Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

Course Fee: R29,950.00

This qualification will teach you how to operate as a qualified Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner. It is aligned with the National Development Strategy and meets a critical need in the industry.  An Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner serves as a facilitator and advisor to employees and management regarding safety and health aspects in the workplace including the monitoring and inspecting of the workplace and the recording and investigation of incidents and accidents. They also implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety systems in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Obtain SAIOSH Associate Membership upon successful completion, and SAIOSH Technical Membership after having worked for 2 years in a relevant field.

QCTO Accreditation Number: 01-QCTO/SDP230921-3045

Occupations: Safety, Health and Quality Practitioner| Safety Coordinator| Safety and Health Advisor| Occupational Safety and Health assistant.

Course content

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work.
  • Facilitate and support actions to eliminate or control hazards in order to minimise risks in a designated work area.
  • Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of operational Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
  • Monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems.

The qualification is made up of a Knowledge, Practical and Workplace component. Workplace experience must be obtained at a place of work to accumulate workplace hours as specified in the qualification. (+- 8 months) IMPORTANT: The Institute of Business Management is your training provider and as such will provide training support for all knowledge and practical modules. Workplace hours must be completed at your place of work under supervision of an experienced and qualified OHS practitioner.

Additional information


Once off full payment, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months

How to study this programme

You will complete a Knowledge Component (theory), Practical Component and Workplace Component. The IBM is your training provider and as such will provide training support for  knowledge and practical modules. You will do online activities and submit assignments for these modules. Assignments:

  • 5 theory assignments
  • 9 practical assignments
  • 5 workplace assignments

Workplace hours will be accumulated at your place of work under supervision of an experienced OHS practitioner. Once you have completed all theory modules and have worked your required hours (+- 8 months full time)  you will do an Integrated External Assessment in the form of a written assessment conducted under exam conditions. The Assessment will cover key elements of the theory an practical skills. The exam is an external exam conducted by an QCTO assurance partner.

Study materials

Your study materials will be downloadable PDF files. These files will be available on your student portal once you finalize your registration. There are no prescribed textbooks you will need to order for this course.


24 Months (Theory, practical and workplace)

Entry Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (Matric) with Mathematical Literacy or an Equivalent NQF level 4 Qualification.


  • QCTO occupational qualification
  • Curriculum Code: 226302001
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 99714
  • Credits: 256| NQF 5
  • QCTO Provider Accreditation number: 01-QCTO/SDP230921-3045

Course Fee

R 29 500.
The course fee includes your study material, welcome pack, delivery and learner support for up to 24 months. You may pay the full amount upfront, or make a first payment of R 5 700 and select an installment option.

Installment Payment Options

6 Months 12 Months 18 Months
1st payment R 5 700 plus 1st payment R 5 700 plus 1st payment R 5 700 plus
R 4 141 x 6 R 2 122 x 12 R 1 450 x 18

Installment options incur finance fees.

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