In order to work on a construction site in Australia, you must complete a White Card training course. This course covers Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury & illness in the construction industry. Each successful participant of the White Card (WHS general induction for construction work) course will be issued a White Card (the NSW Construction Induction Card) from WorkCover, formerly known as a 'Green Card'. This course is available in Campbelltown. Click on the course location above to book in.
Language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this unit but not explicit in the performance criteria:
Numeracy skills to: locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs.
Oral communication skills to: ask questions to clarify instructions, listen to instructions to identify key safety information, tell another person about a construction problem or hazard.
Reading skills to: follow simple pictorial safety instructions, follow simple safety instructions that are written in English.
Problem-solving skills to: select risk control measures.