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New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

Intake 1: 11 February 2019 to 07 June 2019 - Applications Close 21 January 2019

Intake 2: 01 April 2019 to 26 July 2019 - Applications Close 11 March 2019

Intake 3: 17 June 2019 to 11 October 2019 - Applications Close 27 May 2019

Intake 4: 05 August 2019 to 29 November 2019 - Applications Close 15 July 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Up to four years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 120

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.

MGT206 Risk Management and Quality (Level 6) 15 credits

Students will be provided with a thorough understanding of issues of risk assessment, prevention and intervention in undertaking projects. The related topic of quality control and evaluation is also considered in detail.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • analyse areas of risk in the project management lifecycle;
  • undertake a risk analysis and justify conclusions;
  • compare and contrast problem-solving methods for dealing with problems when they arise in projects and apply them to a specific scenario providing justification for the chosen approach;
  • analyse the principles of quality control in projects;
  • examine the common methods of evaluating quality in projects;
  • develop a quality management plan and undertake, with rationale, corrective action to address a quality management issue in a specific example.

MGT215 Organisational Behaviour (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper provides students with a strong background and understanding of organisational and motivational theories and the application of these in the development of internal and external environmental analyses for an organisation.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • examine organisation theory in relation to management in organisations;
  • examine motivation theory in relation to management in organisations and conduct internal and external environmental analyses for an organisation.

MGT222 Health and Safety in Employment (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper presents students with an overview of health and safety in employment situations and the development of strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of work-related injury and illness.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • examine sources of health and safety information;
  • analyse health and safety information;
  • analyse programme strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of work-related injury and illness and develop and apply a health and safety strategy for a specific organisation.

MGT225 Occupational Health and Safety Strategies and Organisational Systems (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper provides students with an overview of both health and safety systems and strategies, including policies and processes, to enable the proactive management of risk and hazards for both occupational health and occupational safety.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • discuss the purpose of integrated health and safety systems and strategies,
  • critically evaluate both health and safety systems and strategies within an organisation,
  • implement integrated health and safety systems and strategies to proactively management risk and hazards with regards to both health and safety,
  • monitor an integrated health and safety system and/or strategy and evaluate the success of an integrated health and safety system and/or strategy.

MGT226 Occupational Health and Occupational Safety Training Strategies and Evaluation (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper provides students with the knowledge and information to critically evaluate organizational health and safety training strategies and programmes.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to

  • compare and contrast occupational health and occupational safety training strategies and programmes,
  • assess the influences of occupational health and occupational safety training strategies and programmes on organisational operations,
  • critically evaluate occupational health training strategies and programmes,
  • critically evaluate occupational safety training strategies and programmes.

MGT227 Occupational Health and Safety Management Practice Leadership (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be champions for occupational health and occupational safety to enable development of leadership and building of an organisational health and safety culture. This paper will also enable students to develop an understanding of aspects of leadership, leadership style and methods for dealing with leadership problems

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • assess occupational health and occupational safety best practice for a specific organisation,
  • outline the factors involved in performance management and critically examine strategies to review individual performance,
  • examine the importance of leadership style in managing people in a team environment,
  • consider various contemporary leadership concepts and how they can be implemented to build an organisational health and safety culture,
  • evaluate the application of leadership concepts in the development of a health and safety culture within an organisation.

MGT228 Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse health and safety data to assist in strategic planning and performance measurement within an organisation.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • discuss the principles of data collection and management to assist in strategic planning and performance measurement relevant to occupational health and safety,
  • calculate, apply and evaluate data from a range of sources, such as HR investigations, financial indicators, incident reporting, exposure monitoring reports, staff meetings, workplace audits, investigation reports, etc,
  • compare and contrast strategic planning and performance measurement options for a given situation and make recommendations,
  • use occupational health and safety data analyses and evaluations to assist decision-making in a given situation.

MGT229 Occupational Health and Safety Intervention Programme Design and Evaluation (Level 6) 15 credits

This paper provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and evaluate both occupational health and occupational safety programmes and reporting systems. In this paper students will undertake identification of sources of information to assist in the development and evaluation of intervention programme strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of work-related injury and illness.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

  • identify and access sources of occupational health and occupational safety information for the purpose of promoting health and safety,
  • analyse occupational health and occupational safety information to identify potential injury and/or health issues,
  • develop intervention programme strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of injury and/or health issues,
  • evaluate intervention programme actions and outcomes and make recommendations.

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration cost of $50.00 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 2019 Cost (NZ$) $7.00 per credit + admin cost $50.00 per application (e.g. $700 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students $100 per credit

Payments must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice. 

Withdrawals & Transfers

  • Early withdrawals within the first week of the intake starting are entitled to a full refund of the Student Direct Material Costs but not the non-refundable administration cost of $50.00.
  • Withdrawals have to be requested within 75% of the intake, withdrawals after the early withdrawal date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer requests have to be within the first two weeks of the intake starting and will incur a $50.00 transfer fee. Transfers can only occur to a subsequent intake within the same calendar year.

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink. Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nzThis link is to an external site and opens in a new window.

Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to management and strategic decision making in the workplace health and safety sector.

Provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in workplace health and safety.

Produce dedicated, professional practitioners who hold a qualification which is well regarded by employers in the workplace health and safety sector. 

All Applicants:

Applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age, with a minimum of four years secondary education. All applicants should have academic attributes (e.g. successful completion of a previous qualification at Level 4 or above) or industry experience (e.g. as evidenced by CV or employer references) which indicate they have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme.

Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are also important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Special Admission:

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in advanced level studies in workplace health and safety management (e.g. strong work experience/background as evidenced by CV, or referee attestations), may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 50)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and Internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance: During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only). All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study. Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2ndweek of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme. Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide us with.  Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.

  • I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
  • I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section
  • I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study
  • I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)
  • I know my intended payment method
  • If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed and approved purchase order to attach to my online application.  I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility.
  • I have completed and will attach a cross credit form (if applying for a cross credit)
  • New students – I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application.
  • New students – I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates).  These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience).
  • Access to a workplace or organisation operating a health and safety system(s) would be benefial for some of the papers within the programme of study.
  • I have computer access,  an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office

What is the Zero Fees Scheme?

The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees. However, there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay and a non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee is for processing your application and the Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard® our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.

Who qualifies for the Zero Fees Scheme?

  • A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or 
  • An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment.

Instructions to help you with your application:

  1. Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.
  2. Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call
    0800 748 257 for further options.
  3. Complete your online enrolment checking that:

If you are a new student …

  • Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it); 
  • If you do not have an active NSN, then attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling in.
  • If you are a Resident or Permanent resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
  • Attach all academic documentation to support your application including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV;

Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.

  1. Please check that you have included all the required information and supporting documents.  Your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
  2. Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz.

What happens next?

  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks. However, we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation.
  • Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment.
  • Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order) you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet. Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) programme of delivery, and be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) programme of delivery.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) programme of delivery full-time over one year or part-time over four years.

Please Note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Assessments for this course typically involve a variety of essays and written reports.  Assessments also involve practical interaction with industry stakeholders.

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