Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Public Health » Occupational Health and Safety
Strategic Purpose Statement
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.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Lead and support the development, implementation, and review of integrated health and safety systems and strategies.
- Lead, review and critically evaluate health and safety training strategies and programmes at all levels of an organisation.
- Lead and influence effective internal and external health and safety communication, consultation and engagement strategies at all levels of an organisation.
- Lead and support key organisational influencers of strategy and people to foster a positive, resilient health and safety leadership and culture.
- Develop and lead processes for monitoring, measuring and evaluating performance in an integrated health and safety system.
- Use risk management principles to identify, analyse, prioritise and articulate health and safety risks as part of an organisation's overall risk profile and recommend cost effective mitigation strategies.
- Analyse and present health and safety related data from a range of sources to assist in strategic planning and performance measurement.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety (Level 4) [Ref: 3534] which is a recommended minimum entry.
This qualification may lead to a range of higher level qualifications with in a health and safety or related disciplines.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work as a manager/leader in a range of strategic roles within a health and safety context in New Zealand business entities.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
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.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By The Skills Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3645
Status Current
Created May 2017
Next Review December 2021
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