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
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Stage 5


This project is nearing completion with the Case for Endorsement having been submitted to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment for consideration at the July 2021 meeting of the Australian Industry Skills Committee. If the proposal is endorsed at that meeting it will then proceed to the Skills Ministers for final approval.

It is anticipated that the updated assessment requirements will be uploaded to the national register around September 2021.

Thank you to all who participated in this project which addressed the very tight scope of the activity order.

Assessment Requirements for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPC Companion Volume Implementation Guide Release 7.0
CPCCWHS1001 - Case for Endorsement
CPCCWHS1001 - Standalone CVIG
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry - Case for Endorsement Checklist
Contact: Manuel Barragan
Due for submission on the 30th of June, 2021
Project last updated: July 2021
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