National Certificate in Occupational health & Safety (Coordination) (Level 4)

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkaitahi ā Motu Mahi Haumaru, Hauora (Mahi Ruruku) (Pae 4)
Code WR3121
Level 4
Credits 65
Duration 1 semester
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Programme aim

Learn to develop, maintain, and protect health and safety standards within public and private organisations in accordance with current health and safety legislation, business operational requirements and good practice guidelines.

This programme is intended for safety supervisors, coordinators and team leaders who have previous experience and a good grounding in safety specific practices within industry.

Award information

To achieve the award of the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Coordination) (Level 4), students must pass a total of 65 core compulsory credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

After successful completion graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:

  • implement a hazard management system, methods for controlling plant and machinery hazards and a health and safety plan for a workplace.
  • plan and conduct an occupational health and safety management systems audit for a business operation.
  • perform health and safety roles and manage requirements for contractors to perform work on a site.
  • investigate and document workplace incidents, accidents and injuries
  • implement and facilitate claims lodgement, interventions, injury management and rehabilitation processes within the workplace.

Entry criteria

For health and safety purposes, where a candidate has specific medical needs or a medical condition, a medical certificate from the candidate’s doctor may be required.

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

Candidates are also required to hold the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3) or an equivalent qualification. Alternatively applicants must be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills in health and safety to the Programme Area Lead for Forest and Resource Management.

Academic credit may be granted for relevant learning achieved prior to enrolment on a course or programme.

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Compulsory courses

Course details
WSFE.4017 Health and Safety Management Systems
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement a hazard management system for a business, a Health and Safety plan for a specific workplace, and a plant or machinery hazard management plan.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
WSFE.4018 Health and Safety Management Systems Auditing
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a health and safety systems audit of a business, documenting results of the audit and applying the relevant occupational health and safety management standards.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
WSFE.4019 Health and Safety Roles and Requirements
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the roles and responsabilities of persons acting as a Health and Safety Representative and on a Health and Safety Committee, and of the requirements for managing contractors working on a site.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
WSFE.4020 Health and Safety Incident and Injury Management Process
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to investigate workplace incidents and injuries, and undertake intervention and claims lodgement processes in line with organisational and legislative requirements.
Credits 10 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2


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Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017