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The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has confirmed that the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) is the recognised professional body for Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners in South Africa. Saiosh was approved by SAQA as a Professional Body for the purpose of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. Saiosh has three professional registered designations:

 

SAQA Professional Designations:


• Technical Member - TechSaiosh
• Graduate Member - GradSaiosh
• Chartered Member - CMSaiosh


SAQA minimum underlying qualifications and experience:


• Technical - NQF 5 Certificate (10 credits) plus 2 years experience
• Graduate - NQF 6 National Diploma (360 credits) plus 3 years post graduate experience
• Chartered - OHS qualification at NQF 7 Degree plus minimum 5 years post graduate experience


The SAQA registered designations, on ascending scales, require different levels of qualification. The first level is discussed lower down. The second level requires a National Diploma and the third level a Degree. These are SAQA accredited Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) qualifications and generally such levels of qualifications are already known, e.g. National Diploma in Safety Management (NADSAM) and B.Tech Degree in Safety Management.

 

Which courses qualify for Saiosh Course accreditation:


Only courses that meet the academic criteria for our first level of registration, namely Technical Member (TechSaiosh) qualify for course accreditation. The qualification level for TechSaiosh is pitched at NQF Level 5 with 10 credits (10 day course). In order for training providers to gain recognition for such courses, Saiosh need to evaluate the course and accredit /recognise it. Saiosh offer this evaluation service for free to its Corporate Members. Training providers that are not Corporate Members will be charged R2500 excl. VAT per accreditation.

  • Persons that successfully completed a Saiosh accredited course qualify (subject to also having 2 years practical experience) to be professionally registered by Saiosh as Technical Members (TechSaiosh).

 

Which courses and events qualify for Saiosh CPD Accreditation:

 

Shorter OHS courses that does not meet the academic requirements for TechSaiosh membership e.g. 1 to 5 day courses can be accredited by Saiosh for CPD and awarded with CPD points. Events such as OHS workshops, seminars, conferences and summits can also be CPD accredited. 

  • Saiosh members that successfully completed a Saiosh CPD accredited event can claim the number of CPD points online from their membership profile.

 

Our authority:

 

Saiosh has been recognised by SAQA as the professional body for Occupational Health and Safety in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. In terms of Section 19.vi. of the SAQA Policy and Criteria for Recognising a Professional Body, Saiosh has to recognise “suitable education and training providers”, this we do by accrediting training courses that meet the academic requirements for professional registration as TechSaiosh Member level. We also recognise shorter courses and accredited them for CPD points.

 

How to get a course or event accredited:


In order for Saiosh to accredit /recognise a course or event we need the following:

  • Course /event title,
  • Modules /topics (outline only),
  • Duration and
  • NQF level and Unit Standard (US) number if registered or aligned with SAQA

The above information with a request for accreditation must be emailed to info@saiosh.co.za

  

Accreditation certificates and logos:.

 

Once a course or event has been accredited the provider will be issued with a Saiosh accreditation certificate as well as a Saiosh accreditation logo. These can be used as marketing tools and to inform potential students /attendees that the course /event has been accredited by Saiosh.

 

Use of accreditation logos:

 

Saiosh logos and trademarks may only be uses as prescribed in the Saiosh Trademark Policy. Download the policy HERE

 

Marketing Opportunity:

 

Courses and events that have been accredited by Saiosh may be advertised for *free to Saiosh Members.

 

The following conditions apply:

 

  • Only Corporate Members that are in good standing qualify for this advertising 
  • Only courses or events that have a valid Saiosh accreditation qualify for this advertising
  • The course or event must be offered at a discounted rate (not less than 15%) for Saiosh Members
  • The Saiosh Membership discounted rate must be clearly indicated on the advert
  • The Saiosh accreditation logo must be clearly displayed on the advert
  • The advert must be provided in JPEG format, A5 in size and must not be larger than 1MB
  • The advert will be linked to an URL or e-mail address that must be provided with the advert.  
  • Saiosh will not field any queries or bookings related to the adverts.

The free advertising is done at the sole discretion of Saiosh and Saiosh reserves the right to change it at any time.

 

 

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