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NZ Certificate in Workplace Health & Safety Practice (Level 4)

Gain the skills, qualifications and recognition to plan, implement and evaluate your organisation's occupational health and safety policies.


Join our cohort of Health and Safety professionals and develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes to implement, supervise, monitor, and communicate organisational and job specific health and safety requirements and practices in the workplace.

 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.

Over the course of this 4 module programme (x4 two day blocks + 1 study day), you’ll learn the processes involved in planning, implementing and evaluating your organisation's occupational health and safety policies.

  • Health and safety plan implementation
  • Hazard management systems development and implementation
  • Incident investigation
  • Health and safety management requirements
  • Auditing health and safety management systems

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.

Who Should Attend

Proudly brought to you by EMA Northern this programme is perfect for safety supervisors, coordinators or team leaders and is suitable for those with a minimum qualification of National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - Workplace Safety (Level 3) or equivalent work experience.

Holders of this qualification will be eligible to apply to the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) to support their application for Technician accreditation.


Be able to:

  • Prepare and implement a health & safety plan
  • Manage and control occupational health and safety practice
  • Evaluate occupational health and safety standards
  • Provide management advice and input into health and safety strategies, policies and practices


  • Communicate, implement, supervise and monitor job-specific Health and Safety requirements and practices in the workplace.
  • Use leadership skills to promote the benefits of good Health and Safety practices, and a proactive Health and Safety culture within the workplace.
  • Apply your knowledge of Health and Safety risk analyses and mitigation strategies. • Conduct a Health and Safety assessment and prepare your organisation for a health and safety audit/inspection.


Entry to this programme is subject to your application being approved. Please download, complete and email the required information in the applicaiton forms detailing on your qualifications, knowledge and related experience to date - you will then receive confirmation of your approval to complete the registration.



Applicants are asked to download and complete the below documents (linked)- then complete the online registration form. Completed documentation is to be emailed to 

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