Apply for a white card

You must have a white card to work as a construction worker in the Northern Territory (NT).

A white card is also known as a general construction induction training card.

New applicants who apply online can choose to receive a digital white card.

Who can apply

Only apply for a white card if you have completed general construction induction training. This must be done face-to-face with an approved registered training organisation (RTO).

Online training courses aren't recognised.

Find a training provider on the NT WorkSafe website.

How long it takes

Online applications are processed within 10 business days.

What you need

To apply online you need a credit or debit card for payment and one of the following types of Australian identification (ID):

  • drivers licence
  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • visa.

We will use your ID to verify your identity. If you don’t have one of the above types of ID, you can’t apply online. Read below for other ways to apply.

Name change requests also need either a marriage or change of name certificate.

Training evidence for new applicants

New applicants need evidence they have completed face-to-face training in:

  • prepare to work safely in the construction industry – CPCWHS1001.

Training evidence includes a statement of attainment or a written declaration from the training provider. You have 60 days to apply from the date your training certificate was issued.

You don’t need to attach training evidence if you are replacing your existing NT white card.

How to apply

Apply online

Estimated completion time: 10 minutes

All steps must be completed in one go. You can't save your application and complete it later. Make sure you have all of the documents you need before you start.

If you can't apply online, submit an application using the forms available on the NT WorkSafe website.


New or replacement white card - $26. Pay online using a credit or debit card.

Name change requests are free.

Get help

Contact a Territory Business Centre for support.

Last updated: 06 September 2022

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