WHY CHOOSE START TRAINING FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUCTION – WHITE CARD MELBOURNE?
Start Training are Melbourne’s highest rated Industry Training Organisation and we strive to create a friendly and supportive training environment where students of all experiences and backgrounds can train comfortably and with confidence.
Our highly experienced trainers have a wealth of industry knowledge that ensures you get the best possible training course and our support staff are on hand to assist where needed including our dedicated Student Welfare Officer who can assist with one on one Language, Literature and Numeracy (LLN) training if required.
Although the White Card Melbourne course is a course in basic OH&S, our trainers will endeavour to broaden the knowledge of even the most experienced person in the class, while providing the necessary basic knowledge to those new to the industry. It is all about making sure everyone goes home safe from the workplace.
In Victoria, the only approved way a Victorian RTO can teach a White Card Course is by conducting a face to face course. Interstate RTO’s offer online White Card Courses and WorkSafe Victoria is obliged to recognise the card obtained in this manner, as they are national cards. However, there are construction sites in Victoria who will not allow you to work on their site if you have done an online interstate White Card course and you live in Victoria.
Our White Card Melbourne courses are conducted at our Ferntree Gully and Hoppers Crossing Training Centres.
WHY SHOULDN’T I COMPLETE MY COURSE ONLINE?
There are many organisations that offer online White Card Courses at a reduced price than Start Training. However we have many students come to us after they have completed these courses because they have had problems with either the course or the White Card not being recognised by Victorian Sites. Not all sites in Victoria will accept a White Card that has been completed online and you may be unable to work on site if the site operators do not recognise your online White Card.
Many online White Card courses also require several steps to obtain including an online quiz. Part of the qualification requires you do demonstrate correct use of PPE, to meet this requirement for an online course you may have to video yourself whilst donning PPE to prove competency, this may require you to purchse the PPE and possible webcam yourself and can add time and effort to completing your course.
At Start Training your course will be completed on the day with no extra requirements, the benefits of completing your White Card course with Start Training include:
- No additonal steps required, complete your course in one day
- We supply all required PPE and training materials
- Face to Face teaching using highly experienced trainers
- Our practical component observes a real life operational plumbing stockyard giving you valuable insight to site work and hazards
WHITE CARD MELBOURNE COURSE STRUCTURE
This is a one day classroom based course. The course consists of an interactive presentation conducted by one of Start Trainings highly experienced trainers along with a practical exercise that teaches correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and identification of workplace hazards. The practical component is conducted by observing a real operating plumbing stock yard that has a variety of activites including forklift use, truck and vehicle movements. Course materials are provided. Please let us know if you need assistance with reading or writing.
WHITE CARD COURSE REQUIREMENTS
- Have valid photo identification
- Have basic English skills
- Wear enclosed shoes
WHITE CARD COURSE OUTCOMES
On successful completion of this White Card training course, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion. This will allow you to work in the construction industry while WorkSafe is processing your White Card. You will also receive a State of Attainment for the unit of competency, CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. Start Training will apply for your White Card to WorkSafe on your behalf and this will be sent to you by mail.
ONSITE WHITE CARD COURSE MELBOURNE
If you’re running a business, we can deliver this course onsite at your workplace, saving you time and money. We can deliver the course for groups of 8 people or more in all areas of Melbourne and county Victoria.Please contact us to discuss you companies’ requirements, or call (03) 9756 0244
CONTACT A TRAINING CONSULTANT TO FIND OUT MORE
Follow the steps below to book your course online. If you have any problems with the online booking portal please give one of our Training Consultants a call on (03) 9756 0244.
- 1. Select a course date from the calendar below
- 2. Select how many spots on the course you want to book, 1 per student
- 3. Follow the checkout prompts to pay for and confirm your spot
- 4. Check your email for a booking confirmation and you’re all set
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We conduct our Working at Heights Training at two locations across Melbourne. In the eastern suburbs we train from our facility located at Unit 3, 1825 Ferntree Gully Road, Ferntree Gully while in the western suburbs we conduct Working at Heights Training from our facility at Unit 3, 25-27 Graham Court, Hoppers Crossing.
A food truck visits Start Training’s Ferntree Gully Road facility every weekday (Monday to Friday) at 9.45am. This service offers a wide range of hot and cold food and snacks including sandwiches, pies, fruit, confectionery and drinks.
We have a student kitchen / cafe area with free fresh fruit, free fresh coffee and free biscuits. The kitchen area contains a large fridge, microwaves, toaster and a sandwich press that are free to be used by our students if they wish to bring their own food for the time they are with us.
We have vending machines located in our Ferntree Gully Road facility featuring a selection of drinks and snacks. The drinks vending machine serves Coca Cola, energy drinks and coffee milk amongst others and can accept coins, card (pay pass) and notes ($5 or $10 notes only). We also have a snack machine serving a variety of chips and confectionery which is coin operated only.
There are a number of shops and takeaways within a short distance of our Ferntree Gully facility including bakeries located at the Mountain Gate shopping centre, Red Rooster, On It Burgers, McDonalds, Subway and KFC. If you are unsure about their locations one of our friendly staff can direct you.
Generally our classes begin at 8.00am each day Monday through to Saturday. Some of our classes begin slightly earlier at 7.30am, you will be informed of your class start time via a booking confirmation and a confirmation SMS sent to you a few days prior to your class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your class start time to enable enrolment paperwork to be completed.
Yes, we offer ample breaks throughout the day. Lunch and other shorter regular breaks are provided throughout the day.
We provide all safety equipment necessary for your course including hi-vis vest and hard-hats where applicable. All you need to bring is a sturdy pair of shoes (no thongs please) and adequate clothing. Please note that during winter months the temperatures within our warehouse can be low, please come with sufficient warm clothing on cold weather days.
Yes, once you have been booked in you will receive an e-mail with a workbook and other materials attached. The workbook should be completed prior to attending to ensure maximum time available for practical training. A hardcopy of the workbook and training materials can be provided on request and mailed out to you with sufficient notice.
Yes, you must complete your workbook prior to attending our class. Failure to do so may result you being denied access to your course on the day and a re-booking fee will be applicable. This is to ensure that students get adequate practical training on the machines and that the class isn’t being held up by those who haven’t completed the workbook.
Yes, we have a dedicated Student Welfare Officer that can assist you with your needs. We have successfully trained thousands of students including those with additional requirements. Give us a call on (03) 09756 0244 and ask to speak to one of our Training Consultants who will walk you through the options available.