New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Occupational Health and Safety


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Programmes must reflect the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, its regulations and any subsequent amendments.

Programmes contextualised for a specific industry, must incorporate any industry specific approved codes of practice, safe work instruments and/or guidelines and standards into that programme.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand workplaces with people that have the skills, knowledge, and attributes to promote, monitor, and improve health and safety practices.

Graduates will have in-depth skills, knowledge, and attributes of health and safety practice in the workplace. Graduates may apply these skills in supervisory roles across a wide range of fields.

Graduates will benefit New Zealand workplaces, the community, and their 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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Public Health at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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