occurrences that do not cause injury but may pose an immediate and significant risk to persons or property, and need to be reported so that action can be taken to prevent a recurrence


Safe work practices that should be followed in construction work, including:

  • Accessing and using site amenities for drinking water, hand washing and toilets
  • Following safety procedures when performing work tasks and using equipment
  • Identifying and reporting hazards, incidents and injuries in the workplace
  • Keeping the work area clean, tidy and free from debris
  • Not using or being affected by drugs and/or alcohol while at work
  • Preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • Selecting and using required PPE
  • Smoking only in designated areas
  • Storing and removing waste and debris in designated areas


Meanings and symbols associated with construction safety signs, symbols and tags, including:

  • Emergency Information Signs: 
    • Exits, 
    • Emergency Equipment, 
    • and First Aid
  • Fire Signs: 
    • Location of Fire Alarms, 
    • and Firefighting Equipment
  • Hazard Signs and Symbols: 
    • Danger, 
    • Caution, 
    • and Warning 
  • Regulatory Signs and Symbols: 
    • Prohibition, 
    • Mandatory 
    • and Limitation or Restriction
  • Safety and Lockout Tags: 
    • Danger,
    • and Out-of-Service Tags

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy the requirements of the knowledge element, performance criteria, foundation skills, and the range of assessing criteria described below.

The person must:

  • Identify and orally report two construction hazards
  • Orally explain how risk could be reduced or removed in relation to those two hazards
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to control the risk

Orally explain basic procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including types and purpose of the following fire safety equipment:

  • Fire blankets
  • Fire extinguishers, including water, carbon dioxide, powder and foam
  • Hose reels and mains
  • Identify and orally explain the meaning of required safety signs and symbols
  • Orally explain the purpose of job safety analysis (JSAs), safe work method statements (SWMS) and safety data sheets (SDS)

Orally explain the roles of the following designated health and safety personnel:

  • First Aid officers
  • Work health and safety representatives
  • Work health and safety committee members
  • Supervisors


The person must also demonstrate correctly fitting to themselves the PPE listed below:

  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Hard hat
  • High visibility retro-reflective vest

Beware of websites offering the White Card course online. Online courses are unlikely to be legitimate and result in a White Card. An easy way to identify a legitimate registered training organisation is to check their RTO number on

To be eligible to complete the White Card online in Queensland, your residential address must be at least 100km away from the nearest White Card training provider.

This means Queensland learners belonging to the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan or Ipswich regional districts will more than likely not qualify to complete the CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry course online. 

Instead, you can attend a face-to-face session with one of our industry-leading White Card trainers.

Your course will be completed in 4 hours.

A USI (unique student identifier) number is a mandatory requirement for any student wishing to undertake vocational training in Australia. Your USI number is unique to you and provided to you by the government to keep a secure online register of your VET certifications. You can quickly and easily look up your registered number or apply for your USI number by clicking the link below
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After the USI is obtained and online booking is completed; Students will receive their course confirmation email through Vasto, the FirstAidPro Student Portal. Allowing FirstAidPro students to complete their own enrollment, student profile, and account details.

All documentation including pre-course reading and paper-based workbooks is stored using Vasto. Making these resources accessible at any time, as needed. The Vasto student platform is where your certificates can be located, after your successful completion of the CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry course.

This is an induction training certification. Both International Student Visa Holders and domestic students do not need any prerequisite qualifications in order to complete your CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or obtain your White Card with The First Aid Course Gold Coast. 

The course requirements and content are defined in the unit of competency CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

You must show proficiency across the following competencies to obtain your QLD White Card when completing your construction induction course:

  • Acknowledging legislative requirements for Health and Safety when on a construction site
  • Assessing potential on-site risks and applying suitable hazard prevention measures
  • Understand procedures for communicating and reporting health and safety information 
  • Actioning emergency and crisis response protocols

You must supply at least 3 forms of approved identification to be issued a QLD White Card on the same day as your course completion, with at least one form being a Photo ID. 

Together, your 3 forms of approved ID must display:

  • Your full legal name
  • An acceptable form of Photo Identification
  • Your date of birth
  • Your signature

All documents must be valid, original versions, issued by an Australian authority.
Unless otherwise stipulated.

WorkSafe does not specify a minimum age for White Cards obtained in Queensland, and The First Aid Course Gold Coast imposes no such restrictions onto our students. 

You will be required to correctly understand and respond to both written and verbal questions. Students should have basic proficiency in the English language, as well as the capacity to apply literacy and numeracy skills in order to successfully complete the requirements of the White Card course, including:

  • Possessing the numeracy skills to locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs
  • Adept oral communication skills to question and relay instructions simply
  • Active listening skills when receiving instructions identifying critical safety information and informing another person concise and accurate information about an on-site safety issue or potential hazard
  • Applying required comprehension when following basic signage and safety instructions
  • Capacity to apply critical problem-solving skills when enacting hazard prevention procedures

In order to satisfy your White Card assessment criteria, you will need to successfully demonstrate the accepted procedure of fitting and wearing the following Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Hard hats
  • Earmuffs or plugs
  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Retro-reflective vests

All our First Aid Courses are delivered according to the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and in accordance with Safe Work Australia recommendations.

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