The term “White Card” training is commonly used in Australia and refers to the general construction induction training program. It is a mandatory training program that is required for all workers who carry out construction work in Australia. The program is designed to provide workers with the basic knowledge and skills needed to work safely on a construction site.
The White Card training program covers a range of topics, including identifying common hazards on construction sites, understanding basic risk management principles, and being aware of the relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation and regulations. The training program typically takes around six hours to complete and can be undertaken through a registered training organization (RTO) or online.
Upon successful completion of the White Card training program, participants are issued with a White Card, which is a nationally recognized certification that demonstrates that the holder has completed the required training and is competent to work safely on a construction site in Australia.