Apply for a general construction induction card
A general construction induction card (formally known as the blue card), is issued to a person who successfully completes training and assessment in the unit of competency - CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry.
Step two - The RTO will issue the general construction induction card to the applicant on successful completion of training and assessment.
Replacement procedure - What do I do if I have lost my card?
Identify the RTO that issued your general construction induction or blue card and contact them to have it replaced.
If the RTO is no longer operating, you will need to provide a statement of attainment (for course 30215QLD or CPCCOHS1001A) issued by the RTO and present it to another RTO who may be able to re-issue you a general construction induction card. Contact the RTO to discuss fee and application details.
If you have forgotten who the RTO was who first provided you with the training and assessment and you do not have your statement of attainment, you will be required to complete training and assessment again by contacting a RTO.
How does the change to a general construction induction card affect me if I already have a blue card?
If you already have a blue card, you do not need to change to a general construction induction card. Only if your blue card becomes lost, damaged or destroyed, do you need to follow the replacement procedure. Your card will then be replaced with the general construction induction card, generally without the need to complete the new course CPCCOHS1001A.
Interstate recognition of General Safety Induction cards
- Old style NSW green cards that are actually "green" in colour are no longer valid in NSW or recognised in other jurisdictions. You will be required to attend a Construction Induction - CPCCOHS1001A Work safety in the construction industry to obtain a valid "white" card.
- Queensland construction induction cards (including the former 'blue' cards) are also accepted throughout Australia.
The following construction induction cards are recognised in Queensland and vice versa:
Victorian construction induction cards
New South Wales Construction induction card
Australian Capital Territory Construction induction card
South Australia Construction induction card
Tasmania Construction induction card
Western Australia Construction induction card
Northern Territory Construction induction card
- Red Card issued prior to July 2008 may vary in colour and presentation but are uniquely numbered and must carry the Foundation for Safety logo shown below.
- White Card issued after 30 June 2008 carry the Work Safe Victoria logo and must include the following information.
NSW 'green cards' are no longer valid in NSW and are not recognised in Queensland.
The following cards are recognised in Queensland.
Sample NSW Construction Induction Card issued under the WHS Regulation (from 1 January 2012)
Sample NSW Construction Induction Card (1 September 2009 - 31December 2011)
Sample NSW Construction Induction Card (29 March 2004 – 31 August 2009)
Includes an older style card and the new WA card.