CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

RTO: 40070

Unit of Competency:
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Course Overview
This course has been designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge to safely enter and work on a construction site. This accredited unit of competency includes hazard identification and the prevention of workplace accidents and injuries. The term "Whitecard" refers to the plastic card in which students who successfully complete this training will receive and use to enter construction worksites.

Under Work Health and Safety Legislation, workers on construction sites in Australia must undertake general induction training or 'Whitecard Training' to gain access to, and or work on a construction site.

Course Topics 

  • Duty of Care
  • Roles, rights and responsibilities 
  • Identification and management of construction hazards
  • Correct use and fitting of Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid and Emergency Procedures
  • High Risk Work requirements
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe use of plant and equipment
  • Safety Signs and symbols
  • Accident and Incident Reporting
  • Site Emergency and Evacuation

Course Outcomes

  • Identify health and safety legislative requirements
  • Identify construction hazards and control measures
  • Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • Identify incident and emergency response procedures

Students who achieve competency in this unit will receive a Whitecard and a Statement of Attainment.


This course requires students to have basic language, literacy and numeracy skills. All Students must complete a pre-enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment prior to their enrolment being accepted. 

Students must have the following skills:

Numeracy • Ask questions to clarify numbers commonly used in safety signs
Oral Communication • Ask questions to clarify instructions
• Listen to instructions to identify key safety information
• Tell another person about a construction problem or hazard
Reading • Follow simple  pictorial safety instructions
• Follow simple safety instructions that are written in English
Problem-Solving • Select risk control measures


Delivery and Duration
This course is delivered face to face over a 6 hour duration (1 session). Assessment for this course includes both theory and practical tasks.

Venue / Location
The primary location for this course is our office - Master Plumbers Association of South Australia, Located at 1 South Road, Thebarton. 

Unique Student Identifier
As this unit of competency is nationally accredited, students must have a USI (Unique Student Identifier) in order to receive their training results and any certificates, cards and /or academic statements. Please visit www.usi.gov.au for further information and to apply. Further information is also available here.

Please refer to our Training Calendar  or contact us on (08) 8292 4000 for current course dates.

Course Fees:

MPA Member Non Member
$50     if eligible for CITB Subsidy* $60 if eligible for CITB Subsidy*
$115  if not eligible for CITB Subsidy* $120 if not eligible for CITB Subsidy*


To apply for or refresh your card, please visit www.citb.org.au