Course Information:

The OHSPrac course supports learning towards the Occupational Certificate: Safety, Health and Quality Practitioner (Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner). 

OHSPrac tuition content conforms to all the theory content prescribed for the QCTO full qualification at level 5: The Occupational Certificate: Occupational Health and Safety, and once GA Environment, as the commercial entity, is registered as a service provider with QCTO, the relevant content covered by OHSPrac will be used as automatic proof of prior learning if the QCTO qualification is completed via SHEQ Academy. It should also suffice as RPL proof for other service providers but SHEQ Academy can not guarantee that.

The theoretical part of this course covers the following knowledge 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. 

The course will be easier to complete if the attending learner has a good pass in English and Math Literacy at Grade 12 (NQF4) level. There is no need for previous OHS practical experience before attending, but experience will greatly assist learner progress. 

Open book, limited time, summative assessments are done at least 1 week after the course via the SHEQ Academy virtual academy site, on your own time. This is supplemented by a practical assignment. The assessments each contribute 50% to your final mark. When you log in for assessment, the rules are defined and explained. Certificates are issued within one week after a successful assessment and you can download them from the virtual campus portal. 

Course Fees:


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Classroom based course fees include a 10" tablet with all course material on it. Free courses or e-learning courses do not include a tablet. Use your own device.


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Note: This primary content was sourced from the original manual Introduction to International Health and Safety at Work developed by Ferrett and Hughes. The handbook is available as ISBN 978-0-0809-6636-6 published by Elsevier and is available through various book shops as well as amazon.com and other online sources . 

It is strongly advised that you procure this handbook or a more recent revision as a further guide and library text in your company. 

The course material is further enhanced by in-house collated theoretical material from a variety of other SHEQ authors.