If you’re looking to get your White Card for construction industry work, you might also be wondering just how long does a White Card last?
As a general rule, a White Card is required by anyone who wants to work within the construction industry in Australia. To learn more about the positions that require a White Card, view our article on What Jobs Require a White Card. Today, we answer the question “how long does a White Card last?”, explain how to obtain one, plus a little about how Express Online Training can assist if you lose your White Card. Read on to learn more!
How long does a White Card last?
So, how long is a White Card valid for? The answer is that it remains valid while you are working within the construction industry. This means as long as you continue to work consistently, you shouldn’t need to retake your White Card course. However, if you are out of the industry for two consecutive years or more, your card will become invalid. If your card becomes invalid, you will need to retake the course in order to obtain a valid White Card, again. This applies to all states and territories within Australia.
How to obtain a White Card
You can obtain a White Card by completing a White Card course through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Express Online Training. For a few lucky Australian states, a White Card can be obtained through an online course. These states are Western Australia, Tasmania, and Queensland. Please note that online classes for the QLD White Card are currently only available for all Queensland residents. until the 31st of December 2020. However, if a candidate resides more than 100km from their nearest White Card training RTO in Queensland, they will still be allowed to complete the course online after this date.
For all other states and territories, a White Card course must currently be taken in a face-to-face setting.
What happens if I lost my White Card?
If you have lost your White Card, or it has become damaged, Express Online Training can offer our assistance. Through WorkSafe QLD, we can provide you with a new White Card, recognised across all Australian states and territories.
We hope this article has helped to answer your question of how long does a White Card last? If you are interested in obtaining a White Card, why not consider Express Online Training? We also offer RSA, RSG/RCG, RMLV and licensee courses.