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White Card Info       started by m+m on 06 Jul 2010   (22942)
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From m+m

06 Jul 2010 7:22 PM
(108867)
Hi, We are due to move to Perth in August. In order to speed things up, I am looking to do an online course that would give me the white card (I'm a carpenter). Is there any difference between doing it online or actually going in and doing the half-day class? I've heard somewhere that some employers will not accept the online version. Any info much appreciated
From meandbee

To m+m

06 Jul 2010 8:55 PM
(108868)
Hi, a White card is a White card. I did mine in the UK (well it was Blue card at that time) and to be honest I have never been asked for it since getting here! I used Blue Dog Training website.
From jimboman

To m+m

06 Jul 2010 9:43 PM
(108869)
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From m+m

To meandbee

06 Jul 2010 10:53 PM
(108870)
Thanks for clarifying that, I am thinking of going with them too.
From m+m

To jimboman

06 Jul 2010 11:01 PM
(108871)
Thanks Jimboman for the info. I fully understand it's not a qualification, however every job I've seen advertised, requires a white card. It's the same in the UK, 10 yrs ago nobody bothered with a CSCS card, but now it's very difficult to get work without it. And I agree, it is all about red tape, and stating the blindingly obvious but that's how it works these days. My wife is also applying for work, and two days ago she had to fill in a 4 page application apart from weight and height??? they also asked things like can she stand, can she sit, can she turn her head, can she bend her knees... and it was only an office job. I assume employers now, just cover themselves for EVERYTHING and a white card falls into that. Thanks again, Martin