Occupational Health and Safety Courses (OHS)

Occupational health and safety (OHS) officers are responsible for putting health and safety systems in place in a work environment. This programme is suitable for those who would like to take on the role of an occupational health and safety officer in the workplace and learn how to create a proper healthy and safe environment for workers and prevent serious injuries in the workplace.

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Non-credit bearing course with Professional SAQA Registration
by College SA (SAIOSH)
From R650.00 per month
Number of months: 10

Enrol for our occupational health and safety course and learn general health and safety rules and what to do in case of an emergency in the workplace.

Non-credit bearing course with Professional SAQA Registration
by College SA (SAIOSH)
From R780.00 per month
Number of months: 10

This certificate in occupational health and safety will equip you with the skills to address health and safety issues in the workplace and prevent future risks.

Accredited Courses in Health and Safety (OHS)

College SA is a corporate member of Saiosh (The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), which means that both our occupational health and safety courses are accredited.

What does this mean for you?

It means that when you study and complete one of our courses in health and safety (OHS), you can apply for professional membership with Saiosh.

Who is Saiosh?

Saiosh is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a Professional Body for Occupational Health and Safety in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008.

They are the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the occupational health and safety profession in South Africa.  

Saiosh’s main goal is to prevent and diminish workplace incidents and accidents in South Africa by encouraging occupational health and safety management and practices amongst its members and associates.      

College SA’ s membership

College SA is a corporate member of Saiosh.

The benefits of corporate membership with Saiosh:

  • Course accreditation for TechSaiosh membership.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation for courses and events.

Why study a Saiosh accredited Occupational Health and Safety course with College SA?

Our OHS courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform occupational health and safety duties in the workplace.

Though these courses are non-credit bearing, they will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to take up the role of an occupational health and safety representative or coordinator in an organisation.

Five of our OHS course subjects have been certified and accredited by Saiosh as meeting the academic requirements for 5 CPD credits. 

Why do CPD credits matter?

  • It can introduce you to new job opportunities, new knowledge and new skills.
  • It ensures that you uphold and develop the knowledge and skill you need to offer a professional service in your profession.
  • It shows customers, clients, employers and professional bodies that your knowledge and skills are up-to-date and meets industry standards.

Saiosh membership for College SA students

If you want to gain professional membership with Saiosh, you can apply for membership with Saiosh online.

Benefits of becoming a Saiosh member

  • Free CPD OHS Workshops
  • Free e-Learning
  • Free Legal Updates
  • Free subscription to the SHEQ Management Magazine
  • Online Networking, CPD and Profile Updates
  • OHS Seminars and Conferences
  • OHS Updates and Newsletters
  • Career Portal

How to become a Saiosh member?

Before you can apply for Saiosh membership, you first have to successfully complete one of our OHS courses.

After successful completion, you can apply for membership on the Saiosh website.

Professional designation

You will need two years’ working experience as well as one of College SA’s courses in health and safety certificates to qualify for Technical Membership (TechSaiosh).  

Once your membership has been approved, you can use the letters TechSaiosh after your name.

The letters TechSaiosh is recognised by SAQA (South African Qualification Authority) as a professional designation for health and safety professionals. This means that those who successfully complete one of our courses and apply for membership will hold a title that is nationally recognised.     

To learn more about professional membership with Saiosh, please visit their professional registration page.

Saiosh membership fees

In order to apply for membership and maintain your professional status, you have to pay the following fees:

  • Once off application and registration fee (membership): R350.00
  • TechSaiosh annual membership fee (professional designation): R575.00