WorkSafe has partnered with tertiary education provider Te Pūkenga to deliver He ara matatau SafePlus Assessor – a Level 6, 15 credit NZQA micro-credential on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework (NZQCF).

Update on course registrations

Places on this course are now full until May 2024. You can register your interest in future courses with Te Pūkenga.

Information about course availability after May 2024, including any costs to learners, will be posted on Te Pūkenga’s website once confirmed.

SafePlus assessor micro-credential course | Te Pūkenga(external link)

Micro-credentials recognise the achievement of specific skills, experience, or knowledge.

If you are a HASANZ-registered health and safety professional, this micro-credential is the new, WorkSafe-recognised path for you to become a SafePlus assessor.

You will learn and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to deliver the SafePlus Onsite Assessment and Advisory Service.

He ara matatau SafePlus assessor training

This training course is delivered online over 12 weeks, with tutor supervision. Candidates will create and submit a portfolio online for assessment.

What SafePlus assessors do

In a SafePlus assessment, assessors work closely with people across a range of roles and levels, to understand the organisation’s leadership, worker engagement, and risk management capability in practice. This understanding is built largely from interviews, conversations, and observing practices.

[image] Assessor in warehouse

Independent SafePlus assessors provide their clients with detailed recommendations on where and how to make improvements.


SafePlus is complementary to other health and safety assessment tools. Its focus is on behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes within a business that shape how work occurs.