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OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTITIONER

QCTO

Occupational Certificate: Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner QCTO Curriculum Code: 226302001, SAQA ID: 99714, NQF Level 5 (256 Credits)

Purpose:

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.

An Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners serve as a facilitator and advisor to employees and management regarding safety and health aspects in the workplace including the monitoring and inspecting of the workplace and the recording and investigation of incidents and accidents. They also implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety systems in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

A qualified learner will be able to:

    • Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work.
    • Facilitate and support actions to eliminate or control hazards in order to minimise risks in a designated work area.
    • Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters.
    • Participate in the planning and implementation of operational Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
    • Monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems.

Rationale:

Occupational Health and Safety is a core element for the success of all enterprises globally. The right to work in a safe and healthy environment is entrenched in the South African Constitution. The accountability for Occupational Health and safety is shared by all stakeholders and there are well established global practices and processes for ensuring Occupational Health and Safety. Over the years the development and implementation of these systems have become a science on its own. Line managers are trained in these processes and a cadre of specialised employees has been established to develop, implement and monitor the effective use of these global best practices.

This qualification is aimed at building the competence levels of this cadre of employees. The qualification also covers the work that will be done by the legislated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives. This qualification meets a critical need in the industry. It is aligned with the National Development Strategy and it will enable employees from the different technical work areas to embark on a career path in Occupational Health and Safety Management. All organisations in South Africa require the services of at least one Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner. This qualification will standardise the training and will enhance the levels of compliance in this area.

Entry Requirements:

  • Matric
  • A Level 4 qualification with Mathematical Literacy

This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill and Workplace Learning Modules:

  • 226302001-KM-01, Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety, Level 2, 9 Credits.
  • 226302001-KM-02, Fundamentals of Communication, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • 226302001-KM-03, Occupational Health and Safety applications, Level 4, 17 Credits.
  • 226302001-KM-04, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Level 5, 38 Credits.
  • 226302001-KM-05, Operations Management and Supervision, Level 5, 6 Credits.

Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 76.

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  • 226302001-PM-01, Represent the needs of employees regarding Occupational Health and Safety matters, Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-02, Inspect work places, identify hazards and risks and take immediate action to ensure health and safety in the workplace, Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-03, Consult with employees and raise their needs and issues at, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-04, Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work, Level 4, 16 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-05, Coordinate the work activities of Occupational Health and Safety representatives, Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-06, Develop a risk profile and legal register for a designated work area, Level 5, 6 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-07, Establish, maintain and improve the health and safety documentation and reporting systems, controls and processes, Level 5, 4 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-08, Advise on the establishment maintenance and improvement of emergency response and preparedness, Level 5, 8 Credits.
  • 226302001-PM-09, Manage the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems, Level 5, Credits 6.

Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 62.

  • 226302001-WM-, Exposure to the workplace examination processes, Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • 226302001-WM-02, Exposure to the processes of representing the Occupational Health and Safety needs of employees, Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • 226302001-WM-03, Exposure to Occupational Risk Management processes, Level 4, 12 Credits.
  • 226302001-WM-04, Exposure to the processes of selecting, appointing and managing Occupational Health and Safety representatives, Level 4, 8 Credits.
  • 226302001-WM-05, Exposure to the processes of developing and implementing Occupational Health and Safety systems, Level 5, 48 Credits.
  • 226302001-WM-06, Exposure to the processes of monitoring and improving Occupational Health and Safety systems, Level 5, 34 Credits.

Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 118.

The Complete Qualification takes between 15 to 18 Months to complete.

The Knowledge Modules are relatively quick to complete (consists of Learner Material which has to be learnt, after which a Test is done on the Online Lesson System), whereas the Practical Skill Modules consist of comprehensive Tasks and Documents to be completed and handed in to our Course Staff / Instructors for evaluation.

The Work Experience Modules require strict durations of active employment at your company in the specific roles and responsibilities set out by the Work Experience Modules, under supervision of your suitably qualified Occupational Health and Safety Manager of your company who has to sign off on each of the required aspects before you can submit the Documentation and Additional Documentation as well as the signed Statement of Work Experience. The documentation and the Statement of Work Experience is evaluated by our Course Staff / Instructors.

PART QUALIFICATIONS

Part 1:

This part is made up of the following compulsory:

  • Two (2) Knowledge Modules which are KM-01, Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety, Level 2, 9 Credits and KM-02, Fundamentals of Communication, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • Three (3) Practical Skill Modules(PM-01, PM-02 & PM-03) and
  • Two (2) Work Experience Modules(WM-01 & WWM-02), as follows:

KM-01, Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety, Level 2, 9 Credits Delivery Methods Cost
  • KM-01-KT 01: Roles and Responsibilities of Health and Safety Representatives
  • KM-01-KT 02: Legislative Requirements related to OHS Act
  • KM-01-KT 03: Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness
  • KM-01-KT 04: Introduction to Behavioural Management
  • KM-01-KT 05: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness
  • KM-01-KT 06: Fundamentals of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • KM-01-KT 07: Introduction to Safe Work Practices
  • KM-01-KT 08: Accident and Incident Investigation Awareness
  • KM 01-KT-09: Overview of Roles and Responsibilities of Stakeholders

3 days at DQS Training

 

Online training Modules with Quiz and

 

Online support Tutor available for advice and guidance

R4000

 

 

R450 per Knowledge Section (9 sections)

R4050

 

 

 

