Construction

Construction training (white card)

To work in the construction industry you must have an induction card, also known as a White Card. This is relevant whether you are a:

  • person with control of construction projects. eg principal contractor, project manager, main contractor, builder, employer, self-employed person
  • person with control of construction work. eg employer, self-employed person, principal contractor, main contractor, sub-contractor
  • person carrying out work on a construction site. eg employee, contractor, labour-hire worker. A person who has successfully completed general construction induction training in this state may apply for a general construction induction card

You can only get a construction induction card by:

  • completing construction induction training, AND
  • lodging an application at Service Tasmania (see 'Applying for your card' below)

A Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) must ensure general construction induction training is provided to any worker engaged by the person carrying out the construction work.

Registered training organisations (RTOs)

National training unit Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CPCCOHS1001A).

This unit must be undertaken with a Registered Training Organisation. These can be found on the Skills Training website.

Exemptions

The following people don't have to do construction induction training:

  • visitors to a construction site who are accompanied by a person who has received the induction training, and
  • people temporarily at a construction site to deliver plant, supplies, material or services where a risk assessment indicates that any risks to them can be controlled through other measures (that is, implementing visitor management plans, restricted access to low-risk areas, visitor sign-in/out procedures and so on).

Applying for your card

Lodge your application by taking the following documentation to a Service Tasmania Shop and paying the appropriate fee.

  • a completed application form
  • a copy of the Statement of Attainment confirming the successful completion of the course. This must include your name, RTO number, date of issue and training unit (CPCCOHS1001A)
  • your evidence of identity documents.

Service Tasmania will review the documentation and forward it to WorkSafe for processing. If you do not receive your card within 60 days from lodgement, you will need to contact WorkSafe.

Replacement cards

Lodge your application by taking the following documentation to a Service Tasmania Shop and paying the appropriate fee.

  • completed replacement card application form
  • your construction card number
  • evidence of identity documents

Service Tasmania will review the documentation and forward it to WorkSafe for processing. If you do not receive your card within 60 days from lodgement, you will need to contact WorkSafe.

Mutual recognition

If you're a construction worker from another state, and you have a card that WorkSafe Tasmania recognises or you have done the construction induction training, then you can work in Tasmania.

Note: Only the general induction training (classroom based) component is recognised for white, blue, red and construction induction cards. Principal contractors and PCBUs must ensure that the required task induction and site-specific induction training is undertaken.

To work in Tasmania

You have to

  • have successfully completed the national training unit Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CPCCOHS1001A), OR
  • hold a current card from another state that is recognised by WorkSafe Tasmania.

You don't have to

  • re-do the national training unit Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CPCCOHS1001A) in Tasmania
  • change your card to a Tasmanian one
  • get a Tasmanian white card.

Interstate induction cards that are recognised by WorkSafe Tasmania, can be found in the Mutual recognition of interstate induction cards in the resources section.


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