Health and safety laws require you to have
successfully completed an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) construction
induction course before you do any construction work in New South Wales.
In the past, you had to complete the old Green
Card course, but this course expired
on 30 June 2009. It has been replaced by the WorkCover Construction
Induction Certificate for the Construction Industry and the new NSW WorkCover
card (or White Card) based on the new nationally agreed unit
of competency - CPCCOHS1001A ‘Work safely in the construction industry’.
As of 1 July 2009, only the White Card course (CPCCOHS1001A) meets the
requirements for construction induction training in New South Wales and in other
states and territories.
Note 1: The previous NSW Green Card is no
longer valid in NSW or recognised in other jurisdictions.
You still need to complete the White Card course. Your White Card will then also
be valid throughout Australia.
Note 2: If your White Card is
over three years old, it will not be recognised in Western Australia because WA
requires construction induction cards to be renewed every three years.
If you need the White Card, you can generally
get it by successfully completing the CPCCOHS1001A unit of competency through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), such as
Australia. We offer the course face-to-face at
Taren Point, Sydney. Call Eric on 0418 643 530
to arrange a day and time.
successfully completing the course, you will
receive a WorkCover NSW Statement of Training
for General Induction which is valid for 30
days. You will also receive a nationally
recognised Statement of Attainment in Work
Safely in the Construction Industry
CPCCOHS1001A. The actual white card is
issued and posted by WorkCover NSW, usually
within 30 days.