He Ara Matatau - SafePlus Assessor Micro-credential
Level 6
Free programme. New programme. Online programme.

Registrations for this course are now full until May 2024.
Please refer to the FAQ section for more information.

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Grow your capability to support work health and safety improvement. Become a SafePlus Assessor with this NZQA micro-credential developed with WorkSafe.

If you are a HASANZ-registered health and safety professional, this micro-credential is the new, WorkSafe-recognised path for you to become a SafePlus Assessor. You will learn and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the SafePlus Onsite Assessment and Advisory Service.

The micro-credential can be completed online over a period of 12 weeks, making it convenient and accessible for busy professionals.

On completion, assessors will be able to support organisations in implementing strategies for ongoing change using SafePlus, to make work safer and healthier in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

SafePlus is complementary to other health and safety assessment tools. Its focus is on behaviours, beliefs and attitudes within a business that shape how work occurs.

"The focus on culture, how we work… that’s how we can fail, even if the policies are there." 

"I believe you’re not going to change until you can change behaviours...this assessment can do that."

Feedback from SafePlus assessed businesses.

On the successful completion of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits, principles and components of the SafePlus assessment approach
  • Apply a holistic approach to assessing health and wellbeing at work using Te Whare Tapa Whā during a SafePlus onsite assessment.
  • Scope and prepare a SafePlus onsite assessment plan for a simulated Aotearoa, New Zealand organisation
  • Assess the health and safety performance of a simulated organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand, using the SafePlus assessment approach.
  • Synthesise and present evidence obtained during a SafePlus onsite assessment
  • Recommend actions in response to findings of the SafePlus onsite assessment of a simulated organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

This micro-credential features assessing health and wellbeing at work using Te Whare Tapa Whā.


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