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NZ Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6)

Learn to lead, develop, influence, implement and integrate effective workplace health and safety systems.


Join our cohort of Health and Safety professionals and develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes to lead, develop, influence, implement and integrate effective workplace health and safety systems.


Why learn with us?

  • Ran onsite at The Chamber premises
  • Delivered over 16 learning days (8 blocks of 2 day workshops) + one virtual study day
  • Learning alongside Canterbury health and safety professionals
  • Facilitated by industry experts
  • Opportunities to grow your professional knowledge and network.

Proudly brought to you by EMA Northern this eight-module programme is perfect for leaders in the Health and Safety field who’d like to further develop their skills in practical and relevant ways.

Who Should Attend

To undertake the Diploma, you must be able to verify that you are currently in a senior OH&S management role and have the full support of your company, including access to their systems and data. This programme is suitable for those with a minimum qualification of the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Coordination) Level 4 or have equivalent experience.

Entry to this programme is subject to your application being approved. Please complete the registration form with details on your qualifications, knowledge and related experience to date - you will then receive confirmation of your approval to complete the registration.

Payment: Note that we are able to invoice for NZ Diploma registrations - please email us at if you would like option.



  • The management, system review and evaluation of Health & Safety policy and performance
  • Practical Health and Safety procedures and implementation for contractor management, return-to-work programmes, emergency actions and more
  • Effective Health and Safety communication strategies and techniques
  • Risk assessment and management, including ergonomics and human factors; accident investigation, recording and reporting.

*This programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Employers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (Northern) Incorporated Trading as EMA Training is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act.


  • Lead, review and influence an organisation’s effective Health and Safety communication, consultation and engagement strategies and training programmes at all levels
  • Foster a positive, resilient Health and Safety leadership and culture
  • Use proven 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
  • Analyse and report on Health and Safety-related data to help strategic planning and measure performance.

Application Documents

Entry to this event is subject to your application being approved. Applicants are asked to:

First download, complete and send through the following forms and then email these through to, as well as complete the application online to confirm their interest. 


  1. Employer Support Declaration Form: NZ Dip WHSM (Level 6) Employer Support Declaration Form.pdf
  2. Course Application: Course_application_NZ_Dip_in _WHSM (L6).pdf
  3. Disclosure and Security of Information form: QAF6 v5 Disclosure and Security of Information.doc

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