Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management

Southern Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Business Management

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Entry requirements

Application by Academic Qualification
Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Special Admission
Application by Mature Entry
Applicants must supply evidence of at least three (3) years relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Graduate Certificate programme.

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
NZCEL - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PtoE (Academic) score of 50
City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

a) Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
b) Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
c) Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
d) Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above
Right of entry into programmes of study is restricted by SIT and apparent eligibility may not lead to automatic acceptance. Applicants must demonstrate attributes which in the assessment of SIT should lead to success.

Where SIT is satisfied that it is necessary to do so because of insufficiency of staff, accommodation, or equipment it may determine the maximum number of students who may be enrolled in a particular course of study. Where the number of applications for enrolment exceeds the number of places in any case where such a limitation applies the criteria for selection shall be academic merit and suitability for admission to that course of study. Eligible students not admitted to their chosen course of study will be placed on a waiting list and or may be referred to another programme. Applications should be received by SIT no later than the applications due date. Late applications may be considered subject to availability of places.

The Head of Faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the degree programme.

All enrolments in the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff, as required.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Graduate Certificates in event management, project management, human resource management, applied marketing, applied management, and occupational health and safety management is to provide students who already have a degree, or extensive applicable experience, with theoretical and applied knowledge in a specialised area, which can be used in professional practice or further study in this area.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Business and Management at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Westpac's Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust scholarships

Provided by:

Westpac New Zealand Limited - Director - Client Relationships Institutional Banking



$5000 each

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Ikawai Community Scholarship

Provided by:

Waimate Accountants - Ikawai Community Scholarship Fund C/-


Varies, could be up to $5000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977

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