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Date PostedApril 18, 2013

White Card Online Upgrades Online Assessment Process

White Card Online recently upgraded their online assessment procedure for the CPPCCOHS1001A “Work Safely in the construction industry”. The course incorporates 15 short answer questions together with verbal questions to beanswered telephonically.

One of Australia’s leading online compliance training Registered Training Organisations (RTO), White Card Online, implemented a recent upgrade to their assessment process for the CPCCOHS1001A “Work safely in the construction industry” the online course.

The new assessment process incorporates both online as well as verbal questions which are answered via telephone in order to facilitate trainee’s learning to verbally report construction site hazards and risks and assess their ability to do so.  This is in addition to the 39 multiple choice questions contained in the previous course.

Peter Cutforth, Director of the course’s parent company Urban eLearning had this to say about the course’s upgrade: “We believe this improvement takes our course to an industry-leading new level amongst our peers of high profile White Card providers online, and sets a new benchmark and yardstick against which other online providers of the construction induction card must now be assessed.”

Cutforth went on to explain that Urban eLearning is taking an important step in lifting the bar in the industry. He went on to state “the governing body for RTO’s in Australia, “ASQA” has recently been looking closely at the quality of the assessment processes for this qualification, through a “Strategic Review” process”.

Urban eLearning has run the White Card Online course since 2009, providing more accessible, convenient and economical training to thousands of Australians, especially in regional areas.

In 2012 the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council released course documentation amending the Skills and Knowledge for the White Card course CPCCOHS1001A by incorporating into the course:

– verbally reporting construction hazards and risks

– communication skills to clarify OHS Legislative requirements

– asking effective questions

– relaying information to others

– explaining OHS legislative requirements,

– explaining the meaning of safety signs and symbols, and

– discussing basic principles of risk management

According to Cutforth White Card Online’s short answer assessments are designed to delve beyond just knowledge and actually assess the trainee’s ability to apply the skills and knowledge gained in real life situations and scenarios that they may find themselves in on a construction site.

Certified trainers assess each trainee’s individual responses and are often required to further discuss their answers in order to confirm to our assessor that the trainee is fully competent.

With the new upgrades we are confident that as the leading RTO we have implemented the most efficient process which is in line with our core value, providing trainees with their White Card in a manner that is both efficient and convenient while sticking to the mandatory requirements laid down by the government for student ID verification and confirmation.

We at Urban eLearning anticipate further enhancements to our online programs as part of our company’s commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Visit http://www.whitecardonline.com.au for more information.


Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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