KM-02, Fundamentals of Communication, Level 3, 6 Credits.    
  • KM-02-KT 01: Explain Basic Communication Model
  • KM-02-KT 02: Principles and Ethics of Auditing

 

2 days at DQS Training Academy

Online training Modules with Quiz and

Online support Tutor available for advice and guidance

R 2000

 R450 per Knowledge Section (2 sections)

R800

Total   R10 850

Practical Skill Modules Guidance Cost
  • PM-01: Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters

 

Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
  • WM-01: Exposure to the workplace Examination Processes
Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
  • PM-03: Consult with employees and raise their Needs and Issues

 

Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
Total   R1 500

Workplace Experience Modules Workplace Experience Exposure and Reports Cost
  • WM-01: Exposure to the workplace Examination Processes

Minimum of 3 Months

 

R1000
  • WM-02: Exposure to the processes of representing the Occupational Health and Safety needs of Employees
Minimum of 3 Months R1000
Total   R2000

Part 1 Sum Total: R14 350

Part 2:

This part is made up of the following compulsory:

One (1) Knowledge Module which is KM-03, Occupational Health and Safety applications, Level 4, 17 Credits.

  • Two (2) Practical Skill Modules(PM-04 & PM-05) and
  • Two (2) Work Experience Modules(WM-03 & WM-04), as follows

Occupational Health and Safety applications, Level 4, 17 Credits Delivery Methods Cost
  • KM-03-KT 01: Principles and Concepts of HIRA
  • KM-03-KT 02: Techniques of Incident Investigation
  • KM-03-KT 03: Principles of Occupational Hygiene
  • KM-03-KT 04: Principles of Safe Work Practices
  • KM-03-KT 05: Criteria and Standard of Document Control
  • KM-03-KT 06: Concepts and Principles Cause and Effect Analysis
  • KM-03-KT 07: Principles, Concepts and Process of HIRA
  • KM-03- KT 08: Continuous Improvement
  • KM-03-KT 09: Change Management

3 days at DQS Training

 

Online training Modules with Quiz and

Online support Tutor available for advice and guidance

R4000

R450 per Knowledge Section (9 sections)

R4050

 

Total   R8 050

Practical Skill Modules Guidance Cost
  • PM-04: Inspect work places and environments to identify the Occupational Health and Safety Hazards and determine the Risks associated with the work

 

Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
  • PM-05: Coordinate the work activities of Occupational Health and Safety Representatives

 

Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
Total   R1 000

Workplace Experience Modules Workplace Experience Exposure and Reports Cost
  • WM-03: Exposure to Occupational Risk Management processes

Minimum of 3 Months

 

R1 000
  • WM-04: Exposure to the processes of selecting, appointing and managing Occupational Health and Safety Representatives

Minimum of 1 Month

 

R1 000
Total   R2 000

Part 2 Sum Total: R11 050

Part 3:

This part is made up of the following compulsory:

  • Two (2) Knowledge Module which are KM-04, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Level 5, 38 Credits and KM-05, Operations Management and Supervision, Level 5, 6 Credits.
  • Four (4) Practical Skill Modules(PM-06, PM-07, PM-08 & PM-09) and
  • Two (2) Work Experience Modules(WM-05 & WM-06), as follows:
KM-04, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Level 5, 38 Credits Delivery Methods Cost
  • KM-04-KT 01: Application of Health and Safety
  • KM-04-KT 02: Structure of Regulatory Requirements
  • KM-04-KT 03: Implementation of OHS Safety Management System
  • KM-04-KT 05: Interpreting Occupational Hygiene Survey
  • KM-04-KT 06: Introduction to Corporate and Organizational Governance
  • KM-04-KT 07: Developing Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • KM-04-KT 08: Develop and Implement Operational Controls
  • KM-04-KT 09: Effective Auditing and Inspection Practices
  • KM-04-KT 10: Concepts of Integrated Risk Management
  • KM-04-KT 11: Economics of OHS and the impact on the Value Chain

 

3 days at DQS Training

 

Online training Modules with Quiz and

Online support Tutor available for advice and guidance

R4 000

 

 

R450 per Knowledge Section (11 sections)

R4 950

 

 

 

KM-05, Operations Management and Supervision    
  • KM-05-KT 01: Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
  • KM-05-KT 02: Principles of the Learning and Development Process
  • KM-05-KT 03: Implementation of Change Management
  • KM-05-KT 04: Implementation of Continuous Improvement

 

2 days at DQS Training Academy

 

Online training Modules with Quiz and

Online support Tutor available for advice and guidance

R 2 000

 

R450 per Knowledge Section (2 sections)

R1 800

Total   R12 750

Practical Skill Modules Guidance Cost
  • PM-06: Risk Profile, Legal Register & OHS Management System

 

Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
  • PM-07: Establish, maintain and improve the Health and Safety Documentation and Reporting Systems, Controls and Processes

 

Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
  • PM-08: Advise on the establishment, maintenance and improvement of Emergency Response and Preparedness
Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
  • PM-09: Manage the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety Systems
Guidance to Completion of Practical Skill R500
Total   R2 000

Workplace Experience Modules Workplace Experience Exposure and Reports Cost
  • WM-05: Exposure to the processes of developing and implementing Occupational Health and Safety Systems

Minimum of 6 Months

 

R1 000
  • WM-06: Exposure to the processes of monitoring and improving Occupational Health and Safety Systems

Minimum of 12 Months

 

R1 000
Total   R2 000

Part 3 Sum Total: R16 750

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Registration fee
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    R2 341 Monthly
    (X18 Months)
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