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New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management

The Skills Organisation

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

All programmes leading towards this qualification must take into consideration the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, its regulations and any subsequent amendments. When programmes are contextualised for a specific industry, any industry specific codes of practice, guidelines and standards must be incorporated 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 who have the knowledge and skills 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 a variety of New Zealand sectors.

Graduates of this qualification will benefit New Zealand workplaces, the community, workers and their families and whanau 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 leadership position within an organisation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied 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

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ngati Whakaue - Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

The Ngati Whakaue Trust - Secretary



The Board will fix the amount available for Tertiary Grants in the annual Budget

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Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

Read more

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

Phone: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591

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

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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