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Successful completion of our Health and Safety Culture course leads to the award of unit standard 30266 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) - Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety culture and practices.

About This Course

Course Fee
(Excl. GST)


NZQA Level

NZQA Credits




NZQA Unit Standard

This 8-hour course gives learners an understanding of workplace health and safety culture and practices. You will learn about building trust and respect, health and safety best practice, inclusion and engagement, communication and much more.

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 Workplace Health and Safety Culture course reinforces that culture is key to improving health and safety in your organisation. Behaviours reflect how we think: our assumptions, beliefs and attitudes. In a strong safety culture, everyone has a shared safety attitude and works together to achieve health and safety objectives. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe healthy and safe practices in a workplace

  2. Describe reporting and documentation requirements in terms of workplace health and safety

  3. Describe the communication process in terms of health and safety practices in a workplace setting

  4. Describe workplace health and safety culture

  5. Define communication and understand basic models and theories of communication

  6. Identify a variety of communication media and methods

  7. Match media, method, message, and audience to achieve effective communication outcomes

  8. Explain specific issues when communicating about workplace health and safety

  9. Develop a workplace health and safety communication plan for a specific topic and audience.

Content and Delivery

The course content includes the following:

  • Health and Safety Culture

  • Building Trust and Respect

  • Health and Safety Practices

  • Communication

  • Notifiable Events

  • Reports

  • Communication Barriers.

Delivery (Blended Learning):

  • 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 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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