Permit to Work Issuer – Online

Provide students with the knowledge to explain work permit procedures and requirements; ensure the need for a work permit is properly identified and the worksite is prepared accordingly; issue a work permit; monitor and close the work permit; and audit work permits.


A Permit to Work Issuer certificate will be issued on successful completion of all assessment requirements.

Standard: 17590 L3 C6 V7

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Recognising the need for safe work permits.
  • Legislation requirements.
  • Work permit procedures and requirements.
  • Responsibilities of the people involved.
  • Permit types.
  • Isolations.
  • System failures.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain work permit procedures and requirements.
  • Ensure the need for a work permit is properly identified and the worksite is prepared accordingly.
  • Issue a work permit; monitor and close the work permit; and audit work permits.

Course structure

It consists of online learning modules that you work through at  your own pace.  At the end of the course there are summative assessment tasks and a requirement to complete an On Job Assignment that requires: completion/cancellation of two permits as the PI; auditing of two permits (not your own); and supervisor sign off.

If you are not able to have a supervisor endorse the On Job Assignment contact Wood Training. Practical requirements can be met by attending a practical session at our facilities (cost to be advised).

After you contact Wood Training, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to the course and a self-enrolment key.  You will be prompted in the systems to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.

You will need to have:

  • Access to a computer and stable internet (see page 2 of catalogue or website for specifications)
  • An email address

Course prerequisites

Students must have achieved NZQA US 17588, Permit to Work Receiver or equivalent.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The practical involves completion of two permits and auditing of two other permits, as part of an on job assignment (OJA) signed off by a supervisor at the student’s workplace and returned within 90 days.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every three years.


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Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$270 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.

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