Core Health & Safety Principles & Practice

    Course details

    • Code: WSFE.3026
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Occupational Health and Safety
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class40 (approximate total hours)
Work experience50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety;

Course Aim

This course aims to provide students with an overview of health and safety principles, and their workplace application, an understanding of the principles and science of fire and fire suppression techniques, and duties of emergency wardens.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. play an active role in ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others in the workplace;
  2. identify the principles of workplace safety and demonstrate safe work practices in a given workplace;
  3. describe hazards that may harm workers, the work environment and organisations; explain health and safety requirements for hazard control; describe hazard control methods; and apply risk assessment procedures;
  4. identify fire classes and apply effective fire suppression techniques;
  5. identify, prepare for, and take action in a workplace emergency; and
  6. describe workplace evacuation requirements and undertake the duties of a fire and emergency warden.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements 497 1 3
Suppress fire with hand extinguishers and fixed hose reels 3271 2 1
Apply safe work practices in the workplace 17593 2 4
Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace 17602 3 4
Demonstrate knowledge of fire and emergency warden duties in the workplace 18408 3 3
Identify, prepare for, and take action in a workplace emergency 16797 2 3

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017