White Card

Course Code: CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Looking for an affordable, reliable and certified white card Newcastle training? You’ve come to the right place.

As Newcastle continues looking to transform into a smart, liveable and sustainable global city, there are many construction projects going ahead, with over $116 million worth of capital works planned for this year alone. At Leading Safety Training, we see it as our duty to support the development of Newcastle and the Hunter region through our expert safety training programs. We offer exceptional white card training Newcastle offerings, to ensure each construction site worker is well-equipped with the correct safety training and

If you are looking to work in the construction industry in Newcastle or anywhere in NSW, you will be required to attain your white card.

This is a legislative requirement to ensure best practices of construction workplace health and safety are followed and every individual can reduce their risk of harm on the job. Leading Safety Training is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) by Safe Work NSW that delivers engaging and in-depth white card Newcastle training courses. Our courses are run by highly qualified and knowledgeable experts who offer experience in the construction industry and training prospective workers in workplace health and safety practices.


No hidden fees or add on costs


Registered Training Organisation

Course delivered by Coastal OHS Services RTO No 91577

1 Day

Completed in 6.5 hours

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Leading Safety Training comprises a team of passionate leaders in safety and white card training Newcastle. We can deliver our courses face-to-face in our Newcastle training centre, or online via Zoom. Additionally, we are able to deliver on site white cards all over the region and across the state. We firmly believe that our white card course Newcastle training is exceptional – not only does it meet legislative requirements, but the course delivers an engaging and informative day that will equip you with the correct learning to keep you safe on the job for your whole career.

Whether you’re a young student starting out, or an experienced professional seeking to renew their training, Leading Safety Training will provide you with fantastic white card training in Newcastle.

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What’s Involved in White Card Training Newcastle?


Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.



Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.


Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.

Course Outcomes

  Course Duration

Minimum Course Duration is 6 hours, 45 minutes. The course time includes two fifteen-minute breaks.



The course includes written, verbal, and practical assessments.

  Course Awards

Students who complete the course get a Statement of Attainment and SafeWork NSW Statement of Training. The SafeWork NSW Statement of Training allows participants to work straight away, and SafeWork NSW will send out their White Card within 60 days.


Course Requirements

Evidence of Identity

The minimum participant age for the course is 14 years old. A school Photo ID Card can confirm evidence of identity for high school students. Any other participants wishing to attend must bring 100 points of identity. The documents are audited at the beginning of the course. The following combinations are accepted:

• High School Students only – School Photo ID Card or
• Passport plus Australian driver’s license or
• Full Australian birth certificate plus Australian driver’s license or
• Australian driver’s license plus Medicare card plus bank card plus a utility bill or phone bill or car rego papers.

Please visit the SafeWork Australia Evidence of Identity guide for more information.

Student Information

Before booking a course, you should be aware of our refund policy, complaints/appeals processes, student support, your responsibilities and rights as a student. This information and more is available on our Student Information page. Please let us know, before enrolment, about any special needs you may have for you to successfully complete your course. You may wish to attempt a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment to find out if you need special support. This LLN assessment is available on request. We may ask you to complete this LLN assessment before course enrolment.

Unique Student Identifier

The Australian Government requires ALL students to register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). It is easy and fast to do. Students must bring their USI number to the course, including the exact name they used to register for the USI. A White Card or Statement of Attainment can not be issued unless a valid USI is received.

Newcastle Training FAQ

How Much Does It Cost to Get Your White Card in Newcastle?

Leading Safety Training offer white card Newcastle training for just $120. These costs include delivering you with the appropriate skills and approval for your white card training Newcastle certification. With no hidden fees, no additional charges and an upfront and transparent pricing model, our main priority is not charging exorbitant fees for white card courses in Newcastle. Our aim is to purely provide the Newcastle and Hunter Region with qualified, knowledgeable and safe construction site workers.


How Do I Get A White Card in Newcastle?

Qualifying for a white card is relatively straight forward – all you have to do is book in for your white card course Newcastle with Leading Safety Training and we’ll take care of the rest!  We provide white card course Newcastle training, as well as throughout the rest of the state. This certified training can be delivered face-to-face in Newcastle and other surrounding locations such as Singleton and Central Coast, or online via Zoom.

You will need to find a certified training organisation, such as Leading Safety Training, to undertake the appropriate general construction induction training and get your white card.

This course will take you through basic construction health and safety training and is mandatory for anyone who works and wishes to work in the construction industry in Newcastle. Some may also have previously known this course as attaining the Blue Card, Red Card or Green Card.


What Is A White Card Used For?

A white card, also known as a general construction induction card, is a requirement for all workers who conduct themselves on a construction site in Newcastle and NSW. The white card course Newcastle educates students on important topics about health and safety in the workplace. Having the appropriate training and white card accreditation aims to reduce the risk of causing or experiencing an accident on-site. This process of training and accreditation ensures there is less risk of on-site accidents through individual and collective education.

During our white card training, students will develop a comprehensive awareness of Work Health & Safety legislative requirements, the basics of risks management and injury and illness prevention best practices in the construction sector. This training is designed to mitigate risks that cause injuries and fatalities in the workplace and raise awareness of the best practices while working on construction sites.


How Long Does A White Card Last in Newcastle?

Your white card training lasts as long as your career in the construction industry lasts. 

Under the current Newcastle legislation, once you receive your white card certification it will be valid until you finish working in the industry. That being said, if you don’t work in the industry for two consecutive years, you will need to complete a new set of training and refresh your knowledge to renew your white card.


Can I Get A White Card Online? 

If you live or work in NSW, you can complete your white card training and certification through virtual courses, via Zoom. At Leading Safety Training, we can deliver our white card course both face to face and online via Zoom.


Can I Get A White Card During COVID-19? 

These unprecedented times have not halted our passion for safety and delivering exceptional white card Newcastle training. We are taking extra precautions for our students and trainers to maintain a safe environment, so you can still get your white card during COVID-19 in healthy and protected learning space in Newcastle.  Our physical locations across Newcastle are fully operational, as well as our virtual courses. You can choose to complete the course for white card certification online via Zoom.


Who Needs A White Card?

The simple answer: Anyone who works on a construction site in NSW. No ifs or buts!

In Newcastle, a current white card is necessary for anyone who works in the construction industry. This means labourers, surveyors, tradespeople and even site managers need to undertake the white card course in Newcastle. If you access operational construction zones unaccompanied and not directly supervises you will also be required to possess a white card. In addition to this, employees whose work requires them to enter active construction sites on a routine basis will also need complete white card training and certification.