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 White Card is an essential feature of construction work in Australia, providing induction safety training for workers. This includes managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople, as well as others with less regular need to access active construction sites. The unit equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enter construction sites. The CPCCWHS1001 project is exploring possible amendments to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency so as to better address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate language and literacy.
Case for Endorsement
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the Construction, Plumbing and Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to review CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry with the aim to:
- include processes regarding learner identity verification
- provide more information on how to support the needs of students with poor Language Literacy and Numeracy skills and students with disability
- update and strengthen 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.
Project Due Date: 30 June 2021.
On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation is reviewing and updating two training package components for the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency. This unit of competency underpins the issuing of a ‘white card’.
The components being considered are the Performance Evidence and Assessment Conditions within the Assessment Requirements with the aim of providing a clear and consistent method of assessment.
In December 2020 consultations were opened to gather industry feedback on the proposed changes recommended by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Responses to the drafted amendments thus far have been predominantly positive, and we’ve gathered valuable feedback from a wide range of stakeholders.
The first round of industry consultation remained open until the 9th of February 2021. The feedback will be considered by the TAG in early March 2021, and we anticipate providing a summary of the findings by the end of that month.
How can I get involved
Webinar: Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM Hobart. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Register here.
The proposed changes are still available for your reference. If you would like to comment on the proposed changes, please email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Due Date: 30th June 2021.
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), commissioned the construction Industry Reference Committee to consider three issues:
- 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, and
- 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.
The AISC’s has commissioned this work to address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate language and literacy.
A technical advisory group has considered the feedback received from the Draft 1 consultation round and has amended its proposed changes accordingly.
A feedback register and the TAGs response is available for downloading.
How can I get involved
We are very interested in hearing your response to the proposed updates. Please provide feedback by 9am Monday 19th April, 2021 by completing the validation questionnaire (link below).
Thankyou to those who attended our validation webinars. A copy of the presentation can obtained from the downloads section below.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND FEEDBACKIndustry validation survey
CURRENT PROJECT DOWNLOADSCPCCWHS1001 Standalone CVIG
Presentation CPCCWHS1001 Validation
Proposed CPCCWHS1001 Assessment Requirements