QLD White Card identification
When completing construction induction training (CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry) to be issued a White Card, you will need to bring identification to the course. The registered training organisation (RTO) you are completing the training with needs to make sure that you are who you say you are.
While most adult Australians will have little trouble producing the required identification documents, special arrangements exist for Secondary school students, Overseas workers and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
This article is split into the following parts:
- Standard requirements
- Special arrangements for Secondary school students, Temporary overseas workers & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- Change of name
You must bring one of the following:
- One (1) Category A document and two (2) Category B documents
- Two (2) Category A documents and one (1) Category B document
At least one Category A document must be photographic and show the person's full name. At least one Category A or B document must show the person's date of birth and signature. Category B documents must be Australian-issued documents.
|Category A documents||Status|
||Current or expired less than two years|
||Valid up to five years after issue|
||Issued on or after 01/01/1992|
|Category B documents - must be Australian issued documents||Status|
Special arrangements for Secondary school students, Temporary overseas workers & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Special arrangements apply to the following groups:
Secondary school students
The identity of the student may be verified by sighting one of the following original documents:
- Australian birth certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
- Australian citizenship certificate
- International travel documents including a current passport or a passport that has expired but has not been cancelled within the preceding two years
- Australian learners permit or drivers licence (current)
and a written statement signed by one of the following school officials:
- principal or deputy principal
- head teacher or deputy head teacher
- secretary or deputy secretary
- chief administrator or deputy chief administrator
The statement must be written on the school letterhead and include the student's full name and date of birth, and confirming the student attends the institution.
The identity of the student may be verified by producing at least one Category A or Category B document and sighting a student ID card issued by the school containing the school crest/seal or stamp. The student ID card must have the student's photo, name and date of birth.
Temporary overseas workers
The identity of the person may be verified by producing a current passport & a current work visa in addition to ONE of the following:
- overseas drivers' licence
- overseas financial institution card
- overseas birth certificate
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
The identity of the person may be verified by producing at least one Category A or Category B document and written statements from two authorised referees. Authorised referees for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders include:
- Chairperson, secretary or CEO of an incorporated Indigenous organisation (including land councils, community councils, housing organisations etc.)
- Community development employment project coordinator
- School principal/counsellor
- Minister of religion
- Treating health professional or manager in Aboriginal medical services
- Centrelink staff, Centrelink agent or government employee of at least five years
The authorised referee is to verify the person's identification by providing a written statement on organisational or company letterhead. The written statement must include:
- the person's full name, current address and date of birth
- evidence that the authorised referee has witnessed the person's signature
- the period of time the authorised referee has known the person and how they have known the person (e.g. professionally or personally)
- the authorised referee's signature and date
Change of name
If a person has changed their name and the name on the EOI documents is different to the name they want on the GCIT card, the RTO will need to sight and retain a copy of a change of name document.
|Change of name documents||Status|
||Issued by relevant Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages|
||Issued by relevant court|
||Issued prior to 01/02/2004|
In addition to these special arrangements, exceptions to these requirements may apply in certain circumstances (e.g. incarcerated persons). Exception requests are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, and enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.