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



Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
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.


2023 course fees:

  • Eligible students studying in a remote location who receive an NT Domestic supported place are fee exempt
  • For eligible students studying in a regional location who receive an NT Domestic supported place the fee is $9.00.
  • For students studying in an urban location or not eligible for an NT Domestic supported place there is a flat fee of $100.00.

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What will I study?

To achieve the vocational training program VTP442 - NT Whitecard 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.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 6.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CPCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry6
 Total nominal hours for the training program6

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into VTP442 NT White Card, candidates require:

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

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.

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.

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Course details


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

Location and study mode

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

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine

Study Mode: On campus

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

Additional information

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Industry groups
Occupation types
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Area of study
Building and Construction, Electrotechnology, Plumbing, Engineering and Mining, Engineering

Contact details Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

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