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Postgraduate diploma : Health and Safety Management

PD_CHS

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Semester 1

194

8

Additional Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is an appropriate advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7, with sufficient exposure to Construction Management or Construction Health and Safety Management as principle study discipline.

Career Opportunities

The process of professional development towards qualifying as a Professional Construction Health and Safety Manager starts with the attainment of an advanced qualification that focuses on the practice of health and safety management. The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Health and Safety Management, which focuses on health and safety management, offers such a qualification. After graduation, a programme of training, further study and knowledge development with structured work experience in compliance with statutory regulatory councils can be followed to attain the competencies for registration as a full Professional Health and Safety Officer / Agent / Manager, if desired. Professional registration is not mandatory, though for industry participation, the graduate can advance to the highest levels in industry in practising health and safety management after gaining the necessary work experience.

Career opportunities for graduates of the programme exist in the built environment. These include, in addition to health and safety management, building construction, building maintenance, building restoration and asset management. Graduates may become part of a design or development team as health and safety professional, be self-employed or act as consultants in the health and safety field within the construction industry. Graduates may choose careers across a range of sectors, including:

  • Health and safety consultancies.
  • Construction and specialist trade companies.
  • Design and build companies.
  • Buildings renovation and restoration companies.
  • Property developers and consortia.
  • Local authorities and regulatory bodies.

The purpose of the programme is to provide knowledge and skills required for the practice of construction health and safety management and provide vertical articulation to relevant higher degrees in the built environment.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


CTE40BE

Construction Treatise

30

0.169

HSP40BE

Health and Safety Practice

16

0.090

CPM41BE


Construction Project Management

24

0.135

FMT41BE


Facility Management

16

0.090

LCN41BE


Lean Construction

16

0.090

PBM41BE


Professional Business Management

16

0.090

CSM41BE


Construction Safety Management  

12

0.067

SMS41BE


Safety Management Systems

12

0.067

FIH41BE


Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

8

0.045


SCL42BE

Statutory Construction Law

12

0.067


SMS42BE

Safety Management Systems Auditing

12

0.067


CER42BE

Construction Ergonomics

8

0.045


CHS42BE

Health and Safety Issues

12

0.067

Total:

194

1.089


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