General Construction Induction Training (White Card) Changes

Tec-NQ has been working with WorkSafe Queensland for the better part of a year to implement their new conditions for general construction induction training (GCIT) (white card) in Queensland.  The final stage of implementation has now taken effect with the introduction of new mandated assessment requirements.
See the information below from WorkSafe Queensland for a summary of the scope of changes. General construction induction training (GCIT) provides important foundational knowledge of work health and safety laws, common site hazards, and information on how to control risks in the construction industry.
Under Queensland laws, anyone carrying out construction work must hold a GCIT card. GCIT cards, also referred to as ‘white cards’, are issued by registered training organisations (RTOs) approved by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), when a student successfully completes the GCIT course (either CPCCWHS1001 or CPCWHS1001). The process involves approved RTOs entering into an agreement with WHSQ, which requires the RTO to comply with certain conditions. New conditions have recently been introduced and RTOs are now required to notify WHSQ of upcoming GCIT courses at least 24 hours before the start of a GCIT course. This means RTOs will no longer be able to offer GCIT to people without prior notice.
The new conditions also:
  • allow GCIT to be delivered face-to-face via connected real time delivery (CRTD) where an RTO is approved to do so
  • requires GCIT trainers are approved by WHSQ
  • caps class sizes at 15 students per trainer
  • requires that the GCIT course runs for a minimum of 4.5 hours
  • requires that RTOs use a mandated GCIT assessment
If you’re working in the construction industry, it is compulsory to complete a nationally recognised General Construction Induction Training course. Previously called a Construction White Card, the course specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. Training is delivered face-to-face for duration of 1 day at our Douglas Campus.
This unit requires the participant 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.
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