• Australian White Card Training for the Construction Industry

    Save Yourself Time and Money in Australia by Ensuring You are “Job Ready” Before You Leave

    To work on a construction site in Australia it is a legal requirement that you hold an Occupational Health & Safety General Induction Certificate or “White Card” as it’s commonly known. It’s the Australian equivalent of the Safe Pass and you will not be eligible for work on a construction site without it.

    Completing the White Card before you leave Ireland gives you a head start on your job search in Australia. It can take weeks, even months in some cases, to obtain your white card when you get to Australia… valuable time better spent working and earning a wage.  Getting your certification in Ireland will also allow you to update your CV so you can start applying for jobs before you leave for Australia.

    Construction Induction – White Card

    FastTrack CVs is working with Australia Workforce Training in Australia to deliver white card training on their behalf. Australia Workforce Training are a training company based in Perth, Australia and all ‘White Cards’ will be issued by Australian Workforce Training.

    Upcoming Course

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    O Loughlin’s Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

    10am – 2pm

    Duration: 4 hours (1/2 day)

    Maximum participants: 15 persons

    Cost: €99 per person

    N.B. Places are limited and filling up fast, so to guarantee your place, please register now.

    Purpose

    The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction training, for employees or self-employed people doing construction work at a workplace. From the end of August 2009, this will be a unit of competence CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package.

    This course is designed to give participants an understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the OHS legislation and provides the skills to identify hazards on building and construction sites and implement control measures.

    The national code of practice for construction induction training provides an option for repeat training if a person leaves the industry for more than two years, or, if the employer considers repeat training necessary.

    Pre-Requisites

    There are no pre-requisites for this course.

    Course Content

    The Construction Induction Training plan is based on:

    CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry

    Includes:

    • Module 1: The Law, Your Employer and You – OHS, Australian and State Laws; Duty of Care; roles and responsibilities: resolution of workplace issues; right to refuse work; workplace policies and procedures and reporting and documentation.

    • Module 2: Managing Risks in the Workplace – Risk management; hazard identification; risk control; contingency & emergency plans and monitor and review processes.

    • Module 3: Staying Safe in B&C Industry – Job safety analysis (JSA); health and fitness considerations; accident awareness & prevention; personal protective equipment (PPE); manual handling; equipment & tool safety; smoking, alcohol & drugs and evacuation plans and procedures.

    • Module 4: Environment & Other Considerations – Weather conditions; environmental factors – work site; confined spaces awareness; working at heights; electrical safety and hazardous substance management.

    Certification

    Competent candidates will be awarded the nationally recognised unit of competency in Australia CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry from the CPC08 training package and a `White Card’ by Australian Workforce Training.

    Note: WorkSafe has changed the design of construction induction cards from ‘blue’ to ‘white’ as a result of harmonisation of training across all States and Territories.

    Duration: 4 hours (1/2 day)

    Maximum participants: 15 persons

    Cost: €99 per person

    N.B. Places are limited and filling up fast, so to guarantee your place, please register now.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who has to complete the White Card?

    • If you are carrying out construction work in Australia, you will need a White Card. This includes apprentices and labourers at the site. You will be required to hold a White Card before starting work.

    Why should I do this course in Ireland?

    • Completing the White Card before you leave Ireland you give you a head start on your job search in Australia. It can take weeks even months in some cases to obtain your white card when you get to Australia… valuable time wasted when you could be earning a wage.  It will also allow you to update your CV with this qualification so you can even start applying for jobs before you leave!

    Where is this course valid?

    • Previously each state had a different coloured card (Western Australia blue; Victoria red, Queensland green etc) the White Card is the new National Card and it is accepted throughout Australia.

    Why should I do the course training in person rather than online?

    • The Construction Industry Occupational Health and Safety Committee and the Construction Industry have expressed a strong view that online training for this course is not acceptable to the industry and SafeWork supports the industry’s views.  Therefore a construction site manager may choose to refuse entry to a person who has obtained their white card online, or require a person to be re-trained if they decide that there is a need for re-training.

    How do I Sign Up for the Course?

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