Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry - CONISS012

VOCATIONAL

Gain this essential certification with the Construction Industry White Card before pursuing your construction career.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
6 hours
Fees:

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Next intake:
Ongoing
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

Construction Induction (CI) White Card is legally required to work on a construction or building site in Victoria.

By law, under Part 5.1 of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, a person must successfully undertake construction induction training before working at a construction site in Victoria.

You will gain knowledge and awareness of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent industry or harm to self and others. As you will be studying a nationally endorsed unit of competency, you will be contacted by Academic Services regarding the online enrolment steps.

Details

  • OHS legislative requirements
  • Safe work practices
  • Construction hazards and control measures
  • OHS communication and reporting processes
  • Role of designated OHS personnel
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Relevant authorities for reporting hazards and incidents
  • OHS incident response procedures
  • Emergencies, PPE and Fire safety equipment

All relevant course notes will be supplied with comprehensive instructions, exercises and assessments. Please bring photo ID and pen, paper and/or laptop for notetaking.

CI Whitecard is delivered as a single-day course. Classes run between 9am - 4pm on Thursdays. Additional days may become available.

Please refer to the Apply page for Application and Delivery dates.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
Program code: S0142
National curriculum code: CONISS012

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
CI White Card
Bundoora Campus
6 hours
S0142
Location
Bundoora Campus
Duration
6 hours
Plan code
S0142
CRICOS
Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry
Bundoora Campus
6 hours
S0142P22
Location
Bundoora Campus
Duration
6 hours
Plan code
S0142P22
CRICOS

Admissions

There are no minimum academic requirements.

Enrolments will close 1 week prior to class, or when the class is full.

Apply for admission in your preferred month. You can then enrol into your preferred class date. Please only enrol in one class date. 

Fees

2023 fees

This program is only offered as a full-fee program.

  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$175* per annum

Students will not be registered with WorkSafe until full-fee place students have paid in full.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Payments and refunds

Should your specific class be cancelled for any reason you will be notified via email and your fees will be credited towards an alternate date. Should you decide not to choose an alternate study study date, you can apply for a refund of fees paid as per the standard refund process.

If you cannot attend on the day you have enrolled in you will need to drop the class BEFORE the day to ensure that you are not liable for the fees paid.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when it is available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee* for 2023. 
  • *Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.46 per hour.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when it is available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315. 

Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.44 per hour in 2022.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

Frequently asked questions

To attend the class, you MUST BRING Safety boots/Steel cap boots and your RMIT Student Card

If you have the following items, please bring them to the class with you, otherwise, they will be supplied by the teacher:

  • Eye protection – AS/NZS 1337.1
  • Hearing protection – AS/NZS 1270
  • Head protection (hard hat) – AS/NZS 1801
  • High visibility reflective vest – AS/NZS 4602.1

If you are will require PPE for ongoing work projects, we recommend you use your local directory and seek out a safety store, such as RSEA Safety Stores.

If you will only use PPE on a semi-regular basis, you can go to places such as Bunnings, Officeworks or even Lowes, which carry a range of safety products at a reasonable price.

WorkSafe Victoria will mail your white card to the mailing address you provided when you registered for your short course. If you don't receive your card within 5 weeks of completion, please contact WorkSafe Victoria on 1800 136 089.

Please note that your CI White Card will not be issued until you have completed your online enrolment.

Students will not be registered with WorkSafe until all fees are paid.

All students will receive a confirmation letter stating that they have successfully completed the Construction Induction White Card Training at RMIT. This can be used to gain access to worksites until the physical card is sent by WorkSafe Victoria.

Participants will also be issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment for CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.