This programme focuses on the practical management of occupational health and safety in the workplace and allows candidates to select skills and knowledge relevant to their sector of industry.

This programme is targeted at those currently working in industry who hold positions as first line managers, safety supervisors/representatives, co-ordinators or team leaders and are actively involved in the practical management of OSH and wish to gain further skills and knowledge in this area.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
    65 (31 compulsory credits and 34 elective credits)
  • Awards:
    National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Co-ordination)
  • Location:
    Available nationally
  • Method of Study:
    Part time block courses with assessment completed in the workplace
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes per year
  • POA

Core Elements

Graduates will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Hazard identification and control for OSH practice
  • Evaluating OSH standards and practice
  • Incident investigation in the workplace
  • Implementing a health and safety plan for a workplace
  • Applying knowledge of both general and industry specific methods for managing hazards in industry environments

Career Opportunities

Work site Health and Safety Officers and organisational Health and Safety Advisors.

Entry Criteria

  • Be 16 years of age or over.
  • Hold the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3) or has equivalent experience, knowledge or skills.
  • Employed or have a range of work experience that enables them to understand the industry context of the programme.
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have a IELTS score of 5.5

Special entry may be granted where evidence exits that the applicant can successfully complete the programme. Please contact the Polytechnic for details.