What will you learn in this Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) (Representative in the Workplace): Proficiency Course ?

As an occupational health and safety representative, you have to address health and safety related issues within the work environment. This course will equip you with the necessary skill to conduct these safety, health and environmental activities at the workplace and help organisations create a healthy and safe environment for their employees.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration

At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:


  • Total Price
    *A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Assessments Information

You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence or assignments which will be used to determine your competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence or assignments you will receive a certificate confirming course completion.

Accreditation Info

Status: Course accreditation for Technical Membership
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme - certificate confirming course completion
Provided by: College SA Registered Corporate Member with SAIOSH
Minimum credits: N/A

College SA is a registered corporate member with SAIOSH (The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), membership number 43703465.

SAIOSH is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body for Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners in South Africa.

When you study and successfully complete one of College SA’s occupational health and safety courses, you qualify to apply for Technical Membership with SAIOSH, on condition that you have 2 years’ occupational health and safety experience.
SAIOSH offers members the opportunity to attain SAQA Professional Registration designations as well the following:

  • 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

Saoish 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: R350.00

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 10
  • Read and write English
  • At least 16 years old

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

This is the study material you will receive when you enrol for the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Representative in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate. Your study material for this course includes textbooks, study guides and assessment guides.

SHE Awareness

This module will show you how to display safety and health principles in and around your workplace, improve your skills and knowledge required to maintain a safe workplace and act in accordance with relevant legislation.

Safety and Audit Inspection

In this module you will learn how to conduct inspections, initiate remedial action and follow up on pre-use, safety and/or audit inspections. At the end of the module, you will be able to conduct inspections, initiate action and explain the legal and specified requirements.

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment

This module focuses on the legal requirements for conducting hazard identifications and their associated risk assessments in a workplace. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to prepare and conduct continuous risk assessments and how to initiate and follow-up on remedial action.

SHE Incident Investigations

This module will help you understand the legal requirements of health and safety investigations as well as the impact of non-compliance. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to gather information and conduct post-investigation activities.

SHEQ Representative

In this module you will learn about the rights, powers, functions and duties of a health and safety representative in and around your workplace. It will equip you with the necessary skill and knowledge to be a legally complaint representative.