NSW White Card Course


A General Construction Induction Card (commonly known as your White Card) is for anyone who is required to work on a construction site. This is a mandatory requirement to work across states and territories of Australia.

Upskill Institute is a SafeWork NSW (RTO800520) approved training provider. On completion of this course, you will be issued with a SafeWork NSW Statement of Training certificate whilst you wait for your nationally recognised General Construction Induction Training Card (White Card) to arrive.

We offer same day certification! You will be ready to commence work when you leave the classroom!

Check out our White Card Online Course by Upskill Institute if you want to do the training 100% online. Get your White Card in NSW today!

White Card Training in Sydney Upskill Institute

Looking for a white card course near you? Our White Card  course in NSW will help you gain the skills and knowledge required to enter or work safely within the construction industry by identifying & understanding:

  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • What are control measures?
  • What is duty of care?
  • How to assess and respond to emergencies?
  • Who to report incidents to?
  • What are the different safety signs and symbols used?
  • What is the hierarchy of construction hazard controls?

This course covers current health and safety legislative requirements, personal awareness, and the basic principles of risk management for working in the construction industry.

As part of our white card training program, you will be required to correctly select and fit common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

This course has specific ID requirements. Please familiarise yourself with this requirement prior to attending the course as the incorrect or wrong ID can result in you not being able to complete the course on your scheduled day, full course fee payable to reschedule.

Please note Upskill Institute course requires students undertaking the white card course in Sydney to::

  • Be at least 14 years of age to participate in the training course
  • Provide a USI (
  • Provide original ID documents that add up to at least 100 points of ID in line with SafeWork NSW ID points table – click here to view ID points table. Within these documents, you must be able to show your photo ID, date of birth, signature, and current residential address. Other exceptions to the ID requirements are covered in the Evidence of Identity form if required
  • Have physical capacity to demonstrate the correct donning and removing of PPE for assessment
  • Successfully complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. This course combines plain English, videos, photos, and verbal questioning to ensure all learners can have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. Assessments MUST be completed in English and with no further assistance. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our office to discuss your training needs prior to making any course online booking. No refund of course fees will paid due failure to complete the course once it has commenced. If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the advertised course cost less SafeWork NSW card fees
  • Students who are in Australia on a student visa (subclass 500) need to enrol with a CRICOS registered RTO. Upskill Institute is not CRICOS registered.

More information about this course can be here on the SafeWork NSW website.

Our white card course consists of one day attendance (up to 7.5 hours) of face-to-face classroom-based training, theory/practical assessments and allocated breaks.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

  • SafeWork NSW GIT issued card: SafeWork NSW do not allow for this to be issued via recognition of prior learning.

Enrolment in the white card Sydney course is made with Upskill Institute Pty Ltd a Registered Training Organisation RTO 45708.

Please refer to the student handbook for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Refund Policy

Learners who give notice to cancel their enrolment seven (7) days or more prior to the commencement of a program, will be entitled to a refund of fees paid less bank transaction and administration fees (10% of course cost).

Learners who give notice to cancel their enrolment less than seven (7) days  but not within 48 hours of course commencement will be entitled to a 50% refund of fees paid. The amount retained by Upskill Institute is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the learners’ initial intention to undertake the training.

Learners who cancel their enrolment within 48 hours of course commencement or less will not be entitled to a refund of fees.

Learners who have previously requested a course to be rescheduled and wish to cancel the same course at a later stage, will not be entitled to refund of fees.

Where a learner has purchased a text or training workbooks and subsequently cancels, Upskill Institute will not refund monies for the text.

If Upskill Institute cancel a course at any time, participants will be offered the option to reschedule to an alternative class (at no extra cost) or receive a full refund of the course fees. No additional monies will be reimbursed to the participant for any other expenses incurred, or inconvenience caused.

If a refund is approved, funds will be made by the same means with which the original payment was made (i.e. EFTPOS payment would result in an EFTPOS refund) and will be made to the same person that made payment. If a third party paid the course fee, the third party will be refunded the course fee.

Certificates cannot be issued until all AVETMISS and USI information has been confirmed (where required) and all course paperwork requirements have been completed.

All requests for a refund must be emailed to


Learners who cancel their enrolment part way through a training program must notify Upskill Institute in writing via email or letter at the earliest opportunity. Learners who cancel their enrolment after a training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees. Learners are advised to consider alternative options such as requesting to suspend their enrolment and re-commencing in another scheduled training program.

Learners who require replacement of issued text or training workbooks will be liable for additional charges to cover the cost of replacement. For a full list of replacement charges please refer to Upskill Institute schedule of fees and charges.

All requests for a refund must be emailed to


Requests for transfers to alternate courses can be arranged if Upskill Institute is advised in writing more than 48 hours prior to the course commencement date and subject to availability. One transfer will be accepted without charge where Upskill Institute has been notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled commencement date. All subsequent transfers will attract an administration charge of $55.00 if notice is provided.

No rescheduling of a course is available within 48 hours of commencement.


$119.00 $99 (includes $27 SafeWork NSW fee)

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Frequently Asked Questions

People who require a White Card include:

  • Those who regularly access operational construction zones without direct supervision.
  • Site managers, surveyors, supervisors, labourers, and tradespeople actively working on construction sites.
  • Individuals whose employment necessitates routine entry into construction zones (e.g., delivery drivers for construction companies).
  • Anyone over the age of 14 who frequently enters a construction zone, provided they have proper identification and attend the training class.

Learn more on our blog: Who Needs A White Card?

Yes, obtaining a White Card is considered relatively easy. It involves completing an approved construction safety training course through a registered training organisation. The assessments are straightforward, especially if you have a reasonable understanding of English. Once obtained, the White Card remains valid nationally for as long as you continue to work in the Australian construction industry.

Learn more on our blog: Is Getting the White Card Easy?

Yes, the White Card is valid for all of Australia. It is recognized and accepted nationwide, regardless of the state or territory where it was obtained.

Learn more on our blog: Is The White Card Valid For All Of Australia

The White Card Course is crucial because it prepares individuals for safety in the construction industry. It covers vital aspects like risk management, reducing work-related injuries, and ensuring safety on construction sites. This training is a mandatory requirement for working in the construction industry in Australia.

Learn more on our blog: Why Is The White Card Course Important?

A White Card, also known as a general construction induction card, is a mandatory certification in Australia, demonstrating that individuals have completed training in worksite hazards, risk control, and safe work practices, allowing them to work safely on construction sites. It serves as proof of competency for those seeking employment in the construction industry.

Learn more on our blog: What Does a White Card Do?

Yes, it is compulsory to carry your White Card at all times when working on a construction site or accessing operational construction zones without supervision, as it serves as proof of completing mandatory safety induction training and demonstrates your commitment to safety, meeting legal requirements in many states and territories. Failure to have your card may lead to consequences such as potential job loss, delays in investigations, and fines.

Learn more on our blog: Do I Need to Carry My White Card at All Times?

With a White Card, you can apply for various jobs in the construction industry. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you can pursue roles such as bricklayer, carpenter, electrician, plumber, concreter, heavy machinery driver, forklift driver, foreman, surveyor, supervisor, construction labourer, site cleaner, waste management operative, and traffic controller. The type of job opportunities available to you will be influenced by both your trade qualifications and the possession of a White Card.

Learn more on our blog: What Jobs Can You Get with a White Card?

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