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Study Health & Safety at SIT

Health and Safety courses at SITWhether you're already in a health and safety role, or you're looking to enter the industry, a qualification in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) will teach you skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in this industry. Health & Safety graduates are able to demonstrate knowledge of occupational health and safety systems, practices and programmes, and have evaluated, planned, developed and implemented them into a workplace. 

Graduating students could go on to employment as:

  • Health and safety co-coordinators / officers / representatives / advisors
  • OSH investigators
  • Production supervisors
  • Training co-ordinators
  • Occupational safety and health roles through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and employment.
  • Human resource staff

Programmes in Health & Safety

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

OGraduate54Health & Safety4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
ODegree54Health & Safety4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
ODiploma54Health & Safety4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Health & Safety Courses

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3 years fulltime

Up to 10 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

The Bachelor of Applied Management programme of study aims to produce graduates with the personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of the soft skills for management (such as communication, business writing, presentation, interpersonal, and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific business knowledge and skills.

Majors available for the Bachelor of Applied Management programme:

Double majors available:
  • Project Management / Applied Management (465 credits)
  • Event Management / Applied Marketing (450 credits)

Course Details

6 months full-time

Up to 3 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management is to provide students who already have a degree, or extensive applicable experience, with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in a specialised field, which can be used in professional practice or further advanced study in this area.

Course Details

1 year fulltime

Up to 5 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management will critically analyse strategic occupational health and safety issues facing organisations, develop and implement policies and procedures in the area of occupational health and safety management, and undertake an influential leadership role for occupational health and safety management

Course Details

1 year full time

Up to 3 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Whether you're already in a health and safety role, or you're looking to enter the industry, this diploma course will teach you about occupational health and safety systems, practices and programmes. The programme is comprised of six papers, covering the identification and management of hazards and systems in the workplace, the development of safety programmes, monitoring, auditing and assessment. High profile issues are covered, such as noise-induced hearing loss and respiratory protection and while there’s theory, most of the course is practically focused, much of which includes components that you can complete while on the job.

Course Details