Working with tradies and going to construction or demolition sites can be common place for test and tag technicians. If you don’t have a White Card there is a high risk you will be refused access to the site.  Being turned back at the gate makes you look unprofessional in the eyes of your client and means you have to come back another day.
A White Card is also recognised in many other workplaces and industries as demonstrating you have an understanding of OH&S fundamentals.
TATSA students can access a leading White Card course at well below the cost of traditional classroom courses. Presented in an online format, it also provides potential for huge time savings.
The course is nationally recognised and you will receive an official White Card you can present as evidence of competency.
The Course provided is CPCCWHS1001 ‘Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’
This is competency-based and involves involves final assessments (online knowledge plus short answer questions and verbal questions over the phone). white card construction worker
This leading edge program is delivered online and has been designed by experienced instructional trainers who have substantial experience in workplace health and safety within the building and construction industry.
Upon successfully completing the course a laminated White Card will be issued to you. It will have a serial number and will contain your signature and the date of the course.  You will also be issued with a certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the program.
Course Content
Topics covered by the course are categorised into four basic sections:
Section 1 covers how to identify workplace health and safety (WH&S) requirements;
Section 2 provides training on how to identify construction hazards and control measures;
Section 3 trains you how to identify WH&S communications and reporting processes;
Section 4 deals with incident response procedures.
These sections include:
  • Basic information on the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (PDF, 766 KB) Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 and codes of practice
  • Risk management
  • Principal contractor’s safety plan
  • Work method statements
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Basic emergency procedures such as first aid, evacuation plans and procedures
  • Causes of fires and types of controls
  • Reporting hazards to relevant persons at the workplace
  • Obligations of principal contractors, employers, self-employed persons, workers and others
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officers
  • Duty of care under common law, and
  • Workplace recording of work injuries, work caused illnesses and dangerous events.

Course Duration: Please allow approximately 2-4 hours to complete this course and the related assessments may add 45 to 60 minutes for the knowledge and short answer assessment, and 10 to 15 minutes for the phone assessment.

Course Delivery: This course is delivered completely online.  You may complete the course from the convenience of your home or office.  You can even start the course and complete just a part of it, and then finish it another time – the online course remembers where you got to and will start from there next time. Once you’ve completed the short answer assessment, your answers are marked by our Assessors. We aim to mark your assessment as soon as possible, but in busy periods it may take up to 1-2 business days to mark your assessment.

For the course you will need an Observer to witness you doing the program and to sign off the Observer Section of the statutory declaration.  (more about documentation)



The fee to complete this course is AUD $80.00 (+ GST) payable on commencement.
This includes postal dispatch of your White Card once all requirements have been met.