CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry: Industry Validation

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Obtaining a White Card requires the successful completion of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency, delivered by various RTOs around the country. The unit equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enter construction sites.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), has commissioned the Construction Industry Reference Committee to consider three issues:

  • updating and strengthening assessment conditions to clearly outline industry endorsed assessment methods. This should include enhancing how performance evidence and knowledge evidence are written to effectively provide consistent methods of assessment and detailing specific assessment conditions
  • including processes regarding learner identity verification
  • providing more information on how to support the needs of students with poor Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills and students with disability

The AISC’s has commissioned this work to address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate consideration for language and literacy.

Project status
A technical advisory group has been formed and proposed changes to the assessment conditions and additional content for the companion volume implementation guide (CVIG). In December 2020 consultations were opened to gather feedback on the proposed changes. The TAG has now considered the feedback and amended its proposed changes accordingly.
All documents relating to the review are available to download on the project web page.

How can I get involved
We are very interested in hearing your response to the proposed updates. Please provide feedback by 9am on Monday 19 April 2021.

We will be holding a webinar on Tuesday 13 April at 2pm (AEDT) to discuss the project and expand on how the TAG designed the current proposal. Please register to attend.

CPCCWHS1001- Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation is reviewing and updating two of the training package components of the above unit of competency. CPCCWHS1001 underpins the issuing of a ‘white card’.  The components being considered are the assessment conditions and the companion volume implementation guide. Further detail is available here.

Artibus Innovation will be holding webinars to discuss this review at 2.00 pm AEDT on:

Thursday 17th December 2020
Thursday 21st January 2021

Click on your preferred date to register.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

The proposed changes are now available for review and comment here until 1 February 2021.

Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package

CPC Release 5.0

The Construction Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has been addressing the directives from the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) February meeting. 
Once these have been resolved, CPC Release 5.0 will proceed to final endorsement by the COAG Skills Council. It is anticipated that the following updated training products will be available on the National Register by October 2020. For more information, see whats happening on the Artibus home page.

Brick, Block and StonemasonryDemolition
Building and ConstructionHigh Risk Work
Construction WaterproofingRigging
Roof TilingScaffolding
Solid PlasteringSteelfixing
Wall and Ceiling LiningCrane Operations
Wall and Floor TilingPainting and Decorating
Construction PathwaysBuilding Design (CPP)