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.

Unit 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

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

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.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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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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