• FET Certificate: Occupational Hygiene & Safety 
  • SAQA ID: 79807
  • NQF Level 4: 145 Minimum Credits

INTRODUCTION

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In South Africa and internationally, the social and economic impact of occupational safety, hygiene and health, is significant. Direct costs that result from poor workplace safety, hygiene and health, include human and economic costs. Indirect costs are also incurred and may include poor morale, poor productivity and downtime. Improved workplace safety, hygiene and health, could influence the South African economy in direct costs alone to the value of millions of Rands each year. This qualification aims to meet the demand for learners that are able to facilitate a safe, healthy and productive occupational environment.

There is a critical need in the industry to recognise learner competence regarding essential operations associated with a healthy, safe and productive working environment. This qualification is the next step in a career path in one of the areas of specialisation in Occupational Safety and Hygiene and is generic enough to allow maximum mobility within the field of application.

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Learners accredited with this qualification will be able to identify, evaluate, advise and report on occupational hygiene and safety factors, in occupational environments, in order to maintain a high level of health and safety for workers in such environments.

Learners credited with this qualification are capable of:

  • Communicating effectively in a variety of ways.
  • Using mathematics to solve problems in real life and work-related situations.
  • Identifying problems and initiating actions regarding workplace hazards and risks.
  • Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to attain operational competence in occupational safety and hygiene.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

Learners embarking on learning for this qualification should be competent in the following:

  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

The Occupational Hygiene & Safety qualification can be achieved wholly, or in part, through recognition of prior learning. Evidence of competency can be presented in a variety of forms, including previous international or local qualifications, reports, testimonials, mentoring, functions performed, portfolios, work records and performance records. Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard that forms part of this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA) or ETQA which has a Memorandum of Understanding In place with the relevant ETQA.

 

FEES

DESCRIPTION COST (ZAR) AMOUNT (ZAR)
Registration Fees 500 500
Deposit Fee 3 000 3 000
Monthly Installments (12 Months) 1 500 18 000
TOTAL COURSE FEES 21 500

 

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