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Occupational Health and Safety – accredited providers

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    sylvia hammond
    Keymaster

    There have been a number of previous discussions on skills-universe on the requirements for training providers in the Occupational Health and Safety arena (OHS).

    In summary, previously Department of Employment and Labour would accept providers of non-accredited training. That has now changed. Such providers need to be accredited to offer the OHS training programmes, before they approach the DoEL.

    Please see the attached Government Gazette Notice.

    However, please note the use of the word “the”, which implies that there will only be one accrediting body delegated by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

    Maryna Ritter, a Board member of the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA) has approached the QCTO executive management to clarify whether that does mean that Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Training Authority (MERSETA) – as an example – would no longer be an accrediting body.

    Also, if the Notice does not mean what it says, to please provide us with a list of the accrediting Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).

    More importantly, if it does mean what it says – can we assume that will be the Health and Welfare Seta (HWSETA), and has/when did the other SETA accreditation lapse/d?

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    #79164
    Ken Annandale
    Participant

    Welcome to the 3 year cogitation.
    While the rationale behind this pronouncement is severely flawed, in both concept and application, we must point out it does not apply to π˜Όπ™‡π™‡ OHS training, but only First Aid training.
    Your thoughts?
    Ken Annandale
    http://www.safetytrainingkits.com

    #79175
    Simphiwe Mdikane
    Participant

    Hi all.
    According to my understanding, this gazette only addresses the first aid training and not all OHS quals. SDPs must obtain accreditation with any SETA deligated by the QCTO that holds these unit standards.

    #79176
    sylvia hammond
    Keymaster

    Thank you Ken – yes level 1,2,3 First Aid training – not all OHD training.

    Simphiwe, the problem is with the English language – it says
    “issued by the” QA body – that is interpreted to mean there is only one.
    But there are a number.
    So the QCTO needs to confirm: who are the SETAs who are able to do the accreditation?

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