Early in Career Programme

Early in Career Programme

The 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 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 EiC 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.

EIC Learning Modules

Each of our quarterly workshop modules will cover a different core H&S competency. 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.

"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

2021 Modules






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


Learning outcomes:

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.

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.

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’.

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.


Book and register: 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). 

Investing in your 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

 GHSL Contact

Email Address


Debbie Bridge


0800 HS Lead (0800 47 5323)