SMS Training offers a wide range of training opportunities, specialising in professional development for New Zealand's public health and environmental health workforce.
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National Border Health and Ship Sanitation Certification Course
This five day course provides knowledge and skills required to conduct Health Act and Biosecurity Act warranted officer duties at Points of Entry. Covers key agencies involved in Border Health, relevant legislation, international and national context, response to public health events of international concern, mosquito and medical vector surveillance, and Ship Sanitation Certification inspections.
Pest and Vectors Surveillance Workshop
A four day workshop that covers practical pest and vector (mosquitoes, rodents etc) surveillance, interception and incursion activities at Points of Entry for Health Act and Biosecurity Act warranted officers. Preference should be given to staff who are actively involved in border health protection activities and who need to attend to maintain competency.
Public Health Legislation (General)
This three day course focuses on how to read and interpret legislation, investigation and compliance processes, powers and duties under various pieces of legislation, and collection of evidence.
Public Health Legislation (Specialised)
A two day course that covers court processes, preparation of a brief of evidence, and presentation of evidence in a court setting.
Drinking Water Legislation
A three day course (held twice yearly) specifically focusing on the Drinking Water Assessor and designated officer roles and responsibilities under the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007.
This two day course covers public health and environmental health issues associated with sewage treatment and disposal, including sewered and unsewered communities, treatment methodologies and technologies.
A three day course that aims to train Health Protection Officers and Medical Officers of Health in aspects of civil defence and emergency management to prepare them for any civil defence or emergency management situation where there is a risk to public health. The course includes the roles and responsibilities of designated officers under the Ministry’s National Health Emergency Plan and the Emergency Management Section of the Environmental Health Protection Manual, understanding the threats of natural disasters, how to plan a response to them including interaction with other agencies and operating within an EOC utilising CIMS procedures.Pre-course Reading