Required by construction sites across the country, the ‘White Card’ is designed to ensure entry level workers have appropriate occupational health and safety training to ensure their own onsite safety.
However, recently the quality and consistency of the way this training and assessment has been delivered has come under scrutiny, due to reports being received through ASQAs info line (1300 701 801). As a result the VET regulator last week announced its plans to crack down on RTOs who are issuing certification for the unit: CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry.
Particular areas of concern include:
- Courses being delivered that are too short
- Quality of training provided
- Integrity of online assessment methods including the skills such as communication and comprehension being assessed and ensuring the correct identity of the person completing the assessment.
Published November 2012