White Card in Tasmania, the New Induction Card
As part of the process of moving towards a uniform national approach to Occupational Health and Saftey by all states and territories in Australia, the “National Code of Practice – Induction for Construction Work”, was approved for use in Tasmania on 19 August 2009. The code sets the requirements and time frames for induction training for the construction industry which align with the National OHS Strategy 2002 – 2012.
Where can you complete a white card in Tasmania?
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What is a white card?
A “White Card” is the common name given to Construction Site Induction card, a card-sized document which shows the cardholder as having completed standard site induction training or “white card” training in Tasmania. The card has been referred to as a “Blue Card” in Queensland and WA and “Red Card” in Victoria according to the colour of the cards. These cards are now mainly white and are called “White Cards”. Tasmania, ACT and the Northern Territory all get their white cards from the appropriate Workplace Authority.
All Australian States and Territories acknowledge each other’s new and existing (though with some conditions) cards, if your card is supplied under the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work.However, the State Government Organisations see this as disorganised, such that all States decided to generate a National Code of Practice for Induction to Construction Work. This is now being rolled out and will soon lead to a dependable construction training program for staff all over Australia, which is the concern of a nationwide acknowledged “White Card” Tasmania to upgrade the state-dependent cards.
White card training will provide students with the following:
- Knowledge of their rights and obligations under existing Occupational Health and Safety requirements;
- Identify hazards and risks in the workplace;
- Train them to properly address these hazards and risks in addition to predict behaviour of companies and fellow workers on construction sites,
Who has to complete a white card in Tasmania?
Any worker in the construction industry must complete a White Card in Tasmania. Including those who:
- Want to carry out construction work on site – site managers, supervisors, surveyors, trades people, labourers;
- Intend to enter a construction site unaccompanied or not administered by an inducted person;
- Not directly involved in construction but needs to enter construction sites regularly.
How long does it take to complete the course?
You can finish the white card course after approximately 6 hours in a face-to-face setting as required by legislation, or online which takes around 2-4 hours in your home or office. When taking the course online, you may log off as often as you want and log back and continue where you left off.
How much does it cost to complete the course?
To complete the white card Tasmania course, you can pay anywhere between $40-$80, or as much as $100.
What is the minimum age to complete the course?
To complete the white card course in Tasmania, one needs to be over 14 years old. Upon registration, providing proof of identity like birth certificate, citizenship certificate or driver’s licence/learner driver’s licence.