ASQA, CPSISC and Industry Review of White Card Training announced

7th November, 2012

CPSISC, the national Industry Skills Council responsible for the building, construction and property services industries today acknowledged the announcement from the Australian Skills Quality Authority to undertake a strategic review in conjunction with industry and CPSISC of the entry-level occupational/workplace health and safety training commonly known as the White Card.

CPSISC CEO Alan Ross today said “CPSISC will play its role as a member of the White Card Strategic Review Committee to ensure the standards for training the White Card which is required to work on construction sites in Australia, are being met by Registered Training Organisations nationally.

“The Strategic Review will look at the current modes of delivery such as online and face-to-face, the actual learning undertaken and competencies gained whilst undertaking the course, and the assessment of the White Card unit.

“With the emergence of online learning internationally and with the tyranny of distance coming into play in places such as QLD and WA, there has been an emergence of flexible learning, however there needs to be a level of quality to ensure the actual people undertaking the training are learning and being accessed according to quality standards.

“The White Card training of those working in construction is fundamental to a person’s prior learning and knowledge before going on site to ensure they are safe while on the job and this strategic review of the White Card will aim to ensure that quality training standards are maintained to safeguard this result,” said Alan Ross.

Industry queries in relation to their White Card resources can be made by contacting CPSISC at

For media queries contact:

Nick Proud:      Director – Policy and Research, 0408 538 126


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