White Card Western Australia

White Card Western Australia

Course transition arrangements

The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) have changed to reflect the national approach to construction induction training endorsed by industry Australia wide.

The accreditation for the old construction induction training unit ‘51466 Course in Safety Awareness Training’ has expired on 31 August 2009.

From 1 September 2009 in Western Australia, national accredited unit of competency ‘CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry’ is the only training unit that meets the regulatory requirements for general construction induction training.

Those people who have completed the old course ‘51466 Course in Safety Awareness Training’ will not have to repeat the training as it was also nationally recognised training, equivalent to the new unit of competency ‘CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry’.

Who needs to undertake safety awareness training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction training, for employees or self-employed people doing construction work at a workplace in Western Australia.

Construction induction training required by regulations is not designed to take place of work site and/or task specific inductions, training or supervision.

How long does the induction training last for?

Once training has been completed there is no mandatory requirement to repeat the training.

The national code of practice for construction induction training provides an option for repeat training:

  • if a person leaves the industry for more than two years, or
  • if the employer considers repeat training necessary
  • it also may be the case that some employers require repeat induction training as part of safety and health management processes.

Card transition arrangements

WorkSafe WA is moving to the ‘White Card’ design. The transition over to the White Card will begin when the current stock to old ‘Blue Card’ runs out. Those people who have completed the old course ‘51466 Course in Safety Awareness Training’ will not have to repeat the training as it was also nationally recognised training, equivalent to the new unit of competency ‘CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry’. Old ‘Blue Cards’ are recognised under new system.

Online training

Online training is available through registered training organisations (RTOs) that have unit of competency ‘CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry’ on their scope to deliver training in Western Australia.

Cards issued and recognised in Western Australia

Western Australia (WA)

  • Across all States and Territories, including WA, both old ‘Blue’ Cards and new ‘White’ Cards of WA cards issued through training providers are accepted by the regulatory authorities as evidence that induction training has been completed.
  • In NSW, only WA issued cards dated after 1 July 2009 will be recognised.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

  • Cards issued in ACT are recognised in WA.

‘White’ cards issued with the ACT logo must include following information:

  • Date of issue
  • Card registration number
  • Registered Training Organisation number
  • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder.

New South Wales (NSW)

  • NSW ‘Green’ cards are no longer valid in NSW and are not recognised in WA.
  • The new NSW card, recognised by WorkSafe WA is uniquely numbered and carries the NSW WorkCover logo. The card must also include following information:
    • Date of issue
    • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder.

Northern Territory (NT)

  • Cards issued in the Northern territory are recognised in WA.
  • ‘White’ cards issued with the NT WorkSafe logo must include the following information:
    • Date of issue
    • Card registration number
    • Registered Training Organisation number
    • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder.

Queensland (QLD)

  • Queensland old ‘Blue’ card and new ‘White’ cards are recognised in WA.
  • The new ‘White’ cards with Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations logo must include the following information:
    • Date of issue
    • Card registration number
    • RTO number
    • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder

South Australia (SA)

  • ‘White’ cards are issued by SafeWork SA and are recognised in WA.
  • ‘White’ cards are uniquely numbered and carry SafeWork SA logo.
  • ‘White’ cards must also include the following information:
    • Date of issue
    • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder.

Tasmania (TAS)

  • Tasmanian ‘White’ cards are recognised in WA.
  • ‘White’ cards issued by Workplace Standards Tasmania carry the Workplace Standards Tasmania logo and must include following information:
    • Date of issue
    • Card registration number
    • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder.

Victoria (VIC)

  • Victorian ‘Red’ cards are not recognised in WA.
  • New ‘White’ cards carry the WorkSafe Victoria logo and must include following information:
    • Date of issue
    • Card registration number
    • Name, date of birth and signature of the card holder.

Local authorities

WorkSafe Western Australia

Westcentre, 1260 Hay Street West Perth WA 6005

Phone: 1300 307 877

Fax: 08 9321 8973

Web: www.worksafe.wa.gov.au

Email: safety@commerce.wa.gov.au

 

 

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