Graduates will have enhanced knowledge of the health and safety requirements and responsibilities associated with their place of employment and will be able to contribute effectively to the wider community. Graduates may also be able to apply these skills under limited supervision in roles across a wide range of fields.
This qualification can serve as an entry point into a career specific to workplace health and safety and may also provide an entry point into further study and other occupations or sectors. This qualification leads to New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4). The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Pro+Med (NZ) Limited is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act.
Graduates of this qualification may be able to work in emergency care first responder roles in a variety of settings such as ambulance, outdoor recreation, marine, industrial, and volunteer rescue. Graduates of this qualification do not automatically have an authority to practice - that is a separate endorsement which may be awarded by a service provider. Revalidation: As skill decay occurs when skills are not used regularly, the sector requires graduates to have their skills revalidated to ensure currency with changing practice and its application. This may be by complying with an organisation's internal revalidation process or by completing a recognised recertification process. Learner's are required to hold a current First Aid certificate.