Construction Induction Training (CI/White Card)

CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

This unit introduces work health and safety knowledge that will assist the learner in understanding how to move around and undertake tasks in a safe manner when on a construction site.  This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work.

This is a nationally accredited qualification that is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

The unit of competency (CPCWHS1001) relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand current legislation in relation to work health and safety measures on construction sites
  • Be aware of their surroundings with a focus on preventing injury or harm
  • Identify and report construction hazards
  • Demonstrate personal awareness
  • Understand basic risk control measures
  • Identify how to respond to incidents and emergencies
  • Understand the use and purpose of common Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used for construction work

Participants are required to:

  • Bring photo ID on the day of training
  • Wear appropriate footwear with closed-in toes. Work boots are recommended

Prerequisites and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course structure

This course is delivered face to face in a classroom and in a practical area. The location is either at a PICAC campus or at a specified work location which will be confirmed in the confirmation email.

Course duration

One day (8 hours)

*$140 – Full fee

*$105 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, Master Plumbers, AMCA)

*$30 – PPTEU Member

*Includes WorkSafe Victoria White Card and processing cost:  $30.00. CEPUTEC is a WorkSafe Victoria approved provider of the White Card.

Cancellation fees may apply, please see Learner Information page for terms and conditions.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess that the learner can:

  • Identify and provide a spoken report on two construction hazards including explaining how the risk(s) could be reduced or removed
  • Explain basic procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies
  • Explain the purpose of job safety analyses (JSAs), safe work method statements (SWMS) and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Correctly fit themselves with select PPE such as eye and hearing protection
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of risk management, construction hazards, emergencies and procedures for accessing first aid, safe work practices, and meanings and symbols associated with construction industry safety signs, symbols and tags

National units of competency covered

CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment issued by CEPUTEC (RTO 4612), which is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Email or call 1300 222 727 to register your interest in this course.

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