Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (also known as a CI White Card) is endorsed by and meets the requirements of WorkSafe Victoria for induction training in the building and construction industry.
Successful completion of this course will allow you legal entry into building and construction sites throughout Victoria and across Australia.
As part of the course, you'll gain an overview of basic OHS principles and legislation, and an understanding of hazards, risks and control measures.
- OHS legislative requirements
- Duty of care requirements
- Safe work practices
- Principles of risk management
- Common construction hazards
- Control measures
- Communication processes, information and documentation
- Designated OHS personnel
- Safety signs and symbols
The course is run over a six-hour class onsite at GOTAFE, consisting of five hours of class and one hour of face-to-face assessment.
Our trainers are industry experts who will support you both in the group setting and on a one-to-one basis. You'll also have access to the Student Welfare Unit if needed.
Important: On the day of the course, please bring a current photo ID, as this evidence is required by Work Safety for registration.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We’ve had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we’re currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
Course Dates & Times
Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.
To demonstrate your competency in this course, you will be required to undertake assessment activities including face to face assessment.
Jeff Gleeson - Shepparton
Benjamin Haynes - Wangaratta
Attendance & Commitment
This short course is run over 1 x 6 hour face to face class at GOTAFE consisting of 5 hours of class and 1 hour of face to face assessment.
Where to From Here
If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
Educational Support Services
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.
Services include on campus supports and remote supports
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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