New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management


Subject area

Occupational Health and Safety




1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand workplaces with people who have the knowledge, skills, and attributes to lead, develop, influence, implement and integrate effective workplace health and safety systems across business entities and thereby contribute to healthy and safe work environments in New Zealand.

Graduates of this qualification will benefit New Zealand workplaces, the community, workers and their whānau by leading and contributing to the effective design, implementation and maintenance of healthy, safe and productive work environments.

This qualification is intended for people planning a career as a health and safety professional, and for individuals who are entering or already working in a health and safety management role at an influential level within an organisation.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

All Applicants: Applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age, with a minimum of 4 years secondary education. All applicants should have academic attributes (e.g. successful completion of previous qualification at Level 4 or above) or industry experience (e.g. as evidenced by CV or employer references) which indicate they have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme. Personal commitment and a belief in one s own ability to succeed are also important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process. Special Admission: Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in advanced level studies in workplace health and safety management (e.g. strong work experience/background as evidenced by CV, or referee attestations) may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,191 $7,191
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,942 $4,942
Total $12,132 $12,132

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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