You'll need a general construction induction card, commonly called a white card, if any of the following apply:
- you’re employed to carry out work on a construction site
- you enter operational construction zones:
- unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person, or
- due to the demands of your employment.
- you’ve had a white card but haven’t worked in construction for more than 2 years.
Note: A white card can be used in any Australian state or territory.
To hold a white card you must be aged 14 or over.
What you need
- proof of identity documentation
- to undertake construction induction training with a registered training organisation (RTO)
- your payment (the training course fee is set independently by the RTO).
How to apply
- Select the 'Find an RTO' button.
- Undertake the required training.
- When you've successfully completed your training, the RTO will:
- send your application to SafeWork NSW
- give you a statement of training that you can use for 60 days until SafeWork NSW sends you your white card.
- If you have a construction induction card from another Australian state or territory, you can use it in NSW – check to make sure your card is valid.
- Your white card will usually arrive within 30 days – if it doesn't arrive call 13 10 50.
- You need to take part in a safety induction each time you work on a new construction site.
- Always carry your white card with you when you're at work.
Last updated: 2 February 2024