Health and Safety

Health and Safety training gives your people the key knowledge, skills and attributes they need to reduce the incidents of accident and injury in your workplace.

What do we offer?

These health and safety qualifications are flexible and can be adapted to your industry and the health and safety risks within your business.

They will help you validate your commitment to your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Because your people train on-the-job, the theoretical knowledge they gain can be immediately applied within the framework of your systems and processes.

Workplace-based health and safety qualifications increase understanding at every level of your organisation, and give you the tools you need to keep levies low and your people safe.

Qualification available

The New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3) is designed to provide New Zealand workplaces with people who have the foundation health and safety skills and knowledge to meet workplace health and safety requirements.

Graduates will:

  • Have enhanced knowledge of the health and safety requirements and responsibilities in their workplace
  • Be able to contribute to their wider community.

Graduates may:

  • Be able to apply these skills under limited supervision across a wide range of fields.

This programme is intended for people planning to work, or working within, a New Zealand workplace.


NZQA qualification overview

The New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practises Level 4 is designed to provide New Zealand workplaces with people that have the skills and knowledge to promote and monitor:

  • Health and safety practices and procedures
  • A positive health and safety culture in the workplace.

Graduates will benefit New Zealand workplaces, the community, and their families and Whānau by promoting, and contributing to, health and safety in the workplace.

This qualification is designed for people who have, or are intending to have, a workplace health and safety function as part of their primary job role.

This qualification is designed for all industries and has a flexible structure to meet different needs. It is intended that safety supervisors, co-ordinators or team leaders will be the main candidates for the qualification.

The content assumes the candidate is a holder of the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety), Level 3, or has equivalent experience, and as such has a good grounding in safety specific practices within industry.

The Compulsory and Elective A sections of the qualification focus on the practical management of occupational health and safety in the workplace, while the Elective B section allows candidates to select skills and knowledge relevant to their sector of industry.

NZQA qualification overview