For Domestic and International Students

Tradecraft Academy (RTO#46039, CRICOS #04157B) offers the nationally recognised CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card) with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers.

Upcoming Workshops

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostDomesticInternational
White Card Workshop12 January 202509:00 am-04:30 pmTradecraft Academy30$150.00

The CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is the latest nationally accredited unit for individuals who want to gain the skills and knowledge required 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.

Perfect for learners who want to join the construction industry in any of the following streams:

  • bricklaying / blocklaying
  • carpentry
  • concreting
  • formwork / falsework
  • demolition
  • steelfixing

Training is delivered via Face-to-Face Learning.

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed in 1 day.

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 6 hours of study depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read the Tradecraft Academy Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

This course is designed to develop your expertise in construction. Among other things, you will learn to:

  • identify construction hazards and risk control measures
  • identify health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • identify incident and emergency response procedures

All learners will be assessed through:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play/stimulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview

There are no formal academic requirements needed for this unit of competency. However, applicants must be 18 years or over.

Numeracy and Literacy

Language, literacy, and numeracy requirements are needed to undertake this course. This is assessed through Tradecraft Academy’s pre-enrolment LLN assessment*. Specifically, students would need the ability to:

  • Use numeracy skills to locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs.
  • Communicate effectively by asking questions to clarify instructions and telling another person about a construction problem or hazard.
  • Read and follow simple pictorial safety instructions and simple safety instructions written in English.*Students who fail the LL&N assessment may still be enrolled to the course if endorsed by the trainer/assessor, and corresponding additional support strategies are in place

Additional requirements for International Students: 

  • Students on student visa enrolling to this course must also meet the following requirements:
    • Must be actively enrolled to a principal course through a registered CRICOS provider
    • Must be on a student visa that allows enrolment to a secondary short course (students will be advised to consult with immigrations prior to enrolment)
    • Must meet the minimum Language skills requirements as outlined in Migration (IMMI 18/015: English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 (Student) Visa) Instrument 2018, unless where exceptions apply:

English Language Tests



Minimum Test Score


International English Language Testing system (IELTS Test)

  1. Overall band score 5.5; or
  2. Overall band score 5 if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
  3. Overall band score of 4.5 if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)

  1. 46; or
  2. 35, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
  3. 32, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (Certificate in Advanced English)

  1. 162; or
  2. 154, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
  3. 147, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)

  1. 42; or
  2. 36, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or
  3. 30, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Occupational English Test (OET)

  • a score of at least B for each test component of the OET.
  • Where English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions apply as per the Migration (IMMI 18/015: English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 (Student) Visa) Instrument 2018, students must pass the LL&N assessment provided by Tradecraft Academy prior to enrolment.

To support you in your new course with Tradecraft Academy, we will provide the following:

  • CPCWHS1001 learning and assessment suite, which includes:
    • Learner Guides
    • Assessment Workbook
  • Additional course readings and resources recommended by trainers such as:
    • Jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements, such as but not limited to:
      • ACT: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
      • NSW: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
      • NT: Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011
      • QLD: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
      • SA: Work Health and Safety Act 2012
      • TAS: Work Health and Safety Act 2012
      • VIC: Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
      • WA: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
    • Australian Dangerous Goods Code
    • Incident and emergency response procedures
    • Health and safety documents, including:
      • Job safety analyses
      • Safe work method statements
      • Safety data sheets
  • An empty medium-sized box, for safe manual handling demonstration
  • Fire safety equipment (or photos of), including:
    • Fire blanket
    • Fire extinguishers, including water, carbon dioxide, powder, and foam
    • Hose reels and mains
  • Personal protective equipment, including:
      • Shielding hand gloves
      • Eye protection, e.g., safety glasses
      • Foot protection, e.g., boots
      • Hard hat
      • Hearing shield, e.g., earplugs
      • Respiratory shield, e.g., mask
      • Safety vest/coat/jacket

To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:

  • A computer or laptop with Internet access
  • Word and PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application

The course covers 1 unit of competency.

  • CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)

The CPCWHS1001 course is available for $150 upfront.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

There are no formal training pathways for this course. Students who complete this course may choose to pursue further studies in the following training packages*:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management
  • Business Services
  • Defence
  • Construction, Plumbing, and Services
  • Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector
  • Furnishing
  • Gas Industry
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Property Services
  • Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector
  • Transport and Logistics

*Not being offered by Tradecraft Academy

Tradecraft Academy has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist students to progress faster through a unit of competency or allow the student full credit.

However, to obtain a white card, a person must successfully complete this training course. Therefore, RPL is not offered for this course.