To obtain a job on a building or construction site in NSW it is a requirement that everyone holds a current 'Construction White Card'. The white card is compulsory for each person as proof of completion of the 'General Induction for Construction Work' training. Safe Work Australia has developed a National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry. The goal was to set a standard for consistent delivery of 'White Card' induction training throughout Australia. Having a 'White Card' ensures that construction workers have completed the training that is required by law.
This white card training course satisfies the legal requirements for General Health and Safety Construction Induction for construction workers in NSW. On successful completion, participants receive a SafeWork NSW Construction Induction White Card.
What the Law says:
Permitting a person to commence work at a construction site without having completed white card induction training carries a maximum penalty of $3600 for an individual or $18000 for a body corporate. This training must be provided by the person Conducting a Business or undertaking (PCBU). The penalty for not providing this training is $3600 for an individual or $18000 for a body corporate. (Clause 316 and Clause 317 of the NSW WHS Regulations 2011)