CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry Riverina Community College

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry


Put your name on the waiting list by clicking ‘JOIN’ below. Alternatively, you can either come into the College at 96 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga or phone 1800 000 212.


A White Card is a mandatory requirement for construction workers in Australia. This means that if you want to work in the construction industry, you must have one, you are not allowed to work on a construction site without a White Card. White Card is the common name for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry training course. Holding a valid White Card means that you have completed official, certified general construction induction training with a registered organisation within Australia. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.


This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students. Concessions and eligibility criteria applies.


The specific course entry requirements are as follows:

• Minimum age is 15 years of age.
• Students must wear closed in work boots.
• Provision of the participant’s Unique Student Identifier (USI)
• Provision of Australian legal photo identification for assessment purposes.
• Individuals may undertake general construction induction training with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower-level qualification.
• LLN – This course requires a command of spoken English with a capacity to read and follow simple instructions, locate, and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs and verbally communicate with others.

State specific eligibility requirements for enrolment:

100 points of current ID which may include:
• Australian Birth Certificate – 70pts
• Australian drivers' licence – 40pts
• Medicare card – 25pts
• ATM card – 25pts
• Utilities bill – 25pts


Refer to your Student Handbook, or talk to your Trainer or Training Coordinator, for the ways in which the College can provide additional support during your time studying with us.


The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a national student number, giving you access to all of your student records online. Each time you enrol to study with a training organisation, you will need to provide your USI number which will be used to store your training records and results. To create a new USI number please go to www.usi.gov.au

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.