This programme focuses on workplace health and safety knowledge as well as recognising competencies associated with a range of workplace safety and health issues from specific industries.

This programme is targeted at those currently working in industry who have an interest, desire or need to become more involved in the management and co-ordination of OSH activities in their places of work.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
    50 (9 compulsory credits and 41 elective credits)
  • Awards:
    National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety)
  • 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:

  • The protection of health and safety in the workplace
  • Applying safe working practices in the workplace
  • Applying hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace
  • Applying knowledge of both general and industry specific methodologies for managing hazards in industry environments

Further Study Paths

Progression to higher level qualification in occupational health and safety, such as the National Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (Co-ordination) (Level 4).

Career Opportunities

Specialisation in the occupational health and safety area and management and co-ordination of OSH activities at places of work.

Entry Criteria

  • Be 16 years of age or over.
  • 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.