Candidates credited with this skills programme are able to represent employees on all aspects of Occupational Health & Safety and will be able to identify and report on potential hazards and risks in the workplace. This skills programme is the ideal platform to obtain credits towards the National Certificate in OHS (NQF L2) in the Mining and Mineral Sector. The course is mainly theoretical but the class room is set up with practical equipment and examples of proper PPE’s (Personal Protective Equipment) as well as DVD’s on hazard identification. Candidates will take a tour through the workplace where possible hazards will be identified.

Full time: 2 weeks. Monday to Friday 8:00 – 15:00 with a tea time break from 10:00 – 10:15
and a lunch time break from 13:00 – 13:30.

Course Fees:

  • R1, 500-00 inclusive of VAT
  • Please note that only a limited number of candidates can be accommodated.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable into the Academy’s bank account to
  • secure your place, please complete the application form for a reference number.
  • The balance of the amount is payable before or on the day training commences.
  • Fees are not refundable.

Course Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to basic health and safety principles in and
  • around the workplace.
  • Conduct health and safety representation activities at the workplace.
  • Conduct continuous hazard identification and risk assessment within the workplace.
  • Address workplace hazards and skills.
  • Basic First Aid practices.

Entry Requirements:
No previous knowledge or experience in the diamond industry is necessary. A Gr.10 certificate is the minimum requirement for this course. Proficiency in English is of importance as all courses are delivered in English.

Dates of Introductory course for 2013:
Start date Monday 20th May
End date  Wednesday 22nd May

Please note that the above courses will take place only if a minimum of 10 candidates
register for each particular course.

No exam will be written but continuous assessments will be conducted. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance from KIDJA as well as a certificate from the Mining Qualifications Authority. Candidates will be registered on the MQA I-SHARE system and credited with each successful Unit Standard (module) they complete successfully.

Registration for this course opens on the 9th of January 2013. Early application is advisable as
we have limited space per course. Application forms can be obtained from the Academy.

Equipment and course material:
All equipment, learning material and consumables as well as diamonds will be supplied by
KIDJA but will remain the property of the Academy.

Code of conduct:
The code of conduct of the Academy must be followed at all times. Any deviation to the code of conduct and security policy and procedure will result in the candidate being expelled without a refund of course fees paid. Each candidate will receive a student card which must be worn for security purposes. No candidate will be allowed on campus without it.

Accommodation and transport:
Limited accommodation at a local school hostel is available but will be for the candidate’s cost. Candidates outside Kimberley can contact us to assist in securing accommodation but it will be for the candidate’s own cost. Transport will be for the cost of the candidate.

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