No, your White card does not expire.

However, under National WHS harmonisation measures, the NT WHS legislation was updated in 2011, the SA WHS legislation in 2012 and the WA WHS legislation in 2022. 

In 2016, the unit of competency attached to the White Card was changed to CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

If it has been a while since you sat your White Card (i.e. before the unit code change or the WHS legislation change), you may wish to re-sit a White Card course to ensure you have the most current and up to date WHS information.  Sometimes, your employer or potential employer, may make it a condition of your employment that you resit.

Civil Train SA can only re-issue white cards that have been obtained through studies at Civil Train SA.

If you have not worked in the construction industry for two years, SafeWork SA regulations require you to complete white card training again and you cannot apply to have your white card replaced. You will need to confirm verbally or in writing that you have been working within the industry during the last 2 years.

Replacement white cards will only be issued for unit of competency completed from 1 January 2010 onwards.

The white card replacement fee is $40.00 including GST and postage is free of charge. Payment must be made within 7 days of ordering the card.

Clients may either order and collect the white card in person at the Civil Train head office in Thebarton on a Wednesday only, or by contacting Civil Train via email at

When ordering your white card, you will need to provide the following:

  • Photo ID to verify your identity (drivers’ licence, proof of age card or passport).
  • Passport style photograph from the shoulders up. No hats, sunglasses, beanies, filters or editing etc; photos which fail to meet criteria will be rejected.
  • Postal address that the white card is to be sent to (if client does not come in to collect in person).
  • Change of name evidence (required if name has changed). This can include certificate of marriage, deed poll or gender reassignment medical certificate.
  • Please confirm that you have carried out construction work in the last 2 years.

We do not guarantee a same day service for white card replacements. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery via Australia Post letter post.  

Confined Space
No expiry but industry standard suggests every 2 years
Working at Heights
No expiry but industry standard suggests every 2 years
Every 3 years
High risk licence (Forklift or EWP above 11m)

5 years

Yes, and you must complete any questions included in the booklet. This ensures you have prior knowledge and will give you the best chance of passing.
Yes, Civil Train can offer courses on site throughout each state, please contact us for a for further information.
Yes, for all courses there is an entry requirement to complete an LLN test to help Civil Train gauge your learning capabilities and necessary skills to succeed in the program. It will enable Civil Train to tailor its support services to better meet the individual needs of each learner, ensuring a more effective learning experience.
For all short courses and fee for service programs the LLN quiz is a one-time quiz which will be sent to you via email once you complete your enrolment. Once completed results are saved in your learner profile and referred to for all future courses. For funded qualifications there is a requirement that the Upfront Assessment of Needs (UAN) is to be undertaken again after 12 months for any new enrolments.

All information regarding the USI is found at

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*Evidence of your identity will be required. 

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Please refer to your course booking confirmation email to find information about the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Mandatory PPE includes:

  • High visibility Long sleeve top is mandatory at ALL times. (Civil Train supply vests if required) 
  • Full length pants
  • Appropriate footwear (hard soles, low heels, steel caps where applicable)
  • Hat (when working outdoors)

Civil Train supply the following PPE:

  • Hard hats, where applicable
  • Safety glasses with side shields in designated areas
  • Hearing protection in designated areas
  • Safety Gloves
  • Sunscreen and hats will be supplied when working outdoors

Not acceptable PPE includes:

  • Open toe shoes, sandals and spike high heels are prohibited.
  • No shorts or 3/4 pants
  • No short sleeve shirts or tops. i.e., no bare arms or legs are permitted.

All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

  • In South Australia a child of compulsory school age (between 6-16 years of age) cannot be employed during the hours that they are required to attend school or participate in an approved training program.

If you are under 16 years of age:

  • You can still apply for Civil Train courses, but you will need to talk to your School’s principal to discuss your exemption. The principle will provide you with the appropriate exemption application form and tell you what evidence or documentation is required.

Students still in Secondary School are eligible to enrol into our VET in School programs. For more information please click here.

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