To work on any construction site in Australia it is a legal requirement that everyone holds a current General Induction Card, also known as a "White Card".
In 2009 the General Induction (Blue Card) training course for construction work was modified to comply with a new nationally agreed model. From 1 July 2009 onwards, participants who complete this modified training will receive a Construction White Card.
The aim of a General Induction (White Card) is to provide basic health and safety education to all persons working within the building and construction industry. The course also covers risk management, legislative requirements and responsibilities and a host of other relevant information that will help you work safely and efficiently on the job.
The White Card is now nationally recognised and valid for use on all construction sites in Australia.
IMPORTANT - Please note:
Mutual recognition of interstate induction cards -
Queensland recognises construction induction cards from all states and territories. This means that interstate construction induction cards are recognised as evidence of meeting requirements for general health and safety induction training for construction work under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008.
A person holding a current general construction induction card from another jurisdiction will not need to undertake general induction training for construction work in Queensland and will not need to obtain a Queensland construction induction card.