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.

Strata Community Management Project: Industry Validation

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Consultations March 2021

  • Validation Survey: 16 - 31 March
  • Webinar: 25 March, 12pm

As part of our Strata Community Management Project, we are seeking industry feedback on the proposed CPP40521 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management and units of competency.

The scope of the project also includes deletion of the CPP50316 Diploma of Strata Community Management however, industry consultation is indicating a desire to retain and update this qualification. The CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management will be deleted.

The working group has looked closely at the functions, skills and knowledge covered by the Certificate IV qualification to update and improve occupational outcomes for industry. This work has resulted in changes to the packaging arrangements to better align the qualification with contemporary practices and emerging skills needs in strata community management. Units of competency identified as fundamental to the occupation have been significantly updated and modified to ensure they reflect specific strata community management requirements. All documents for review are available to download on the Strata Community Management Project Page.

We are very interested in hearing your response to the proposed updated Certificate IV. We would also like to hear your opinion on the retention or deletion of the Diploma of Strata Community Management CPP50316. Please provide feedback by C.O.B. Wednesday 31 March 2021.

We will be holding a webinar on Thursday 25 March at midday (AEDT) to discuss the project and expand on how the working group 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.

Surveying and Spatial Information Services

The Surveying and Spatial information Services Project is well underway, and there's a number of ways you can get involved.

The Surveying and Spatial Information Services Questionnaire is open until 8 May 2020. To see the proposed drafts of the qualifications and units of competency, you need to download them from the project page. Then you are able to review proposed changes and comment on them through the questionnaire.

An online consultation on the latest drafts will be held on Thursday 30th April between 2.00 – 3.30 pm. Please register to join. 

For a detailed view of the project, visit the Surveying and Spatial Project Page.

Surveying and Spatial Information Services

The technical advisory group reviewing and updating surveying and spatial information qualifications has recommended some changes to the range of units and qualifications on offer and would like to hear what stakeholders think. Their proposal would remove redundant units and qualifications, creating a more robust framework to cover the full range of highly skilled work performed by surveyors and spatial information technicians.

You can obtain the draft qualifications and units on the project page. A webinar is scheduled for Friday 3 April 2020, 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm to provide an overview of the proposed changes. Register HERE.

We encourage you to provide feedback on the draft qualifications and units of competency using this questionnaire.