Safety is the Essence

Course code HWB304

This online course provides you with the opportunity to improve your working knowledge of vulnerability and abuse within a health and well-being setting.

This content links to safety of self as a support worker, people you work with (tāngata whaiora and colleagues), natural supports and community.

You will then explore risk management planning in the health and well-being setting you work in. 

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Recognise and describe responses to vulnerability and abuse in a health or wellbeing setting
  • Describe relevant legislation that recognises vulnerability and abuse 
  • Apply health, safety and security practices in a health or wellbeing setting
  • Describe risk management planning in a health or wellbeing setting


100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.