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 a one hour 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.
This short course provides accreditation in the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
You will receive a construction induction card issued by WorkSafe Victoria upon successful completion of the course. (GOTAFE will apply to WorkSafe on your behalf and you should expect the card in the mail approximately two weeks after completing the course. A Statement of Attainment will be provided in the interim). Red Card transfers will incur a $60 fee.
Important: On the day of the course, please bring:
- a current photo ID, as this evidence is required by Work Safety for registration.
- PPE - Closed-toe shoes
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.
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.
Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to
change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees
and charges are correct at time of publication for 2022 and may change
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text
books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some
specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full
list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course
information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
Course Study Units
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.
A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.
Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.
Jobs and study options
Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.
Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.
Support for personal issues
We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.
Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.
We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.
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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