Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993

The Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) state that no person shall be appointed as an Environmental Health Officer unless they are qualified, ie hold the National Diploma in Environmental Health Science or a qualification accepted by the Director-General of Health as at least equivalent to it.

Recognition of Overseas Qualifications

The list of New Zealand and overseas qualifications accepted as being qualifications equivalent to the National Diploma in Environmental Health Science, as required by the Regulations follows.

The Ministry will consider other qualifications for equivalence as they are brought to the Ministry's attention.

This means that a person holding a recognised qualification will be able to apply directly to a potential employer without the need for a NZQA or Ministry of Health assessment. It is the employer’s responsibility to verify the legitimacy of claimed qualifications as part of a recruitment process.

New Zealand Qualifications Accepted As Equivalent To The National Diploma In Environmental Health Science

  • Bachelor of Science (majoring in Health Protection), Auckland University of Technology (for graduates entering the programme from 2012)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology (for graduates entering the programme after 2004)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, together with the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health, Environmental Health Specialisation, Auckland University (for graduates entering the programme after 2002)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Health), Massey University
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Risk Management), Massey University
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Human Health and Environment), Massey University (from 2009 onwards)
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health, Massey University (from 2004 onwards)
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Science, Massey University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Wellington Polytechnic (1995 to 2002)
  • Royal Society of Health Diploma in Public Health Inspection

Overseas Qualifications Accepted As Equivalent To The National Diploma In Environmental Health Science Australian Qualifications

  • Diploma in Applied Chemistry (Environmental Health), Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1979-1989)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Curtin University of Technology, Perth
  • Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health Practice, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide

Fijian Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Environmental Health, Fiji National University
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health, Fiji School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health, University of South Pacific

South African Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Technology: Environmental Health, Durban University of Technology
  • National Diploma for Health Inspectors, with recent experience
  • National Diploma in Public Health, from any South African Technikon
  • National Diploma: Environmental Health, Durban University of Technology
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Cape Technikon
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Department of National Education
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Cape Technikon, Cape Town
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Central University of Technology Free State (formerly the Technicon Free State), Bloemfentein
  • National Diploma in Public Health, ML Sultan Technikon, Durban
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Natal Technikon, Durban
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Pretoria Technikon, Pretoria
  • National Diploma in Public Health, Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

United Kingdom Qualifications

  • Environmental Health Officers Education Board Diploma in Environmental Health
  • Public Health Inspector's Education Board Diploma in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of the West of England, Bristol (formerly Bristol Polytechnic)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Wales Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Edinburgh – Medical School, Edinburgh
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds (formerly Leeds Polytechnic)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Greenwich, London
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Kings College London, School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences, London
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Middlesex University, London
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Manchester Metropolitan University (formerly Manchester Polytechnic)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Nothumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Salford, Salford
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Ulster, Newtonabbey Co, Antrim
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health, University of Derby, Derby
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health, Kings College, London

Irish Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health, University of Ulster, Jordanstown
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