Early in Careers (EiC) Core Competency Programme 2021

About the programme

The Government Health and Safety Lead (GHSL) has partnered with the IMPAC to offer a new Early in Careers (EiC) Core Competency Programme designed for new H&S practitioners who are starting their careers in health, safety, and wellbeing.

The purpose of programme modules will be to build core H&S competency using a structured learning and workshop approach targeted at Early in Career (EiC) H&S practitioners.

Programme overview

The programme consists of four workshop modules throughout 2021 which will be tailored to recognise EiC H&S practitioners specific learning needs. Using a modular approach, 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 quarterly workshops.
  • Be practical, engaging, and useful to apply back in the office or onsite.
  • Supports cross agency collaboration and connections.

Who can attend

Our Early in Career Core Competency Programme is designed for and aimed at H&S practitioners who are starting their careers in roles such as graduates, co-ordinators, administrators, and advisers. However, anyone can attend from public sector agencies. Check out our flyer. [PDF, 413 KB]

EiC Learning Modules

Each of our quarterly workshop modules will cover a different core H&S competency which is tailored for EiC practitioners at their specific career level. 

These three-hour workshops will be facilitated by IMPAC and include a range of interactive activities, discussions, and practical exercises.  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.

Learning outcomes

The learning objectives and outcomes that will be covered across the four, three-hour modules are listed below:

  1. Health & Safety Risk Foundations – Learners will gain an understanding of core health and safety risk concepts including hazard/harm/risk/risk factors/risk controls.
    Outcome: 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.

  1. Engagement, Participation and Representation – Learners will gain a greater understanding and appreciation on how to engage key stakeholders and facilitate meaningful participation and representation in an H&S context.
    Outcome: 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.

  1. Working with other PCBU’s – Learners will gain an understanding on the legal principles that underpin the overlapping duties to consult, cooperate and coordinate.
    Outcome: 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’.

  2. Reporting and Measuring Performance – Learners will gain a greater understanding of performance indicators and their relationship to workplace risk.
    Outcome: By the end of this session the attendee will be able to link reporting duties and performance measures into a risk management framework.

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from IMPAC once they have attended all four modules.

EiC Programme Dates

We are now taking bookings for our Early in Careers (EiC) Core Competency Programme starting in April 2021.

Module

Topic

Location

Date

Time

Module 1

Health and Safety Risk Fundamentals

In-person course (IRD Office, Asteron Centre, Wellington)

21 Apr

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Module 2

Engagement, Participation and Representation

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

17 Jun

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Module 3

Working with other PCBU’s

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

19 Aug

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Module 4

Reporting and Measuring Performance

In-person course (Ministry for Primary Industries, Bowen St, Wellington)

21 Oct

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Workshop numbers: Minimum of 20 attendees and maximum of 30 attendees.

How do I invest in my workforce?

For GHSL member agencies, the cost is $1,165* +GST per attendee (For all four modules).
*Note – This cost will be reduced to $780 +GST per attendee if we have 30 attendees booked for this 2021 programme.

Payment: 50% of the workshop costs is due upon registration. Remaining 50% of workshop costs is due after 1 July 2021.

How do I book and register my interest?

You can contact Debbie Bridge or the GHSL directly at ghsl@mpi.govt.nz to book your place on the programme.  All our bookings require the  following attendee details (Name, Position, Email and Phone details). 

 GHSL Contact

Email Address

Phone

Debbie Bridge

Deborah.Bridge@mpi.govt.nz 

0800 HS Lead (0800 47 5323)