To work on a construction site in Australia, it is compulsory to have completed a White Card course and hold a current Occupational Health & Safety Certificate. The White Card is a requirement under OH&S Codes of Practice across most jurisdictions and allows individuals to access or be present on construction sites.
Who needs a White Card?
People across construction sites who need to have a ‘CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry’ white card include but are not limited to:
Workers and persons who enter operational construction zones/sites
To put it simply, if you work in, or plan to gain employment in, any role where you will be required to access any construction sites across Australia, you will need to hold a white card.