Police are concerned that hundreds of people could be working illegally on building sites, after it was discovered that a Sydney man was paid to sit for tests for certificates to fraudulently obtain construction induction cards for workers with limited English speaking abilities.
Presumably the workers could not pass the White Card course themselves because of the language barrier, which is why Kelvin Fong did it for them.
Construction induction training also known as white card training is mandatory for all construction workers, throughout Australia.
The 37 year old man was jailed for at least 6 months after he procured as many as 400 construction induction cards for unqualified workers. The magistrate described the offence as “breathtakingly serious” which is understandable given that he was putting not only the workers themselves at risk but every single person on the site with them, as well as the public.
No need to obtain your White Card fraudulently when the course is affordable and simple to pass, given you are proficient in English and can complete a short online and telephone based verbal assessment. As a reputable and industry leading Registered Training Organisation, having issued hundreds of thousands of White Cards, we also have recognition software to avoid incidents of fraud.