White Card FAQS

The White Card course (CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry) is a mandatory requirement for anyone who wants to work in the construction industry. The White Card course is nationally recognised and can be done online with Blue Dog Training. The course generally takes around six hours to complete. It is easy to use and built for convenience.

White Card Online

Yes. As of December 4th 2017, additional assessment requirements were added to the White Card course in response to changes to mandatory Government legislation.

All White Cards are mutually recognised in each state of Australia.

We require one form of photographic identification such as a current and valid copy of:

  • Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • School Identity Card
  • Proof of Age Card


Three other forms of identification such as:

  • Medicare Card
  • Credit Card
  • Public utility account, Electricity, Gas, Water or land line telephone account, one of which must show your current address.

The course is designed as a six hour program. It is a self-paced course and if you have previous experience you can move through the course quickly.

You can start and stop your training as many times as you like and your completed work will be recorded ready for your next visit.

Blue Dog Training offers online assistance at all stages of the course. Clients with reading difficulties can use the unique Blue Dog Training audio capability. Audio is available for all learning resources and assessments items. Receiving assistance from anyone other than Blue Dog Training staff is prohibited.

If you received your original White Card from Blue Dog Training we can assist you to get a new one at a cost of $44. Simply contact us on 07 3166 3900.

  • Credit Card
  • Direct Deposit
  • Cash
  • Money Order/Bank Cheque

The old Blue Card is still valid as long as the holder has not been out of the construction industry for a period of two years or more.

We will post your White Card the same business day you complete your course.

Your White Card will not expire, however if you have been out of the construction industry for a period of two years or more you will need to redo the course.

White Card Face to Face

Due to changes introduced by the QLD State Government, Queensland White Cards are no longer able to be completed online. Instead, learners in QLD must attend face to face training in order to receive a Queensland issued White Card.

If you are attending a group session or onsite training, the course will take 4 hours with a short break halfway. Walk-In sessions will take between 2-6 hours depending on your prior knowledge.

Credit Card

Direct Deposit



Money order/Bank cheque

You will need to bring 100 Points of Identification

Walk-in sessions allow the learner to come in at any time between 8am-12pm and complete the course with the assistance of a trainer. Group sessions are delivered in groups of several people. Assistance and training will be provided and the QLD White Card will be issued upon successful completion.

Our walk-in sessions are held at our Milton office any time between the hours of 8am and 12am. Our group sessions vary depending on group numbers.

Yes! A trainer can visit your school or business and provide onsite training. Minimum numbers for onsite training are negotiable depending on location.

We will provide you with all the necessary stationery and learning materials. You’ll just need to bring a form of payment and the necessary 100 Points of Identification.

Apprenticeship FAQS

Blue Dog Training provide high-quality, award-winning training for apprentices completing their Certificate III in Engineering (MEM30205 or MEM30305) or Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211) course. Our team consists of experienced trade professionals, skilled in their area of expertise and passionate about passing on their trade knowledge. Currently available across Queensland, our blended delivery mode allows apprentices to stay on site learning practical skills.

This is dependent on a variety of factors including your age, eligibility requirements and previous trade experience. Costs specific to your training are provided in greater detail on the relevant course page or the Blue Dog Training Student Handbook.

Workers are recognised for existing skills and can complete their trade in a shorter time

Courses can be started as soon as you are ready. Courses are individualised and tailored to the employer’s scope of work.

Throughout both Queensland and New South Wales for carpentry apprenticeships, while engineering apprenticeships are delivered solely in Queensland.

NO BLOCK TRAINING - The apprentice learns practical skills on site with your employer and cover theory online at your own pace during down-time.

The style of learning resources appeals to the apprentices, which fosters a 'want to learn approach' and the training is genuinely self-paced. Most apprentices need 4 years; however, mature age and exceptional apprentices can progress quicker. Apprentices do not progress unless the employer is happy with their skill level.

Blue Dog Training trainers are all experienced tradesmen and qualified trainers and assessors. After more than a decade, Blue Dog Training still has many of its original trainers, providing stability for employers and apprentices. Apprentices and employers have access to the same trainer for the entire apprenticeship. The trainer will mentor the apprentice to become a quality tradesperson.

Employers or the office coordinator can access a complete record of their apprentice's progress via an employer login. Your designated Blue Dog Trainer is the key point of contact for both the apprentice and the employer


Schools across Queensland are choosing Blue Dog Training as their Registered Training Organisation. Eligible students can complete a qualification in construction or engineering, while we take care of the record-keeping and compliance. Delivery occurs within the school timetable, supported by Blue Dog Training every step of the way.

