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Qualification Title National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3)
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 3
Credits 50
Subject Area
  • Health » Public Health » Occupational Health and Safety
  • Health » Occupational Health and Safety
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is designed to accommodate the needs of a wide cross section of industry personnel. The qualification provides evidence of the attainment of an intermediate level of workplace health and safety knowledge as well as recognising competencies associated with a range of workplace safety and health issues from specific industries.

This qualification has been designed to enable it to be used by a number of different industries. The compulsory section covers the common health and safety skills and knowledge required by all industries whereas the elective sections enable different industries to choose the standards, domains, or subfields that suit their requirements.

Candidates completing this qualification would be able to progress to the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Co-ordination) (Level 4) [Ref: 0944] if they wished to become occupational safety facilitators. This in turn could lead to further qualifications at diploma or degree level.
Graduate profile
The qualification provides evidence of the attainment of an intermediate level of workplace health and safety knowledge for personnel in any industry. It covers common health and safety skills and knowledge required by all industries as well as recognising competencies associated with prevention of common workplace injuries (Strand One) or safe operation of a powered industrial lift truck (forklift) (Strand Two).
Education pathways
Students may move onto further learning in the fields of Occupational Health and Safety or Management in various disciplines
Employment pathways
This programme prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities:
* Health and Safety representative in any workplace
* SupervisorTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Requirements for Admission to the Organisation and to the Course Entry Criteria Entry to the programme is open, however preference will be given to candidates with the following: -National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 1), or an equivalent qualification, or relevant commercial experience equivalent to the above. -A minimum of 8 credits in English and Maths or NCEA level 2 (for domestic students who do not hold the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 1). -An IELTS overall band score of 5.0 (international students or ESL students) -A minimum of 8 credits in English and Maths or NCEA level 2 for domestic students -A student permit to study for the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3) at School of Business (international students) Selection Criteria Where the number of applicants is greater than the number of study places available applicants will be selected according to evidence from one or more of the following: -An interview -Verified evidence of higher than the minimum academic entry requirements -References from a school principal or past employer -Attestation from a kaumatua or equivalent community leader -Evidence of completion of the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) Level 1 -For those electing to do Strand 2, a minimum of a restricted class 1 drivers license is preferred (for forklift operation).
Education Organisation 12 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By The Skills Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 0801
Status Expiring
Created 2001-01-24 00:00:00.0
Last Reviewed 2016-10-20 00:00:00.0
Last Date For Entry 2018-12-31 00:00:00.0
Expires 2020-12-31 00:00:00.0
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