Training for the White Card for Australia’s Construction Industry, 2013
This review responds to stakeholder concerns about the quality of training in a particular unit of competency.
‘CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry’ is also known as the 'White Card'. This unit is a mandatory entry-level unit for people seeking to work on construction sites in Australia. Industry stakeholders raised concerns that graduates may not have received adequate training to work safely on construction sites.
The review makes six recommendations, involving both ASQA and VET sector stakeholders.
Review of the ‘White Card’ unit of competency
In response to the review, CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry was released in December 2016. The new unit of competency requires RTOs to ensure that:
- the learners are observed during assessment directly or via audio visual media in real time; and
- assessors hold the specified unit of competency CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (or its successor).