Is the Online White Card nationally accepted?
YES! Since new legislation came into effect on January 1, 2012,
our White Card is now accepted in ALL States.
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New National OH&S laws came into affect on or after 1 January 2012, in Queensland, NSW, ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania, as well as within Commonwealth jurisdictions.
The new national legislation (Work, Health and Safety Act, 2011) states that White Cards to be recognised across all States of Australia.
For those States that have not yet adopted these new laws, (Vic, WA), their laws continue to recognise interstate White Cards.
Below we provide more detailed information relating to each of the individual States, including local regulator websites where relevant:
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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. Download pdf for more information here.
The national approach to construction and building industry safety induction is an early piece of work that will fit within the umbrella of this national approach.
The national approach for 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– CPCCOHS1001A: Work safely in the construction industry
- nationally registered training organisations (RTOs) – National Audit and Registration Agency (Link To White Card Online’s RTO Registration Number)
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.
DELIVERY ON THE NATIONAL APPROACH
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 whitecard is evidence of having undertaken the necessary training and achieved the necessary competency to be of the whitecard 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.
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