The review into the effectiveness of the Construction White Card, a mandatory nationally recognised accreditation card for work safety induction training, makes six recommendations to help improve the safety of workers at construction sites.
ASQA Chief Commissioner Chris Robinson said the review showed there was a strong industry-wide commitment to prepare workers to work safely on construction sites and commended the majority of registered training organisations for delivering high quality induction safety training.
“Three-quarters of the registered training organisations audited during the review were found to be compliant with the standard relating to Construction White Card assessment practices,” Mr Robinson said.
“But it is a concern that almost one quarter of the RTOs audited did not meet the standards and could be compromising the safety of Australian workers.”
A management committee comprising representatives of the Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council; the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union; Master Builders Australia; the-then Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education; and the Housing Industry Association oversaw the review.