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April 11th, 2019

New health and safety qualifications launched

Competenz has developed two new workplace health and safety programmes to keep employees safe and levies low.

The new Level 3 and Level 4 programmes are designed to equip learners in all industries with the knowledge and skills needed to operate safely in a range of New Zealand workplaces.

They are flexible, so can be adapted to the health and safety risks within each business, and can help companies validate their commitment to responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Competenz Chief Executive Fiona Kingsford says health and safety is about giving people the key knowledge, skills and attributes they need to reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the workplace.

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

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

The New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice Level 3 is designed for people who are working or intending to work in a New Zealand workplace.

Staff with responsibilities for health and safety functions as part of their primary role are encouraged to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice Level 4.

The programmes have been developed in partnership with three providers to ensure participants get top quality health and safety education. They feature core compulsory units and have a large range of electives to choose from.  

For more information or to enrol, talk to your Competenz training advisor or account manager, or call our Customer Services team on 0800 526 1800.

New Zealand Certificates in Workplace Health and Safety Practice