Note: This course contributes to the award of a National Certificate by the NZQA. VHNZ can apply for the National Certificate from NZQA.
National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) incorporating the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 4)
The National Certificate in Business (Level 4) programme is designed to train, qualify and certify people responsible for managing workplace operations, and who may have had little or no formal training. The programme is project based and the qualifications drop out naturally from the evidence of the improvements made to the business.
What does the course cover?
The course incorporates individual and businesses growth with a focus on the following skills:
Oral and written communication.
Maintenance of Health and Safety systems and processes.
The presentation and promotion of self as a leader.
The course is made up of two three-day face to face workshops with a coached project conducted in the workplace in between.
It is important to note that the duration and structure of this course may differ depending on the experience of those attending.
The structure of this programme is designed for attendees who have a strong health and safety component to their role. If you are not involved with, or have access to, your company's health and safety policies and SOP's etc, please contact a representative of VHNZ on the details below.
Pre course Assignment
The pre-course is set up to lead you through an audit of your current health and safety systems and processes. As you do this you will have cause to reflect on where you are, at both a personal and a professional level, and where you want to be in future.
Workshop One In the first workshop you will use findings from your pre-course assignment to plan to resource and implement a Health and Safety system appropriate for your business. You will learn and practice specialised communication skills, people management skills and project management skills. The workshop will cover:
Situational leadership skills
Idea generation, problem solving and decision making tools.
Project planning skills.
You will implement your planned health and safety systems and processes and induct others to use them. You will assess their effectiveness and appropriateness for your business. You will be coached to write an impact report on your findings.
In the second workshop you will present your report on your project, review the project and its outcomes and make recommendations for improvement. You will learn and practise more specialised communication, people management, and conflict management skills. This workshop will cover:
Leading to engage others.
What will I gain?
This course will give you the confidence to understand and develop your own leadership style and apply this using the appropriate communication and project management skills to establish and/or maintain your organisations Health and Safety systems and processes. The skills are transferable. You will be able to explore and prioritise life and work choices and use power and influence effectively. You will be able to plan, implement and manage a project to successful completion. You will have better interpersonal communication skills.
Successful graduates of this programme will be eligible for award of two qualifications:
National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4), and
National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Coordination) (Level 4)
What's in it for the business?
The business gains the improvements brought about by the Health and Safety implementation project. The study engages the candidate and focuses them onto the needs of the business. The candidate will bring knowledge and skills of immediate use and transferable skills that will continue to serve the business well into the future. Employers already know their people are their greatest asset. Giving them the opportunities to grow their skills and knowledge benefits the business in both the short and long term. Employees that have been invested in are loyal, productive and will stay with you.
The National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority qualification. This part of the programme will be assessed naturally through the integration of the following unit standards:
Develop strategies to establish and maintain positive workplace relationships
Develop self to improve own performance in an organisation
Manage interpersonal conflict
Give and respond to feedback on performance
Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
Develop and implement a work team plan
Identify key workplace organisational principles
Improve the effectiveness of a process in an organisation
Behave according to organisational requirements
Demonstrate knowledge of leadership
+ 5 credits from the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Level 4 which is assessed through the units below.
The National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Coordination) (Level 4) requires the audit, development and implementation of a Health and Safety management system and its processes, including a health and safety management plan, a hazard management system, an incident and accident process and a contractor management process. This part of the programme will be assessed naturally through the integration of the following unit standards:
Implement workplace health and safety management requirements
Develop and implement a hazard management system for a selected business operation
Conduct an occupational health and safety management systems audit for a selected business operation
Implement a health and safety plan for a workplace
Explain health and safety management requirements for contractors working on site
Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation
Explain the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992
NB: Content aligned to new Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Act 2015
Candidates 'must' have First Line Management Level 3 or NCEA L3 English skills and at least basic NCEA L1 computing skills. Candidates will also need to be able to use email and do basic word-processing (or have equivalent skills and knowledge).
Attendance Numbers Minimum 8, Maximum 14
Vertical Horizonz New Zealand is an approved training provider for many Industry Training Organisations (ITO's) and other Tertiary Education Organisations (TEO's). To find out if your company qualifies for funding please don't hesitate to contact one of our representatives.