National Certificate in OSH Level 4
Book Price (Per Person): $2,525 + GST
Note: This course contributes to the award of a National Certificate by the NZQA. VHNZ can apply for the National Certificate from NZQA
The National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 4) programme is designed to train, qualify and certify people responsible for managing workplace Health and Safety. The programme is project based and the qualifications drop out naturally from the evidence of the improvements made to organisational Health and Safety systems.
The course is made up of a pre-learn and two face to face workshop sessions interspaced by a coached Health and Safety implementation project conducted in the workplace.
- You will be provided with the means to review current Health and Safety legislation and audit your workplace Health and Safety systems and processes against legislative requirements
- In the first 2 day workshop you will review the results of your audit and create a plan to improve your workplace Health and Safety systems and processes. This plan may include referrals to additional training in specific areas such as Drug and Alcohol, Hazardous Substances and/or Contractor Management if required.
- In the second 2 day workshop you will report on the implementation of your plan and the improvements to your workplace Health and Safety systems and processes. You will review your incident investigation processes as means to drive the continuous improvement of your Health and Safety systems and processes.
What Does The Course Cover?
The course focuses on the following knowledge and skills:
- Current Health and Safety legislation.
- Current good health and safety practice.
- The audit, improvement and maintenance of health and safety systems and processes.
- Incident investigation.
The programme is assessed naturally through the integration of the following unit standards:
|Unit Standard||Unit Descriptor||Level||Credits|
|5607||Implement workplace health and safety management requirements||4||25|
|5616||Develop and implement a hazard management system for a selected business operation||4||10|
|5619||Conduct an occupational health and safety management systems audit for a selected business operation||4||15|
|15189||Implement a health and safety plan for a workplace||4||4|
|17601||Outline an incident investigation in the workplace||4||6|
|19521||Explain the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act
Successful graduates of this programme will be eligible for award of the:
- National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Coordination) (Level 4)
Candidates require a working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety in industry. A National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 3), or Health and Safety Representative Stage III qualification, is sufficient. Candidates need Level 3 or higher English communication skills to be able to interpret legislation, standards and codes of practice and read and write Standard Operating Procedures. Word processing and other computing skills are of significant advantage.
No funding available.
The qualification expires on the 31 December 2020 and will no longer be available. Trainees must complete all work prior to the 30 November 2020 or the Certificate may not be awarded.
At least six weeks: Two weeks to carry out a Health and Safety systems audit in the workplace prior to the first 2 day workshop and at least four weeks to implement a Health and Safety improvement plan in the workplace before the second 2 day workshop that completes the programme.
Extramural options are also available.