Obtaining a White Card requires the successful completion of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency, delivered by various RTOs around the country . The White Card is an essential feature of construction work in Australia, providing induction safety training for workers. This includes managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople, as well as others with less regular need to access active construction sites. The unit equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enter construction sites. The CPCCWHS1001 project is exploring possible amendments to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency so as to better address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate language and literacy.

Stage 1
Project commencement
and planning
Stage 2
Consultation on
Draft 1
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
AISC approval of
Case for Endorsement
Stage 6
Stage 3

Project scope

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), commissioned the construction Industry Reference Committee to consider three issues:

  1. including processes regarding learner identity verification
  2. providing more information on how to support the needs of students with poor Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills and students with disability, and
  3. updating and strengthening assessment conditions to clearly outline industry endorsed assessment methods. This should include enhancing how performance evidence and knowledge evidence are written to effectively provide consistent methods of assessment and detailing specific assessment conditions.

The AISC’s has commissioned this work to address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate language and literacy.

A technical advisory group has considered the feedback received from the Draft 1 consultation round and has amended its proposed changes accordingly.

A feedback register and the TAGs response is available for downloading.

How can I get involved

We are very interested in hearing your response to the proposed updates. Please provide feedback by 9am Monday 19th April, 2021 by completing the validation questionnaire (link below).

Thankyou to those who attended our validation webinars. A copy of the presentation can obtained from the downloads section below.

Industry validation survey

CPCCWHS1001 Standalone CVIG
Feedback Register
Presentation CPCCWHS1001 Validation
Proposed CPCCWHS1001 Assessment Requirements
Contact: Manuel Barragan
Due for submission on the 30th of June, 2021
Project last updated: April 2021
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