Completing this course provides you with the mandatory safety training to access construction sites. You will also be able to apply for your white card or general induction card with SafeWork NSW. Gain safety skills you can apply to various trades.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Fit personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for certain tasks
Identify common site hazards in a workplace
Identify safety signs and symbols
Follow procedures for responding to incidents and reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
Recognise the importance of maintaining a safe environment at a workplace
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in a variety of trade qualifications
Skills to work safely in the construction industry
White card certification and legal clearance to enter a construction site
The ability to use and identify safety equipment
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
100 points of ID proving that you are over 14 years of age and have an address in NSW
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A desire to pursue a career in the construction industry
A commitment to safety
An awareness of the importance of working safely in the construction industry
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: construction worker and labourer.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a white card. A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for other requirements. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Prepare to Work Safely In The Construction Industry (White Card) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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