White Card opens employment doors


Johanne Garvey, Baron Kelly and Jordan Garbellini with their White Cards.
Johanne Garvey, Baron Kelly and Jordan Garbellini with their White Cards.

The White Card, or Construction Induction Training Card, is designed to build future employment capacity in Natural Resource Management.

A Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) initiative, the White Card covers the National Code of Practice for construction work and has been endorsed by Safe Work Australia. It covers risks and hazards in the workplace and delivers a nationally consistent approach to construction training given to workers across Australia.

“There is more opportunity for jobs with a White Card – it’s for life,” said community member Baron Kelly said.

PHCC chairman Andy Gulliver said the risk assessment training covered is applicable for on-ground works such as those undertaken by the PHCC and the Noongar community members on Landcare projects.

“White Cards from any Australian state or territory are recognised nationally and are a key factor in accessing jobs,” he said.

“The practical training addresses a barrier identified by our community.

“It benefits both the PHCC and the participants of the course as we can do more together to manage the catchment’s natural resources.”