Health and Safety courses

Part of your apprenticeship with EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga includes booking specialist courses through external training providers. This course cost is covered by EarnLearn if it is booked within the first three months after you sign up to the apprenticeship. However, if you are needing to re-sit these courses due to non-completion, failure, or non-attendance, or you need to complete a refresher course, you will need to pay for this yourself.

What you need to do

  1. Check your Welcome Email from EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga. This will tell you what courses you need to book.
  2. Find your chosen training provider from the listed providers below and click the link if given or call to book your course.
  3. If calling, make sure you tell them you are an EarnLearn apprentice. This means that EarnLearn is billed for your course.
  4. Make sure you enter your National Student Number (NSN)  correctly so your credits get loaded to your NZQA record.
  5. If you don’t attend a course you have booked, you will pay for the next one. 

First Aid

Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying, Roofing, and Scaffolding

Choose a First Aid Level 2 course with all three unit standards: 6401, 6402 and 6400. 

Electrical

Choose a First Aid Level 1 course with just two units 6401 and 6402.

If you do not hold a first aid certificate, or you hold one but it is expired, you must complete a First Aid course.

If you have a current first aid certificate and the units are listed on your NZQA Record of Learning you are not required to do this course, but it is a great opportunity for you to update your first aid knowledge. In this event, your employer will decide if they want you to do the First Aid course or not.

We recommend the apprentices complete the First Aid training before doing the Height Safety and Confined Spaces courses.

Please do the First Aid course within the first three months of your apprenticeship.
Book your First Aid training with one of the providers listed below.

To book a course online, click here, then click register.

  • On the next page, you must fill out all information required to lodge NZQA credits (Name, DOB, Address, Gender)
  • Follow the prompts to book your course online. The payment method is an invoice.
  • Upon attending the course, you must tick yes to claim NZQA credits on the enrolment form.
  • If you are an employer and need to book a number of apprentices, please first contact firstaid@redcross.org.nz to be set up in the Red Cross system to do so.
  • If you have already achieved US6402 and US6401 (Essential First Aid), and just need the additional 6400 unit standard, please contact 0800 RED CROSS or firstaid@redcross.org.nz to book.

For courses cancelled by the provider, please reschedule by emailing firstaid@redcross.org.nz so Red Cross admin team can rebook them.

For further questions, contact:

Click here to book a discounted course online. In the booking you must:

  • Enter your NSN number where Employee ID is requested 
  • Tick the box “I want to receive NZQA units for this course”

 

Some of you just need 6400 unit standard. You can do this at St John only if you do it within three months of completing the St John First Aid Level One course. If you meet this criteria, please contact St John on:

 

Please note that all bookings must be made online by clicking the link here and cannot be made over the phone.

Make sure you have the right dates as we cannot get refunds from St John. You can only change your booking to another date. To change the date of your booking, please see how here. Please do not just make another booking.

Height Safety

Trades qualifications required to complete this course: Roofing, Scaffolding

If you do not hold the Height Safety units, you must complete a Height Safety course.

If you already hold the Height Safety units (23229 and 15757) when you begin your apprenticeship, you are not required to do the training again. However, we encourage you to take this opportunity to update your height safety knowledge. In this event, your employer will decide if they want you to do the Height Safety course or not.

Book your Height Safety training with one of the providers listed below.


Reduce time off-site with our interactive online course which you can start now. Click here to book. Complete the theory learning and assessment online then book in for a 4 hour practical session with one of our experienced tutors at Alert level 3, 2 and 1.

The course you need to book is Height Safety Advanced.  This 2 day course will give you the unit standards required for your programme.

To make a booking for Height Safety Advanced check out the available dates and book online here.

You can also book by contacting Safety’n Action:

email sales@safetynaction.co.nz or

Phone 0800 222 388 or 021 578 977.

When booking please note your address in the booking form or your employer’s address, so that your Go Safe card can be sent to you when you complete the training.

To book for free, please register online or contact NZ Safety Blackwoods via email or phone.

Email: training@nzsafetyblackwoods.co.nz

Phone: 0800 967 572

The following information must be provided:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Cell phone number.

Under Company Contact Details:

  • Company name = your employer’s business name
  • Account number = EarnLearn
  • Purchase Order number = your National Student Number (NSN)
  • Consolidated invoicing = Yes
  • Business contact email and contact phone = your employer business details.

 

Please ensure you put EarnLearn as the Account Number so you do not get invoiced.

Confined Spaces

Trades required to complete this course: Plumbing, Gasfitting, and Drainlaying. You need to ensure you choose a Confined Spaces course with these two unit standards: 18426 and 17599.

If you have these units are listed on your NZQA Record of Learning you are not required to do this course. We recommend the apprentices complete the First Aid training before doing the Height Safety and Confined Spaces courses.

Book your Confined Spaces training with one of the providers listed below and say you are an apprentice from EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga and need unit standards 18426 and 17599.

The course you need to book is Confined Spaces and Gas Detection.  This 2 day course will give you the unit standards required for your programme.

To make a booking for Confined Spaces and Gas Detection check out the available dates and book online here.

You can also book by contacting Safety’n Action:

Email sales@safetynaction.co.nz

Phone 0800 222 388 or 021 578 977.

When booking please note your address in the booking form or your employer’s address, so that your Go Safe card can be sent to you when you complete the training.

  1. Website: www.besafetraining.nz/search/roadshow/2
  2. Phone: 0800 333 899
  3. Email: info@besafetraining.co.nz

Note: this is a one-day course and unit 25510 Gas Detection is not included

Available in-person or online. To reduce time off-site, use our interactive online course: click here to book.  Complete the theory learning and assessment online (in multiple sittings if that suits) then book in for a 2 hour practical session with one of our experienced tutors at all traffic light settings. The theory and assessment for Working in a Confined Space – Stage 2 will take approx. 8 hours.

To book for free, please register online or contact NZ Safety Blackwoods via email or phone.

Email: training@nzsafetyblackwoods.co.nz

Phone: 0800 967 572

The following information must be provided:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Cell phone number.

Under Company Contact Details:

  • Company name = your employer’s business name
  • Account number = EarnLearn
  • Purchase Order number = your National Student Number (NSN)
  • Consolidated invoicing = Yes
  • Business contact email and contact phone = your employer business details.

 

Please ensure you put EarnLearn as the Account Number so you do not get invoiced.