Workplace Health and Safety learning includes general health and safety improvements, through to the development of management and systems development.

These qualifications are designed to have the flexibility to be adapted to your industry and the health and safety risks within your business.

With the new health and safety legislation in place, these qualifications help you validate your commitment to your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

What’s in it for your business?

Workplace Health and Safety is about giving your people the key knowledge, skills and attributes they need to reduce the incidents of accident and injury in your workplace.

Because your people train on-the-job, the theoretical knowledge they gain can be immediately applied to systems and processes.

Workplace-based health and safety qualifications deliver increased understanding at every level of your organisation, and gives you the tools you need to keep levies low and your people safe.


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Qualifications available


Provides foundation health and safety skills and knowledge to meet workplace health and safety requirements. 

Graduates may also be able to apply these skills under limited supervision in roles across a wide range of fields. 

This qualification is intended for people who are intending to work, or working within a New Zealand workplace. 

Learning outcomes – graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of legislative requirements, and workplace health and safety practices to the general workplace environment 
  • Apply the requirements for workplace health and safety communication to a job role 
  • Apply the principles of health and safety risk assessment to a job role 
  • Demonstrate awareness of the benefits of good workplace health and safety practices on themselves, their families, their place of work and wider community. 

Approximate duration

5 - 12 months


Provides workplaces with people that have the skills and knowledge to promote and monitor health and safety practices and procedures, and a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. 

Graduates will benefit New Zealand 

For those intending to have a workplace health and safety function as part of their primary job role. 

Learning outcomes – graduates will be able to:

  • Implement, supervise, monitor, and communicate organisational and job-specific health and safety requirements and practices, for a team in the workplace 
  • Utilise leadership skills to promote the benefits of good workplace health and safety practices and a proactive health and safety culture within a team 
  • Apply knowledge of health and safety risk analyses and mitigation strategies for a team in the workplace 
  • Recognise the impact of work-related ill health and injuries on a specific business operation and the wider industry. 

Approximate duration

5 - 12 months

Our new health and safety Microlearning programme is a short online course for people who struggle to take time away from work for training. It’s a great refresher for those familiar with health and safety, but could also be used to help organisations demonstrate compliance training or could become part of the induction process for new staff.

It covers Unit Standard 497 titled ‘Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements’ and ensures people comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

The course is delivered online through Canvas eLearning so it can be accessed anytime, anywhere.