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CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Get your essential Construction Induction Card (White Card) to work on building construction sites with our six-hour course.
Building R - Grant Street -SMB
Building R - Grant Street -SMB
2024 Course Dates TBC
Wednesday 8.30am to 4.30pm
No admittance after 8.30 am
1 day full-time (6.5 hours)
All people performing construction work require proof of having completed a general OHS construction induction for the industry. The course provides new building and construction industry workers with the introductory knowledge and skills needed to commence work within the building and construction industry. This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. This includes communication and comprehension skills required to ask effective questions, verbally report hazards, and discuss OHS issues.
This unit covers identifying and reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.
For all TAFE applications; pre-training review questions and a literacy and numeracy review are part of the application process. On the day of training for CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safety in the construction industry the identify of each student must be verified and recorded against accepted proof of identity documents that include: Australian Passport, Drivers Licence, Firearm Licence, Boat Licence, Proof of Age Card, Licence to Perform High Risk Work, Employee Card from a State; Territory or Federal Government Department or Agency, School Photo Id. Obtaining a USI (Unique Student Identifyer) is an entry requirement of all VET courses.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: 410675

National course code: CPCWHS1001

Full Fee place: $160.00 ($105 tuition, $55 materials)


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If what you have learned at work, from other courses, units, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain unit credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

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The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Federation TAFE