New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3)

Looking to take on more responsibility in your workplace?

This one-semester course gives you the health and safety knowledge required by employees and supervisors in a range of industries and disciplines.

You learn how to assess your workplace for risks and hazards and develop the skills to become a health and safety warden and representative in your workplace.

You'll be able to play an active role in analysing and improving your organisation’s health and safety. If you’re already employed in a supervisory role, completing this course means you’ll comply with health and safety rules for a person in charge of a place of work.

Content Details

During the course, you'll cover four topics:

  • PUBH3003: Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety
  • PUBH3004: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • PUBH3005: Health and Safety Practices
  • PUBH3006: Benefits of Good WH&S Practices

Dates/Times/Locations

Planned intakes*: February, July
Delivery modes: Full-time
Locations*: Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)
Duration: 1 semester

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students to be confirmed

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3)

Career Opportunities

  • health and safety representative in any workplace
  • fire and emergency warden in any workplace
  • supervisor

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

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

Entry Criteria

You must:

  • have NCEA Level 1 with 10 credits in Numeracy and 10 credits in Literacy, OR
  • equivalent knowledge and skills; and
  • evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.