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NZBA's Health and Safety Champion course is an NZQA-approved micro-credential. Successful completion leads to the award of unit standard 30264 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) - Describe duties, rights, representation and the regulator in terms of New Zealand health and safety legislation.

About This Course

Course Fee
(Excl. GST)


NZQA Level

NZQA Credits




NZQA Unit Standard

This is a 4-hour foundation course which gives learners an understanding of their health and safety responsibilities and obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).


New Zealand Biosecurity Academy has Consent to Assess against the unit standard indicated above and has had this course pre-moderated and approved by our standard setting body The Skills Organisation.


Training is available in-classroom in Albany or Manukau, online via webinar, or at your location by prior arrangement.

Course Overview

The Health and Safety Champion micro-credential is intended to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to understand their fundamental health and safety responsibilities and obligations, using targeted examples relevant to their industry. Learners will examine the personal consequences of unsafe actions to better improve health and safety at work. This micro-credential will benefit all workers, contractors, supervisors, health and safety representatives and managers. Successful completion of the micro-credential will allow learners to become champions of health and safety best practice at their workplace.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be a champion of Health and Safety

  2. Understand risks and hazards

  3. Work safely

  4. Understand consequences of actions

  5. Champion positive health and safety culture

  6. Understand worker responsibilities and obligations

  7. Understand principles of basic risk management.

Content and Delivery

The course content is covered over two modules and key content includes the following:

  • Foundation Knowledge

  • Best practice health and safety principles

  • Importance of working safely

  • Championing health and safety culture

  • Effective health and safety communication strategies

  • Consequences of unsafe actions

  • Removing yourself from unsafe situations

  • Understanding the power of health and safety champions.

Delivery (Blended Learning):

  • 4-hour classroom or webinar session

  • Online Forum Discussions 

  • eLearning videos 

  • Two Quizzes

  • Two Assignments

  • Final Assessment.

Information for Learners

Entry and selection requirements
To be eligible to enrol into this course, all learners must meet, or be able to demonstrate, the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

  • Have (or be able to demonstrate ability to meet) a Level 1 qualification or obtain competence in a Level 1 pre-assessment that reflects literacy and numeracy abilities;
    have a minimum of 3 years secondary education.

  • Have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English;
    Have (or be able to demonstrate an ability to meet) written and oral English skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or higher.

  • Be able to provide proof of identity. This can be either a Passport or Drivers Licence.

Reassessment and Appeals

Learners are able to re-sit assessments for which they do not achieve competency. If learners wish to re-sit assessments, they will need to contact the Training Coordinator who will arrange for this to take place.

In the event that candidates have a concern about their assessment, we ask that in the first instance, you talk with the trainer or contact the Training Coordinator. The trainer will re-assess the learner in consultation with the NZBA management team. If the learner is still not satisfied following the re-assessment procedure, NZBA will initiate external post-assessment moderation with the appropriate advisory group member for a final assessment decision.


The assessment for this course completion of two quizzes, two assignments and one assessment.


Learners must achieve 100% in all assessment outcomes in order to pass.

Welfare and Guidance

Learners are able to approach the trainer regarding support, guidance and cultural sensitivities.

Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti O Waitangi

NZBA recognises the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand and seeks to apply the principles of the treaty in our day to day activities.

Course Overview
Learning Outcomes
Content and Delivery
Information for Learners
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