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Course Overview


This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety (WH&S) training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others.

It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies.

It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

There is a requirement for this course to be delivered face-to-face in Queensland. There is an exemption for students residing in rural areas (defined as 100km or more from any RTO offering face to face delivery) - such students may receive online training.  WorkSafe Connect offers face-to-face delivery only.


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18 December 2019 to 18 December 2019
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30 January 2020 to 30 January 2020
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26 March 2020 to 26 March 2020
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27 February 2020 to 27 February 2020

Performance Criteria

  • Identify WHS legislative requirements.
  • Identify construction hazards and control measures.
  • Identify WHS communication and reporting processes.
  • Identify WHS incident response procedures.

Course Outline

  • Identifying relevant standards and legislation requirements related to working on a construction site
  • Identifying construction hazards and control measures
  • Identify ways to communicate risks and hazards to superiors and workers on site
  • Applying basic risk management principles and assessment of construction work
  • Identifying responsibilities and rights of workers and supervisors on site
  • Applying safe work practices whilst working on construction sites

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What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards and without this number we cannot issue you your statement of attainment.

If you do not already have a USI please click on the following link to create one.


It is a straight forward process to complete this online and you will require a Driver's Licence, Medicare Card, Australian Passport or Birth Certificate to proceed.




327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Building, Room 1.02 - Evans Deakin Room
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Gold Coast

1 Habana Street
Queensland 4212

Course ID: 7943744 - White Card Brisbane

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  • Award winning training
  • Practical focus
  • Flexible delivery
5 hours
CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry