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In order to get a White Card in any State or Territory, you need to complete the Unit of Competency known as CPCWHS1001. This Unit can only be offered by Registered Training Organisations with this “Unit of Competency” on their Scope of approved courses offered.

What Changes Took Place to White Card Training Delivery in Australia in 2019?

Prior to the changes in 2019,  some State SafeWork Departments had allowed White Cards issued by online RTO’s to be sold across Australia.

In late 2019 this changed so that it is now only possible to get a White Card through an online course if you live in some States, namely Western Australia, Tasmania, and in some rural and remote regions of Queensland. 

In the other States and Territories it is no longer possible to do a White Card course online, instead, you have to go to a classroom based RTO.

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Is the White Card I Get in my State or Territory Accepted in Other States and Territories?

The short answer is - YES.
Read below for more background and information on this, or to view the policy of your particular State or Territory, click on the map here.

OVERVIEW AND CONTEXT of National White Card acceptance:

Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have been working on national standards and training for many years. This work has resulted in a number of agreements and arrangements that have led to the current white card initiative. The Commonwealth, States and Territories are working on further common Occupational Health and Safety arrangements for laws, regulations and Codes of Practice, to be consistent across all States and Territories. View more information here The national approach to construction and building industry safety induction is an early piece of work that will fit under the umbrella of this national approach.


The national approach for the construction and building industry consists of a number of elements, including:
  • national approach to qualifications and the delivery of training
  • national course content – Induction Code of Practice
  • national competency assessment and qualifications– CPCWHS1001: Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
  • nationally registered training organisations (RTOs) – National Audit and Registration Agency
The benefit of the national approach for employees is that once the qualifications have been obtained, people can work in any State or Territory in Australia. There is no need for re-qualification or paying additional fees or charges to work in another State or Territory. Employers also benefit by being confident in new and current employees having attained a satisfactory understanding of risk issues in the industry and that the understanding is shared across the whole workplace. This is even more important where an employer works across sites in more than one State or Territory.


White Card Online, by being available nationally with a consistent approach, delivers on the national approach and offers the greatest potential for common knowledge and industry standards. As we take a national approach, the knowledge, skills and competencies are of national standard, and capable of being used locally or in any State and Territory. The White Card is evidence of having undertaken the necessary training and achieved the necessary competency to be of the White Card standard. *All information is drawn from official websites, however as these websites are subject to change without notice, White Card Online does not take responsibility for information which may be changed from a day to day basis. For more information or clarity contact us during office hours here.