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This is a two day course designed to build and expand on the knowledge you already have and to focus that knowledge to allow you to tackle the health and safety issues that supervisors are responsible for everyday.

About This Course

Course Fee
(Excl. GST)

$1, 150

This 2-day course is ideal for all site leaders as well as those new or shoulder tapped supervisors of a construction site.

Completion of this course will allow you to take the ConstructSafe Supervisor Competency Assessment. (Tier 3)

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

Course Overview

The Supervising Safely course will give learners the skills and knowledge required to be effective in their role as supervisors. After the course, learners will understand the links between safety culture and profitability, how to champion health and safety and how to improve safety practices.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and use techniques for changing employee behaviour to improve safety on a building or construction site.

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of adult learning principles and how they can be applied to improve safety on a building or construction site.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of, and use, critical success factors to improve safety on a building or construction site.

Content and Delivery

Course content includes:

  • Influencing behvaiour

  • Training workers and evaluating competency

  • Job planning and Task Analysis/SWMS

  • Accident Investigation

  • Emergency Planning

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).

Delivery (Blended Learning):

  • 2x 8-hour classroom or webinar sessions, with one week between each.

  • Online Forum Discussions 

  • eLearning videos 

  • One Assignment

  • 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 and one assignment.


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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