If you are going to be working in the construction industry, then yes, you definitely need a Construction Induction/White Card.
Employers are liable to pay $11,000 if an employee is found on site without a valid white card – employers won’t be keen to hire $11,000 liabilities so make sure you avoid risking this penalty and risking not getting a look in for the job by obtaining your White Card.
What is a White Card?
The card does not expire, although you will need to retrain if you haven’t worked in the construction industry for over 2 years.
How do I get a White Card?
Star Training & Assessing is an RTO offering Construction Induction/White Card courses in WA, QLD and VIC, through face-to-face delivery, on site at your workplace or at a suitable training venue. The course takes approximately 4-6 hours and a statement of attainment will be issued on completion.
The course can be sat before you have been guaranteed a job in the construction industry, giving you brownie points for looking pro-active and thinking ahead when applying for jobs.