New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3)


Provides foundation health and safety skills and knowledge to meet workplace health and safety requirements.

Graduates may also be able to apply these skills under limited supervision in roles across a wide range of fields.

This qualification is intended for people who are intending to work, or working within a New Zealand workplace.

Learning outcomes – graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of legislative requirements, and workplace health and safety practices to the general workplace environment
  • Apply the requirements for workplace health and safety communication to a job role
  • Apply the principles of health and safety risk assessment to a job role
  • Demonstrate awareness of the benefits of good workplace health and safety practices on themselves, their families, their place of work and wider community.

Approximate duration

5 - 12 months

NZQA qualification overview