New Site Safe Certificate Programme

05 Oct 2018

Site Safe will be offering a new certificate programme from January 2019.

The new certificate is a NZQA qualification that focuses on practical workplace health and safety. The programme is called:

Health and Safety in Construction

leading towards

New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3)

The benefits of achieving our new certificate programme:
  • become a health and safety leader in your company
  • develop new skills and gain a NZQA qualification
  • demonstrate a commitment to safety training through theoretical and practical learning
  • proudly stand for safety in the New Zealand construction industry

Site Safe are offering the Health and Safety in Construction programme because the current Certificate in Construction Site Safety which Site Safe delivers in partnership with Unitec, is ending this year as we align to new Certificate frameworks with NZQA.

Under the Health and Safety in Construction programme, learners will complete by achieving 40 credits through attending Site Safe courses, completing assignments and producing workplace evidence.

We believe that learners will benefit from the practical aspect of the programme, where they will get to use real life examples of how they work safely to help gain their qualification.

From January, further information about the programme, including how learners can enrol, will be available on the website. 

From 2019, all existing Certificate in Construction Site Safety (CCSS) learners will be automatically transferred into the new Health and Safety in Construction programme. Any credits previously awarded will be recognised and transferred into the new programme with equal value.

For a learner to complete the programme in 2019, they will need to achieve all 40 credits including two of three mandatory courses:

  • Risk Management – 8 Credits
  • Site-Specific Safety Planning – 7 Credits (previously called Advanced Passport)
  • Leadership in Safety – 7 credits

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 0800 SITE SAFE.

Download the programme brochure.


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