Changes to Authorisation to Issue Construction Induction Cards (White Cards)
Changes to the Conditions of agreement for registered training organisations to issue general construction induction training cards will take effect from 1 February 2019.
In December 2016 CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry was superseded by CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. The new course included additional assessment requirements such as direct real time observation of the learner by an assessor and students having access to PPE during the assessment.
Feedback from industry has continued to raise significant concerns with the quality of training being provided for general construction induction (white cards) in Queensland, including widespread use of online delivery and the often unreliable quality being observed for white card training.
To address the concerns raised by industry and ensure ongoing confidence in Queensland issued white cards, further changes have been made to the Conditions, which will take effect from 1 February 2019 and include:
- Registered training organisations (RTOs) approved by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) to issue white cards will only be approved to issue to students trained in Queensland. To meet this requirement, students must have been physically located in Queensland during training.
- All training must be delivered face to face. An exemption allowing online or distance delivery will only be available where the student is located at least 100 kilometres away from the nearest RTO offering face to face delivery.
- An application for a replacement card must include a copy of a statement of attainment for either CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry or CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry and a declaration that the card was lost, stolen or destroyed.
For further information please visit the WHSQ website.