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Since our inception in 1996 we have committed ourselves to providing recognised South African qualifications to contribute to the body of managerial talent.



Our Diploma in Management, majoring in Occupational Health and Safety Management, is a three-year, 360-credit qualification registered on the NQF at level 6, SAQA ID 96728.

The Occupational Health and Safety legislation aims to ensure a healthy and safe work environment for all employees and visitors. Although the responsibility is placed on employers to ensure a safe work environment, it is also the responsibility of employees to ensure their own safety at work. The purpose of this legislation is to establish controls that are necessary for the protection of people at their workplaces.

All organisations, whether in the private or public domain, that employ people to carry out a task in return for money or any form of reward fall within the confines of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 (OHS Act). The OHS Act places a legal burden on all employers, including self-employed persons and contractors.


Health and Safety from a Management Perspective

The inception of the OHS Act in 1993 caused a shift in the way that human resources are managed, mainly because of the penalties involved for non-compliance. The Act also places legal accountability on the chief executive officer (CEO) of every company.

This qualification empowers you to deal with daily health and safety matters in the work environment. The successful completion of this sought-after qualification opens the door for promotion and the possibility of international and national employment in the field of health and safety.


Who should enrol for this qualification:

·       Employers

·       Employees

·       Health and safety officers

·       Managers

·       All supervisors in, for example, business offices, gyms, kitchens, construction, mines, law enforcement, correctional services, government buildings, airports, steel manufacturers

·       Construction employees

·       Mining officials

·       Health and safety representatives

·       Any person interested in obtaining knowledge of occupational health and safety


Some benefits of completing this qualification are that you will be able to do the following:

·       Ensure the health of workers and a safe working environment.

·       Protect employees from harm.

·       Reduce insurance premiums.

·       Enhance the reputation of your organisation.

·       Increase productivity.

·       Reduce absence.

·       Reduce civil liabilities.


The QUALITY of our programmes and student services is the product of internal quality assurance processes that are continuously monitored. Quality assurance is further enhanced through regular peer reviews that include professional bodies, the expectations as indicated by both the public and private sectors and requirements set out by the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


AFFORDABILITY is paramount to the development of a country such as ours to contribute to lifelong learning. We pride ourselves that we are (continuously) able to meet the demand for quality education at a reasonable price.


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