New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety - Competenz
LEVEL 3 - COMPETENZ
The New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety (Level 3) trains, certifies and qualifies individuals to work safely in their task environment and/or move down a career pathway as a health and safety professional. It uses the NZQA unit standards as the means to measure each candidate's competence. This programme is flexible in order to meet the context in which the candidate works or is intending to work.
This programme is delivered over twenty weeks part-time by a combination of at least seven days of face-to-face and workplace experience to achieve the required learning outcomes. At the completion of the programme graduates will be able to:
- Identify (or recognise) health and safety legislative and workplace requirements in industry.
- Apply good health and safety behaviours’ to meet legislative and workplace requirements in industry.
- Conduct risk assessment in industry
- Apply risk management processes in industry
- Act responsibly and sensibly to achieve a health and safety conscious environment for themselves, their families, work, and communities they live in.
The programme of study includes all compulsory Unit Standards in Module A totaling 17 credits, and 23 credits from elective Unit Standards in Module B as follows:
Module A - Compulsory Unit Standards (17 Credits)
|Unit Standard||Unit Description||Credits||Level|
|30264||Describe duties, rights, representation, and the regulator in terms of New Zealand health and safety legislation||3||3|
|30265||Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role||8||3|
|30266||Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety culture and practices||6||3|
Module B - Elective Unit Standards (23 Credits)
|Unit Standard||Unit Description||Credits||Level|
|Health and Safety Roles|
|18408||Demonstrate knowledge of fire and emergency warden duties in the workplace||3||3|
|29315||Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace||2||3|
|30433||Describe the role and function of a health and safety committee in a New Zealand workplace||2||3|
|18426||Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces||4||3|
|25510||Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely||4||3|
|17600||Explain safe work practices for working at heights||3||3|
|25045||Employ height safety equipment in the workplace||4||3|
|3466||Apply risk reduction techniques and strategies while driving||4||3|
|17459||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace||3||3|
|17592||Identify causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace||4||3|
|Elevated Work Platforms (EWP)|
|23966||Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use||2||3|
|30596||Demonstrate knowledge of asbestos and safety measures for asbestos-related work||2||3|
|Health and Safety at Work|
|22316||Demonstrate knowledge of the management of drug and alcohol-related problems in the workplace||4||3|
|22318||Demonstrate knowledge of employer responsibilities in relation to drug and/or alcohol use in the workplace||10||3|
|17591||Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and management of Discomfort, Pain and Injury (DPI) in the workplace||8||3|
|17594||Demonstrate knowledge of hearing conservation in the workplace||3||3|
|21337||Demonstrate knowledge of sleep and sleep management in relation to work performance||2||3|
|Health and Safety Activities|
|25042||Prepare a workplace health and safety improvement plan using data analysis and productivity measures||4||3|
|17601||Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation||6||4*|
|19522||Undertake job safety analysis||3||3|
|17588||Apply for, accept, and carry out work according to a work permit in the workplace||4||3|
|17590||Issue worksite specific work permits||6||3|
|14609||Describe risk factors that contribute to injury on construction sites||3||3|
|25043||Lockout and reinstate machinery in the workplace||4||3|
|17586||Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety in the workplace||4||3|
|25044||Wear and operate compressed air breathing apparatus in the workplace||4||3|
Our teaching Method
Our Trainers are all experienced practical people. They speak everyday workplace language and have a wealth of real-life examples to share with our students. A typical delivery is through experience. Over 50% of the lessons contain hands-on activities and the programme includes considerable work experience. Students are encouraged to ‘have a go’ in a supportive, safe environment.
To be eligible to enrol applicants should:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Have access to appropriate work to complete the relevant work experience requirements as verified by an employer or supervisor
For heights related courses candidates must:
- Weigh less than 135 Kilograms (due to harness weight restrictions) for heights-based training
- Be physically fit and able to climb and carry heavy weights
- Have access to relevant tools and equipment.
The course investment will vary depending on specific course requirements such as customisation of content, training location and number of Candidates. Eligible applicants may receive a subsidy on approval from Competenz.
7 days face to face within a total of 20 WEEKS Part-Time Learning.