Early in Career Programme

Early in Career Programme


Theary Thong. MPI and a group of attendees who have completed the EIC programme

Theary Thong, MPI and other EiC Attendees 2021

In 2021, the GHSL decided to introduce a new professional development opportunity for Early in Career (EiC) H&S practitioners in addition to our existing forums.

Partnering with IMPAC, the GHSL offered a new Early in Careers (EiC) Programme, designed to help new H&S practitioners build core H&S knowledge using a structured learning and workshop approach.

The EiC programme kicked off in April 2021 with 23 attendees representing 16 different public sector agencies and crown entities.

Due to the programme’s success last year, we are excited to offer a 2022 Early in Careers Programme facilitated once again by IMPAC for our new H&S practitioners.

About the Programme

This programme consists of four workshop modules which are tailored to recognise EiC H&S practitioners specific learning needs. Each workshop covers a stand-alone topic, with all modules cumulatively providing a solid foundation of learning for all attendees. 

Overall, the aims of our workshops are to:

  • Build core H&S capability and application.
  • Provide linkages to other scheduled workshops.
  • Be practical, engaging, and useful to apply back in the office or onsite.
  • Supports cross agency collaboration and connections.


EIC Learning Modules

 Once every six weeks, each of our workshop modules will cover a different core H&S topic.

IMPAC will facilitate each three-hour workshop which will include a range of interactive activities, discussions, practical exercises, and opportunity to network.
Each workshop module will provide a general understanding of the topic, its importance, the risks/impacts associated for the organisation or workforce.

At the end of the workshop, the EiC practitioner will be able to apply their learning in a useful way back in the office, or onsite, supported by resources supplied at the workshops.  

Who can attend?

Our EiC Programme is designed for and aimed at H&S practitioners who are starting their careers in roles such as graduates, co-ordinators, administrators, new advisers or H&S Reps who want to develop their H&S knowledge further. However, anyone can attend from public sector or state enterprise agencies. Check out our flyer. [PDF, 456 KB]

Cost to attend?

The cost to attend is $1,165* +GST per attendee (For all four modules).
*Note – This cost will be reduced to $780 +GST per attendee if we have 25 or more attendees booked.

What's in it for me?

"The four IMPAC courses were engaging, practical and informative. I feel more confident and better equipped with Health and Safety knowledge throughout the year. I have been able to apply the knowledge I received from the courses to the projects that I am contributing to, and I can understand the tasks that I am working on in a broader perspective.

- Theary Thong, Health Safety and Wellbeing Coordinator for MPI, Oct 2021

2022 Programme Dates



Module Order/Topic:

Learning outcomes:

Thursday, 19 May 2022

1.00 pm - 4.00pm  

Module 1 - Health & Safety Risk Fundamentals 
Learners will gain an understanding of core H&S concepts including hazard/harm/risk/risk factors/risk controls.

By the end of this session the attendees will be able to build an H&S risk profile using both a proactive and reactive approach.

Thursday, 23 June 2022


1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Module 2 - Worker Engagement, Participation and Representation 
Learners will gain a greater understanding on how to engage key stakeholders and facilitate meaningful participation and representation in an H&S context.

By the end of this session attendees will be able to gather meaningful information relative to their workforce whilst having awareness of the role culture and communication plays in achieving tangible workplace outcomes.

 Thursday, 11 August 2022

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Module 3 - Working with other PCBU’s 
Learners will gain an understanding on the legal principles that underpin the overlapping duties to consult, cooperate and coordinate.

By the end of this session attendees will be able to demonstrate an understanding of PCBU relationships within their work, recognising the drivers of ‘Control and Influence’.

 Thursday, 22 September 2022

1.00pm - 4.00 pm 

Module 4 -Reporting and Measuring Performance  Learners will gain a greater understanding of performance indicators and their relationship to workplace risk.

By the end of this session the attendees will be able to link reporting duties and performance measures into a risk management framework.

*The preferred option is in person, however we can move to online option due to covid restrictions.

Booking your place

To book yourself or a staff member, please contact the GHSL directly at ghsl@mpi.govt.nz.   All our bookings require the following attendee details (Name, Position, Cost Centre, Email and Phone details).  

For further information or enquires contact:
Debbie Bridge, Senior Adviser, Workforce Development.


0800 HS Lead (0800 47 5323)