Workplace Ergonomics & Personal Welfare

    Course details

    • Code: WSFE.3024
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Occupational Health and Safety
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class30 (approximate total hours)
Work experience45 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to prevent and manage discomfort, pain and injury (DPI) in the workplace including back injury causes and prevention method, hearing impairment and conservation, and the principles of job safety analysis.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Outline the prevention and management of discomfort, pain and injury (DPI) in the workplace.
  2. Identify and explain spinal structure and function, risk factors for occupational back injury, back care techniques and control processes to reduce the risk of back injury.
  3. Describe hearing mechanisms and the causes of hearing impairment, sound intensity, its measurement and its effect on hearing, the types of hearing protection and their benefits, and the requirements of workplace hearing protection programmes.
  4. Prepare a work method statement, undertake a job safety analysis, and develop safe operating procedures for a specified job.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and management of Discomfort, Pain and Injury (DPI) in the workplace 17591 3 8
Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace 17592 3 4
Demonstrate knowledge of  hearing conservation in the workplace 17594 3 3
Undertake job analysis 19522 2 4

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