If you’ve received your white card in New South Wales, can you use it in another Australian state or territory? Does the range of cards issued and accepted in each part of Australia differ? If you’ve passed GIT training in one territory and you move, do cards issued under previous authorities become invalid? Find out now in this blog from Skillsify. 

What Is The White Card?

The “white card” is a term used to refer to General Construction Induction Training (GIT) cards. A General Construction Induction Card certifies that a particular individual has undertaken the proper training related to construction work health and safety regulations in their state or territory.

White cards issued under corresponding work training programs are required for any individual who will be working on an active construction site, and ensures that they understand the basic work health and safety requirements for working in such an area.

Is The White Card Valid For All Of Australia?

Yes. Whether you received your training in Western Australia or Northern Territory, for example, NSW recognises all interstate cards issued by authorities in these areas issued under previous arrangements, including white cards. As a rule, training GIT cards issued in any territory or state in Australia will be mutually-recognised by every other state and territory. 

This means that you will not have to retake general construction induction training or a white card course. Thanks to today’s health and safety legislation and regulation requirements, you will be able to transfer your white card between states and territories once you’ve earned it. 

How Do I Get A White Card? 

With today’s interstate general construction induction regulations, working in different states and territories in Australia is easy once you get your white card. But how do you get a white card? 

To get a white card, you need to take General Construction Induction Training (GIT) from an institution that is recognised as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The process of undergoing training and obtaining your white card can vary depending on your state and territory, and the RTO you work with for training.

For example, states like Queensland and Western Australia allow RTOs to offer GIT and white cards with online courses, while others like NSW do not allow online training, and require in-person GIT for individuals to obtain their white cards.

Find An RTO & Get The Training You Need With Skillsify 

At Skillsify, we work in partnership with RTOs that offer white card training in NSW. If you need a white card to begin working in the construction industry, we’re here to help. Through Skillsify, you can work with an RTO near you to obtain your white card. We offer low rates and same-day certification. 

So don’t wait. You can see our full list of training courses here and book online today, or contact us if you have any more questions about what we have to offer in Sydney, Liverpool, and Arncliffe.