Apply WHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry


This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.

It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.






The unit covers fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

It applies to workers in the construction industry.

This unit also relates directly to the general construction induction training requirements of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and relevant occupational health and safety regulations for Victoria and for Western Australia. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers these induction training requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

It applies to workers in the Construction Industry who are thinking about applying for a QBCC licence. This course is required if QBCC considers your qualification being out of date and will request that this unit is completed alongside the QBCC managerial course, also, this course is a requirements if you are a trainer and assessor who is thinking about training the ‘Whitecard’.

The course requires:

  • Access to the internet
  • A computer or mobile device

Language and Literacy In order to successfully complete this course, you need to have a certain level of language and literacy skills. We recommend that you have at least level 3 skills for this course. If you are unsure of your language and literacy skill level, please try our free LL&N assessment tool.

3.5 – 4 hours depending on experience.

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