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CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

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Obtaining a White Card requires the successful completion of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency, delivered by various RTOs around the country . The White Card is an essential feature of construction work in Australia, providing induction safety training for workers. This includes managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople, as well as others with less regular need to access active construction sites. The unit equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enter construction sites. The CPCCWHS1001 project is exploring possible amendments to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency so as to better address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate language and literacy.

Project scope

On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation is reviewing and updating two training package components for the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency. This unit of competency underpins the issuing of a ‘white card’.

The components being considered are the Performance Evidence and Assessment Conditions within the Assessment Requirements with the aim of providing a clear and consistent method of assessment.

In December 2020 consultations were opened to gather industry feedback on the proposed changes recommended by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Responses to the drafted amendments thus far have been predominantly positive, and we’ve gathered valuable feedback from a wide range of stakeholders.

The first round of industry consultation remained open until the 9th of February 2021. The feedback will be considered by the TAG in early March 2021, and we anticipate providing a summary of the findings by the end of that month.

How can I get involved

The proposed changes are still available for your reference. If you would like to comment on the proposed changes, please email your feedback to

Project Due Date: 30th June 2021.