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0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is one (1) day face-to-face

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time


Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code



Construction workers in the Northern Territory (NT) are required to undertake General Instruction Induction Training (GCIT) to obtain a NT White Card. The unit of competency undertaken in this Vocational Training Program (VTP) specifies the outcomes required to undertake Work Heath Safety (WHS) induction training within the construction industry. It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of WHS legislative requirements, basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness.

Statement of attainment must be taken to the Territory Business Centre office closest to you, within 60 days of issuance, to receive your NT White Card.

Career opportunities

Possible training pathways relevant to this qualification include:

  • Trades assistant
  • Labourer
  • Electrician, Carpenter, Bricklayer, Plumber or Cabinet maker; and
  • All trades and related industry that require entry to construction sites across Australia

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Successful completion of this program can be used to meet the certification requirements stipulated by NT Worksafe and therefore provide you with a pathway to increased opportunities for employment and career advancement in a diverse range of occupations and positions across all industries where this licence is required.


2022 fees for this course are $100.00

Course information flyer(s)

CDU trades student

Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve the Vocational Training Program VTP252 - NT White Card a total of ONE (1) unit of competency must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' upon successful completion of the unit below.

The total Nominal Hours for the unit is 6.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 6


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into VTP252 NT White Card candidates require:

  • A Unique Student Identifier -
  • Enrolment via online or paper based systems
  • Enclosed footwear
  • Note taking equipment

Statement of attainment must be taken to the Territory Business Centre office closest to you, within 60 days of issuance, to receive your NT White Card.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.


CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Builder'S Labourer
Area of study
Building and Construction, Electrotechnology, Plumbing, Engineering and Mining, Engineering

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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