Construction Induction Training (CIT/White Card)

Eligible students can now enrol in CIT/White Card training with Master Builders for free under Skills First funding. Refer to the course information sheet to check eligibility conditions or call Master Builders Training Institute on (03) 9411 4555.

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry with this white card course in Melbourne. This accredited short course is delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935). For detailed course and fee information, please view the white card Course Information Sheet.

Who is this course designed for?

Construction Induction Training (White Card) is compulsory for any person employed or engaged to perform construction work in the building and construction industry. Possession of an induction card is a mandatory legal requirement for all those who carry out construction work, including site managers, supervisors, surveyors, tradespeople and labourers. White card training delivered by Master Builders covers all basic operational and safety procedures needed to work on construction sites.

The course is delivered face to face over 1 day (8 hours including break). This includes the assessment that students are required to sit at the end of the day.

Each participant who completes the Construction Induction Training (CIT/White Card) course will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO Provider No. 3935) for the unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

After successful completion of the course, Master Builders notifies WorkSafe Victoria which issues the standard Construction Induction Training Card (White Card).

Items you must bring on the day

When attending this Nationally Recognised Training course, you are required to bring the following items:

  1. Due to Coronavirus restrictions you are required to bring your own PPE for the PPE Demonstration Assessment task including-
    • Hard hat
    • High visibility retro-reflective vest
    • Eye protection (for example, safety glasses)
    • Hearing protection (for example, disposable yellow earplugs)

    These PPE must meet the Australian Standard.

  2. You must bring pen and notebook to class.
  3. In addition, you must bring evidence of entitlement to study in Australia to your class (not necessary if you have already presented this to Master Builders).

For participants under Visa Class 500 – Please note that we are not covered by CRICOS, and due to the visa condition 8202 we will be unable to provide training to you. If on the day of training we discover that  you are ineligible unfortunately we will be unable to issue a refund for the course payment.

If you are concerned that this condition may affect you please contact us prior to your course start date.

Photo ID Other ID Enough?
A current Australian or New Zealand passport Nothing else needed


Current driver’s licence


Current Keypass or other ‘proof of age’ card with photo


a current green Medicare card
Passport from another country
Australian Birth Certificate (not Birth Extract)
Formal documentation issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirming permanent residence
Naturalisation certificate


ImportantIf you are unable to provide the correct ID, we cannot issue you with your Statement of Attainment and WorkSafe cannot issue you with a White Card.

Learning outcomes

Students that complete this white card course will gain necessary skills and knowledge on the following topics:

  • Rights and responsibilities under OHS law
  • Common hazards and risks in the construction industry
  • Basic risk management principles
  • Communicating and reporting OHS issues
  • Incident response.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course however the following requirements are mandatory:

  • This course is delivered and assessed in English. You must have basic English speaking and listening skills to complete the training successfully. If you need help with English reading and writing, we can assist you with the assessment tasks. Please contact the Training Department for further advice on 9411 4555.
  • You must bring photographic proof of identity on the day of training, e.g. driver’s license or passport.
  • If you are under 18, you must have a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. Please contact the Training Department for further advice on 9411 4555.
  • You must be turning 16 or over in the year of enrolment into the Short Course.
  • If accessing Skills First funding for this course- You must ensure prior to enrolling, that you have not previously completed any funded Construction Industry Skill Set (Refer to Appendix 1 of the Course Information Sheet).
  • You must supply your own PPE.

Conditions to access Skills First funding for this Skill Set

You may only receive a Skills First entitlement in relation to one Construction Industry Skill Set (Refer to Appendix 1 of the Course Information Sheet).

If you have already completed a funded Construction Industry Skill Set (Refer to Appendix 1), you will NOT be able to claim a subsidy for this course.

In order to be an Eligible Individual in respect to this training, an individual must be:

a) either:

  1. an Australian citizen;
  2. a holder of a permanent visa; or
  3. a New Zealand citizen;

b) not:

  1. a student enrolled in a school.
  2. not a prisoner held at a prison,
  3. a person who is detained under the Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic), or the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) or the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) at the Thomas Embling Hospital; or
  4. a person who is detained (other than on weekend detention) under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic) or the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) or who is held on remand in one or more of the following youth justice facilities (Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre; Parkville Youth Residential Centre; or Melbourne Youth Justice Centre).

IMPORTANT: If you are eligible to access the government subsidy for this Construction Industry Skill Set, doing so will not otherwise impact your future Entitlement to Funded Training.

Construction Induction Training following Coronavirus restrictions

Following hygiene and social distancing rules will be enforced by Master Builders to ensure a COVID safe environment for all staff and students-

  • Facilities and equipment will be regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Classroom will have more space between people and between desks/workstations. Students and staff to adhere to 1.5 metre physical distancing at all times
  • All students and staff are requested to practice good hygiene as per DHHS guidelines.
  • Anyone who is unwell or is required to self-isolate is requested to stay at home and not attend the training.
  • All students and staff are required to bring their food and water with them. Cups, glasses, crockery and cutlery will not be provided at the training facility.
  • Contact less signing in system in place for the participants accessing the facility. Body temperature will be monitored by one of our staff at the time of signing-in.

Unit of Competency

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


“The training provided by MBA is more than sufficient to prepare myself for the workforce. It is well structured and relevant to the industry. In addition it is current with a high focus on trainee compliance and strong outcomes.”

Jeremy Dixon, Rail Project Victoria

“The content is delivered by industry experts that relate it back to your background, making the content easier to understand and learn.” (2019)

Andrew Christian Porco, Icon Construction

“Our trainer was informative and interactive with great theory and detailed information including case studies. I really enjoyed it!” (2019)

Emily Poulton, Baytech Industrial

“Great course delivery. Easy and interesting to follow with current and relevant workplace examples. Provides a lot of useful information in a day-long course” (2018)

Justina Ding, Metrobuild Pty Ltd.

“I’m new to the construction industry and have been working in a drafting capacity. I found the White Card course an excellent overview to give an introductory understanding to the hazards and safety requirements to enter a construction site.” (2018)

Lucy Allnutt, Jacaranda Industries