You'll need to complete training and assessment to be issued a general construction induction card (white card).
The following description sets out the way and the form in which an application for a white card can be made, as provided under Part 6.5 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
Note: This card was formerly known as the blue card.
Getting your card
To obtain a general construction induction card (white card) you will need to undertake training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that conducts the general construction induction training. (unit of competency - CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry). Once you have successfully completed the training the RTO will issue evidence that you have completed the training and the white card. You should keep evidence of completion of training as it may be required to replace your card in the future.
From February 2019, training for the white card must be undertaken face to face in Queensland. An exemption applies allowing candidates who reside further than 100 kilometres away from the nearest RTO delivering face to face white card training to complete the white card training via online delivery.
Replacing a card
To replace your white card you need to contact the RTO that issued your card.
If the RTO that issued your card is no longer operating, you will need to contact another RTO that conducts general construction induction training and provide a statement of attainment to the RTO for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, or the previous QLD course CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry, as well as a declaration of the circumstances in which the card was lost, stolen or destroyed.
Contact RTO for more information.
Do I need to replace a blue card?
If you already have a blue card, you do not need to change to a white card unless you are enrolled in a course of training that requires the completion of CPCCWHS1001 as a prerequisite, such as CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos or CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos.
If your blue card becomes lost, damaged or destroyed, you will need to contact an RTO and undertake the current general construction induction training (unit of competency - CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry). After completion of this training, you will be issued with evidence that you have completed the training and the white card.
Interstate recognition of general safety induction cards
The following construction induction cards are recognised in Queensland and vice versa:
- Victoria construction induction card
- New South Wales construction induction card
- Australian Capital Territory construction induction card
- South Australia construction induction card
- Tasmania construction induction card
- Western Australia construction induction card
- Northern Territory construction induction card.
Queensland white cards (including the former 'blue' cards) are also accepted throughout Australia.
Note: Old style New South Wales green cards (that are actually green in colour) are no longer valid in New South Wales or recognised in other jurisdictions. You will need to undertake general construction induction training - CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry to obtain a valid white card.