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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

Semester 1

178

8

Additional Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is an appropriate Advance Diploma or Bachelor degree at NQF level 7, with sufficient exposure to health and safety as principle study discipline. Learners must be able to demonstrate mastering of the necessary information-gathering, analytical and presentational skills required at Exit Level 7 on the NQF equivalent to any of the qualifications recognised for the purposes of access to this learning programme, with an aggregate percentage of 60% and sub-minimum of 60% in a major subject at NQF exit level 7.

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.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA CREDIT

CTE40BE

Construction Treatise

30

CPM41BE

Construction Project Management

24

CSM41BE

Construction Safety Management  

12

SMS41BE

Safety Management Systems

12

PBM41BE

Professional Business Management

16

SCL42BE

Statutory Construction Law

12

FIH41BE

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

8

CER42BE

Construction Ergonomics

8

CHS42BE

Health and Safety Issues

12

SMS42BE

Safety Management Systems Auditing

12

HSP40BE

Health and Safety Practice

16

LCN41BE / FMT41BE

Facility Management / Lean Construction

16

Total

178


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