New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

To be advised

Duration:

50 weeks (Part Time)

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 40

Take the first step into health and safety with the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3). Develop the foundational skills and knowledge needed to make your workplace safer and healthier.

This course will teach you about health and safety requirements and responsibilities as an employee or supervisor in a range of industries and disciplines.

You will learn:

  • Legislative requirements
  • Workplace health and safety practices
  • Principles and risk assessments
  • Benefits of workplace health and safety practices

30264 Describe duties, rights, representation and the regulator in terms of New Zealand health and safety legislation (3 credits)

18408 Demonstrate knowledge of fire and emergency warden duties in the workplace (3 credits)

30433 Describe the role and function of a health and safety committee in a New Zealand workplace (2 credits)

17591 Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and management of Discomfort, Pain and Injury (DPI) in the workplace (8 credits)

17586 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety in the workplace (4 credits)

17594 Demonstrate knowledge of hearing conservation in the workplace (3 credits)

17459 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace (3 credits)

30266 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety culture and practices (6 credits)

30265 Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role (8 credits)

6400 Manage first aid in an emergency situation (2 credits)

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 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. 

 

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.nz

This qualification can serve as an entry point into a career specific to workplace health and safety and may also provide an entry points into other occupations or sectors. 

School Leavers

10 credits at NCEA Level 2 in both literacy and numeracy

Other desirable subjects include:

  • Computing
  • Communication and customer service skills
  • Four years’ secondary education

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 2 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, 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 one of the following: 

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

An International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- Level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English, or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL), or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

Successful completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment:

IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36

Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill

Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

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.

 

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.

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

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 New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve: 

  • All of the graduate profile outcomes showing competence to a minimum of 40 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3)
  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3) part-time over 50 tutorial weeks

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

This qualification leads to New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4)

The assessments for this course typically include  obeservation of practical skills, written assessments and written portfolio of evidence on how to apply foundation health and safety skills and knowledge to meet workplace health and safety requirements.

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