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NZQF Ref

1111

Version

5

Page of



National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 1)





Level

1

Credits

40



Purpose

This qualification is designed to accommodate the needs of a cross section of industry personnel. The qualification provides evidence of the attainment of a foundation level of workplace health and safety competency as well as a range of supporting communication skills. The qualification also recognises specialist competencies associated with workplace safety and health issues including first aid, fire and emergency response, and occupational health and safety practice.


The qualification is designed to be flexible in its application to meet the needs of candidates from different areas of industry.
Candidates undertaking this qualification would typically be new to the industry and could progress to the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3) [Ref: 0801].

Credit Range




Compulsory

Elective A

Elective B

Level 1 credits


7

0-1

0-16

Level 2 credits

4

0-13

0-16

Level 3 or above credits

-

0-13

0-16

Minimum totals

11

13

0-16

Requirements for Award of Qualification





Award of NZQF National Qualifications
Credit gained for a standard may be used only once to meet the requirements of this qualification.
Unit standards and achievement standards that are equivalent in outcome are mutually exclusive for the purpose of award. The table of mutually exclusive standards is provided on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/standards/standards-exclusion-list/.
Reviewed standards that continue to recognise the same overall outcome are registered as new versions and retain their identification number (ID). Any version of a standard with the same ID may be used to meet qualification requirements that list the ID and/or that specify the past or current classification of the standard.


Summary of Requirements


  • A minimum of 40 credits

  • Compulsory standards

  • Elective B – Balance


Detailed Requirements
Compulsory

The following standards are required


Health > Occupational Health and Safety > Occupational Health and Safety Practice

ID

Title

Level

Credit

497

Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements

1

3

17593

Apply safe work practices in the workplace

2

4

Humanities > Communication Skills > Writing



ID

Title

Level

Credit

3483

Fill in a form

1

2

3490

Complete an incident report

1

2


Elective A

A minimum of 13 credits


Community and Social Services > Community and Workplace Fire and Emergency Management > Workplace Fire and Emergency Response

ID

Title

Level

Credit

3271

Suppress fire with hand extinguishers and fixed hose reels

2

1

4647

Explain principles of fire science

2

1

Health > Health Studies > First Aid



ID

Title

Level

Credit

26551

Provide first aid for life threatening conditions

2

1

26552

Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them

2

1




Field

Subfield

Domain

Health

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Practice


Elective B

The balance of credits to achieve

A minimum of 40 credits

May come from the following




Field

Subfield

Domain

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Any

Any

Community and Social Services

Any

Any

Engineering and Technology

Any

Any

Health

Any

Any

Humanities

Any

Any

Law and Security

Any

Any

Manufacturing

Any

Any

Planning and Construction

Any

Any

Service Sector

Any

Any



Transition Arrangements



Version 5
Version 5 was issued to reflect the change of standard setting body responsibility.
Changes to structure and content

  • Expiring standards 6400, 6401 and 6402 were replaced with 26551 and 26552.

For detailed information see Review Summaries on the NZQA website.


This qualification contains standards that replace earlier standards. For the purposes of this qualification, people who have gained credit for the expiring standards are exempt from the requirement to gain credit for the replacement standards – see table below.


Credit for

Exempt from

6400

26551, 26552

6401

26552

6402

26551

Existing candidates may complete version 4 or transition to version 5.


Previous versions of the qualifications
Version 4 was issued following revision. Changes to structure and content included removing standard 2977 from the compulsory section, amending credits for standards 3483 and 3490.


Credit for

Exempt from

26551, 26552

6400

26552

6401

26551

6402

Version 3 was issued following a revision. Changes to this qualification resulted from standard 1277 being removed from the compulsory section.


Version 2 was issued following a revision. Changes to this qualification resulted from the revision of standard 497.
NZQF National Qualification Registration Information

Process

Version

Date

Last Date for Assessment


Registration

1


August 2004

December 2009


Revision

2


April 2008

December 2010


Revision

3


January 2009

December 2012


Revision

4


January 2010

N/A


Revision

5


May 2014

N/A




Standard Setting Body

The Skills Organisation


Freepost 5164
PO Box 24-469

Royal Oak


Auckland 1345
Telephone (09) 525 2590

Email reviewcomments@skills.org.nz

Website www.skills.org.nz

Other standard setting bodies whose standards are included in the qualification

EMQUAL


NZQA

Planned Review

Any person or organisation may contribute to the review of this qualification by sending feedback to the standard setting body at the above address.




Next Review

2015



Certification

This certificate will display the logos of NZQA, The Skills Organisation and the organisation that has been granted consent to assess against standards that meet the requirements of the qualification (accredited).



Classification

This qualification is classified according to the classification system listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) and the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education (NZSCED) system as specified below.




DAS Classification

NZSCED

Code

Description

Code

Description

303

Health > Occupational Health and Safety

061301

Health > Public Health > Occupational Health and Safety




Quality Management Systems

Providers and Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess by a recognised Quality Assurance Body before they can register credits from assessment against standards. Organisation with consent to assess and Industry Training Organisations assessing against standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards. Consent to assess requirements and the moderation system are outlined in the associated Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) for each standard..





The Skills Organisation

SSB Code 100401



Ó New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016





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