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Course Category: NZ Certificates

NZQA: 3534

The purpose of this programme is to provide New Zealand workplaces with people that have the skills and knowledge to promote and monitor health and safety practices and procedures, and create a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.


Course overview

OHS401 Health and Safety: Requirements and Practices (30 credits)

This course develops learners’ knowledge of occupational health and safety statutory obligations, roles, and responsibilities so they can lead and implement high standards of health and safety management systems. The course will also develop learners’ ability to identify hazards and controls for the workplace environment. Learners will explore theories of incident causation and prevention and gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and apply safe work strategies.

OHS 402 Safety Management Systems Audit (20 credits)

This course develops learners’ knowledge of New Zealand occupational health and safety management standards so they are able to perform an audit to evaluate and analyse the OHS management system in an organisation and recommend an improvement process.

OHS 403 Hazard Management System: Risk Mitigation and Safety Risk (10 credits)

This course develops learners’ knowledge of hazards and controls in the workplace employing a risk management framework. Learners will learn about safety inspection skills and incident investigation process so they can develop, implement and monitor a hazard management system, for a selected business operation, and apply appropriate legislation and regulations.


Your commitment

This is a full time course over 16 weeks:

  • 20 hours of direct learning each week which is made up of Zoom sessions, course modules, discussions and workplace observations/supervision
  • 17.5 hours weekly of self directed learning – readings and assignments

You will be required to attend 6 Zoom sessions


Next intake

Start date – 5th July 2021




Online – must have computer access to access course materials and Zoom sessions


Required resources

To be purchased in addition to the course – due to copyright restrictions we are unable to provide these resources.

AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009

AS/NZS 4804:2001


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