The school will receive a login for the program and the teacher will be able to monitor each student’s progression through the training. An online activity report is available to monitor the activity of all students over a given time frame. Teachers have control of the learning activity with the ability to set due dates for each competency.

The recording of the time and date of completed assessment helps to streamline the school’s RTO Audit compliance needs. Additionally, all student records are maintained and stored to meet all audit requirements.

Each student will receive a login that will allow them to access the online resources at a time and place that suits them. The resources, which are industry validated, have been designed to be flexible and engaging for the user. Each competency has been divided into a number of tasks to maintain the student’s interest. The assessment is provided online and the student must achieve a mark of 100% before it is recorded as complete. The time and date of the successful completion is recorded.

Blue Dog Training offers delivery of the Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) and Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413) qualifications. The Certificate I in Engineering (MEM10105) is also offered as a resource-only program.

Short Courses FAQS

Advance your trade career or increase your awareness of different safety topics on site with our short courses. Employers can use any combination of our awareness courses as part of their on-the-job training to maintain Work Health and Safety obligations.

Blue Dog Training’s short courses are designed to provide the theory and underpinning knowledge regarding each topic. Employers can use these courses with their own enterprise practical training on the job to meet their Work Health and Safety obligations. Upon completion of these courses you will be issued with a Statement of Completion or Statement of Attainment, depending on the course.

Yes! Try one of our FREE maths indicator tools to identify areas where you may need some support, or simply sign up for one of our maths support courses.

Hydraulics: 4 to 10 hours

Working at Heights Awareness: 2 to 4 hours

Elevated Work Platform Awareness: 2 to 4 hours

Explosive Power Tools Awareness: 1 to 3 hours

Manual Handling Awareness: 2 to 4 hours

Hazardous Substance Awareness: 1 to 3 hours

Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices: 2 to 4 hours

QBCC Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors: Up to 6 weeks. Average duration of 2 -3 days

The awareness short courses are not accredited, however upon completion of the course you will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

Hydraulics: $480

Working at Heights Awareness: $55

Elevated Platform Awareness: $55

Explosive Power Tools Awareness: $55

Manual Handling Awareness: $55

Hazardous Substance Awareness: $55

Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices: $330

Math Courses: $22

QBCC Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors: Full service cost is $460. CSQ funding reduces full service cost to $100


Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is a point-based system that encourages ongoing training and development within the construction industry. Under NSW law, all builders and pool builders are required to do 12 points worth of CPD activity per year to maintain a valid building licence. Our learning system is award-winning and designed to be interactive, informative and engaging for students. Learning new skills that are useful within the construction industry is convenient and straightforward with Blue Dog Training.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is a point-based system that encourages ongoing training and development within the construction industry. Under NSW law, all builders and pool builders are required to do 12 points worth of CPD activity per year to maintain a valid building licence.

12 CPD points must be completed yearly.

Your CPD Points must be completed by the renewal date of your license or certificate.

If you earn more than your required 12 CPD points in one year, you can then carry up to 11 CPD points over to the following year.

It is a criminal offence under the Crimes Act 1900 to deliberately make a false or misleading statement on your application for renewal or restoration of your licence or certificate. This means that Fair Trading may cancel your license or certificate, and in certain circumstances they may also take disciplinary action.

If you would like to keep your licence or certificate you must complete your CPD points. Completing your points ensures you will stay up to date with new products, systems, technologies and legal responsibilities for the benefit of yourself and your consumers.

Always keep a diary record of your CPD activities, and evidence whenever possible. Evidence includes; certificates, academic or attendance records, or receipts if you purchase or hire learning resources. If Fair Trading decides to audit you, you can then prove that you have complied with the CPD requirements.

Useful Links
Construction Skills Queensland

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is a non-government agency that assists the building and construction industry in Queensland by supporting workforce development.

Check out their funding and support options for employers, apprentices, trainees and school leavers.

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is a statutory authority established to regulate the building industry.

WorkCover Queensland

After more information about Workplace Health and Safety guidelines for Queensland? Look no further.

SafeWork NSW

Information about Workplace Health and Safety guidelines for New South Wales.

WA Construction Training Fund

The Building and Construction Industry Fund was established to support the training of eligible people in the industry in Western Australia. Click here for more information.

WorkSafe WA

Chasing the WorkSafe Agreement for Western Australia? Have a look here.

WorkSafe Victoria

Find out more about the Victorian WorkSafe agreement.

Australian Capital Territory Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority

The ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority provides funding for the training of workers in the industry.

Access Canberra

Information about Canberra's Work Health and Safety laws.

Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board was developed to facilitate quality training for the building and construction industry.

WorkSafe Tasmania

For details on the WorkSafe Tasmania agreement look here.