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Successful completion of our Risk Management course leads to the award of unit standard 30265 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) - Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role.

About This Course

Course Fee
(Excl. GST)


NZQA Level

NZQA Credits




NZQA Unit Standard

This is an 8-hour course which gives learners the knowledge and skills required to assess the level of risk associated with hazards, allowing effective implementation and improvement of risk management practices at their workplace.

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 Risk Management course gives learners the confidence and knowledge required to undertake effective risk management which will reduce the chance of harm occurring - ensuring everyone gets home safe. You will learn to manage health and safety risks and identify ways to improve risk management practices in your workplace. The course is suitable to anyone required to identify and manage risk within the workplace. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the principles risk management. 

  2. Describe each principle of the risk management process: identify, assess, control, monitor and review.​

  3. Apply risk management to a job role in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry good practice.

  4. Identify hazards

  5. Assess risks

  6. Identify control measures to manage risk

  7. identify methods to monitor managed risks

  8. Identify methods to review the risk management process.

Content and Delivery

Course content includes:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)

  • Risk Management Principles

  • Identifying Hazards

  • Analysis

  • Standard Operating Procedures

  • Safe Work Method Statements. 


  • 8-hour classroom or webinar session

  • Online Forum Discussions 

  • eLearning videos 

  • One 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 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
Health and Safety Courses

Upcoming Sessions

Dec 11 - Dec 17














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