New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6)

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Be the strategic lead

Want to have what it takes to confidently lead the direction of Health & Safety within NZ businesses? This course is for you!

Building on from the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety (Level 4), this course will help you 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 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.

What you will learn

Courses Level Credits
6001 - Risk Management and Quality 6 15
6002 - Organisational Behaviour 6 15
6003 - Health and Safety in Employment 6 15
6004 - Occupational Health and Safety Strategies and Organisational Systems 6 15
6005 - Occupational Health and Occupational Safety Training Strategies and Evaluation 6 15
6006 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Practice Leadership 6 15
6007 - Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement 6 15
6008 - Occupational Health and Safety Intervention Programme Design and Evaluation 6 15

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have evidence of successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4) or have equivalent current knowledge and skills as assessed at interview

  • All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; or an accepted international equivalence.


New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time/Part time


1 year

Start Dates

Online: February

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Phone 0800 162 100
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