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New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Southern Institute of Technology


Get into Health and Safety Management with the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management. Develop essential skills needed to manage and develop health and safety protocols. This diploma will advance your personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments that are recognised locally, nationally and internationally. You will learn:

  • Risk management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Health and Safety in Employment
  • Occupational health and safety strategies and organisational systems
  • Occupational health and safety training strategies and evaluation
  • Occupational health and safety management practice leadership
  • Occupational health and safety strategic planning and performance measurement
  • Occupational health and safety intervention programme design and evaluation.

Course Content

  • MGT605 Risk Management and Quality (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT608 Organisational Behaviour (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT611 Health and Safety in Employment (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT613 Occupational Health and Safety Strategies and Organisational Systems (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT614 Occupational Health and Occupational Safety Training Strategies and Evaluation (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT615 Occupational Health and Safety Management Practice Leadership (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT616 Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement (Level 6) 15 credits
  • MGT617 Occupational Health and Safety Intervention Programme Design and Evaluation (Level 6) 15 credits

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work as a manager or leader in a range of strategic roles within a health and safety context in New Zealand organisations.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) programme of delivery, and be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) programme of delivery.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) programme of delivery full-time over one year or part-time over 4 years.

Entry criteria

Applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age, with a minimum of four years secondary education. All applicants should have academic attributes (e.g. successful completion of a previous qualification at Level 4 or above) or industry experience (e.g. as evidenced by CV or employer references) which indicate they have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme.

Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are also important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Special Admission:

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in advanced level studies in workplace health and safety management (e.g. strong work experience/background as evidenced by CV, or referee attestations), may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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