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New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

50 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to promote and monitor health and safety practices, procedures and culture in your workplace. The New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4) is perfect for you, if you are going to or are already working in a workplace health and safety function as your primary role. This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3) and graduates may choose to progress to higher level qualifications in Workplace Health and Safety Management.

You will learn:

  • Implementation, supervision and monitoring of health and safety requirements and practices
  • Leadership skills and practices
  • Risk analysis and strategies in health and safety

Course Content

  • 19521 Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) (5 credits)
  • 30267 Apply health and safety risk assessment to the supervision of a team (5 credits)
  • 30270 Develop and implement a health and safety plan for a team (10 credits)
  • 30271 Determine and co-ordinate health and safety training requirements for a team (5 credits)
  • 30269 Develop a healthy and safe working culture for a team within an organisation (4 credits)
  • 30268 Monitor the health and safety performance of a team within an organisation (5 credits)
  • 5616 Develop and implement a hazard management system for a selected business operation (10 credits)
  • 15189 Implement a health and safety plan for a workplace (4 credits)
  • 5619 Conduct an occupational health and safety management systems audit for a selected business operation (15 credits)

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • All of the graduate profile outcomes showing competence to a minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4)
  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the workplace health and safety knowledge and skills applicable to job roles such as health and safety coordinators.

Entry criteria

School Leavers: Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2.

Mature Applicants: Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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