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

The General Construction Induction card provides new and existing workers with the basic understanding and knowledge needed to start or continue work within the building and construction industry. Anyone who wants to work on an Australia construction or building site will have to have a Nationally Recognised White Card. This Card is issued from the Government and allows you to enter any building/construction site in Australia. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card.

The White Card is a compulsory requirement in Australia to work in the construction industry. We issue the Queensland White Card (Unit of competency – CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry) through our partner Australian Trade Training College, RTO#31399. The white card is accepted Australia wide and does not have an expiration date. Once you have successfully completed the training, the RTO will issue evidence that you have completed the training and the White Card. You should keep evidence of completion of training as it may be required to replace your card in the future.

To hold a general construction induction card, you must show knowledge of:

  • Occupational Health and Safety legislative requirements
  • The basic principles of risk management and injury and illness prevention in the construction industry.

How to get your White Card for Australia

1) Call the DUC to sign up and pay £50 + VAT.

We will send you an email to complete the Enrolment Form for the White Card Course and details/instructions to move on with the course. Call us on 0203 376 1555.

2) Create an account to complete the online theory part. We’ll send you these details once signed up. 

3) Once you complete the theory part, an assessor will call you within 5 working days for the Verbal Assessment*

4) Receive your White Card and Statement of Attainment in the post.


If you wish to sit the White Card course at our centre, you will be able to leave with your White Card and Statement of Attainment.

*Verbal Assessment:

As part of the CPCCOHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, you will need to complete a verbal component. It’s easy and effortless. Once you register in this unit, you will find instructions in the course. These instructions are also on the 1stslide of the presentation and when it comes time to do the verbal component, there is information provided to you on that slide. All you need is a working phone and follow the instructions.


White Card Testimonials

“Massive Thank You again to Ayla and Will for signing me up and assessing me for my white card (Aussie equivalent to the CSCS card). The whole process and test was straight forward followed by a verbal assessment.”

Allan Wilkinson – April 2019

“Just want to say a massive thanks to Will at the DUC. I have just received my white card in the post having done the test a few days before. Easy straightforward process, and Will marked my online test the very next day and told me I had passed and made a convenient time for him to call the day after to complete the verbal side to the test. Everyone at DUC is so helpful and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these guys in the future. Cheers DUC”

Chris Teale – March 2019

“The DUC have done it again. I have recently completed the white card course, and I can only praise the staff at the DUC for making it such a smooth process. The online assessment was easy to follow and well delivered, and the verbal assessment was really nothing to worry about. Thanks to the DUC team we are now Australia ready!! I would highly recommend their services for all of your migration needs!! Get in touch!!”

Daf Thomas – October 2018

“What a great service from start to finish. What a great team Wes has at the DUC especially all people doing the hard work in the background.”

Ross Garcia – August 2018

“White card received today… huge thanks for your service Christy DUC”

Shaun Spowart – July 2018

“Top class service from Christy who put me through my white card assessment! He made the whole process nice and easy, even taking the time to reply to my questions! Thanks very much! Another box ticked and step in the right direction.”

Peter Carmichael – July 2018

“I would highly recommend The Down Under Centre! Christy & Ayla went above and beyond my expectations to make the White Card Course as quick and hassle free as possible! Thank you!”

Liam Maher – July 2018

“I had a very nice time with my White Card and was made to feel at ease. Had great support and couldn’t be more happy with the service. Many thanks!”

Peter Clark – June 2018

“Thanks to Christy at the Down Under Centre! Once again top rate service  my White card is now on it’s way to me! Super easy and smooth process. Cheers 🙂

Rob Thomson – June 2018

“I came to the Down Under Centre to sit the White Card course. Christy, the trainer, made the process as quick and efficient as possible. I would 100% recommend the DUC to get your the White Card for Australia.” 

Robert McMillan – June 2018