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What is the purpose of a White Card?

In Australia, the White Card is a mandatory certification for individuals working in construction and related industries.

The purpose of a general construction induction training card is to ensure that workers have the necessary knowledge and awareness of occupational health and safety principles and practices applicable to construction sites.

The training covers essential topics such as identifying and controlling workplace hazards, understanding basic risk management, and promoting a safe working environment on construction sites. It is a recognised unit of competency CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the Construction Industry.

White Card training helps promote a safer working environment and reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in the construction industry.

Do I need a White Card to do an apprenticeship?

You will need a White Card to work on a construction site as part of an apprenticeship in Australia. Some other trade specialisations also require a White Card prior to commencement, which will be clearly outlined in the advertised job requirements.

If a White Card is required for your apprenticeship, you can obtain one by completing an approved training course in your State or Territory.


In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.