How Do I get My White Card? – is the question people type in Google, and often ring us about!
Australian States have adopted a national white card qualification that enables workers entry to construction sites. Previously States had different colour cards and different qualifications. Now all States adopt and accept the White Card.
How you get a white card?
That will depend on the state you are living in and the requirements there. There are a few options.
1. Attend face to face training in the area local to you. The costs between $90 to $160 and basically requires you spending the whole day away from your job.
2. Complete the white card course online. Benefits include doing the course conveniently, in your home and your best time. You are able to complete parts of the course day or night. The system knows where your up to each time.
Prices vary considerably.
The White Card course is $38.50.
If your intention is to work on construction sites, it does not matter what type of work, everyone needs a white card. Having a white card is proof that you did the course on occupational health and safety and know enough that you don’t hurt others or yourself . Sometimes you might have to obtain a white card to enter construction sites even though you will not work there.
The white card was called a blue card or green card or red card dependant on which Australian State you lived. Sometimes the card was coloured eg the green card was green. The card is now white and valid for all Australian states and territories. This makes it much easier for those who work in different states. You only require one card instead of 2-3 cards and 2-3 courses.
In Qld, the card is still often referred to as the bule card even though they mean the white card. They are both the same. The green card and red cards are also now white cards or construction white card.