The old Victorian Red Card was issued before 1 July 2008. It is an old version of the construction induction White Card, which allow you to work in the construction industry. Same to the new White Card, the Victorian OHS Red Card is evidence that the person has the basic occupational health and safety knowledge to work in the construction industry.
Many people are unsure if the Red Card is still valid. Some people are concerned that it will cost too must time and effort to get it replaced with a new White Card.
You can still use your Red Card to work in the construction industry in Victoria, but not any other state in Australia.
There is a simple way to get your old Red Card upgraded to a new WorkSafe Victoria White Card, which is nationally accredited. It means that you can use the new white card in any state in Australia.
How to replace your Red Card with a new WorkSafe Victoria White Card
If you are holding a Victorian Red Card, you can transfer it to a new White Card directly with the following conditions:
you have a valid official Photo ID,
your name and Red Card number are clearly readable on your existing Red Card.
If you meet the above criteria, you may apply for a direct Red Card to White Card transfer from Origin Institute. Once the transfer is approved, we will submit your application to WorkSafe Victoria, who will issue a new White Card to you.
Origin Institute offers a simple Red Card to White Card transfer service. You only need to complete our online application form, which may only take 5 minutes, then we will do the rest for you. There is no physical appointment required!