Certifications

  • MERSETA Skills Courses
  • SAIOSH Accredited Courses
  • PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICA
  • CETA
  • SHIELDS NEBOSH
  • ATLAS IMIST (International Minimum Industry Safety Training for oil and gas Industry )
  • ACHASM (Association for Construction Health and Safety Management)

OHSA is accredited with the following institutes -MERSETA-Shields-SAIOSH and a Proudly South Africa member

OHSA is registered with WCDB (Western Cape Database) and on the CSD (Central supplier database)

OHSA is a level 4 BBBEE.

Proudly South African

The merSETA like all other SETAs play a central role in making sure that the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is fulfilled.

The various industry sectors are covered by five chambers within the MERSETA:

  • Metal and engineering
  • Auto manufacturing
  • Motor retail and component manufacturing
  • Tyre manufacturing
  • Plastics industries

EXTRACTS FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOUR GUIDE

Why is it important to use an accredited training provider?

It is important to use an accredited training provider because it enables the SETA to establish that the training provider used is not a "FLY BY NIGHT" training provider but instead it is a recognized training provider, with recognized standards.

Why is it important for a company to use ETQA accredited providers?

Where companies use discretionary funding for learning interventions, it is essential to use accredited providers. This is a requirement of the Skills Development Act and its regulations.

What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?

  • The short supply of skilled staff is a serious obstacle to the competitiveness of industry in South Africa. The Skills Development Act of 1998 aims to:
  • Develop skills for the South African work force;
  • Increase investment in education and training, and improve return on investments in those areas
  • Encourage employers to promote skills development by using the workplace as an active learning environment;
  • Encourage workers to participate in learnership and other training programmes;
  • Improve employment prospects by redressing previous disadvantages through training and education;
  • Ensure the quality of education and training in and for the workplace, and
  • Assist with the placement of first time work-seekers

EXTRACT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT

Skills Programmes.

For the purposes of this Chapter, a "skills programme" means a skills programme that:

  • is occupationally based;
  • when completed, will constitute a credit towards a qualification registered in terms of the National Qualifications Framework as defined in section 1 of the South African Qualifications Authority Act;
  • uses training providers referred to in section 17 (1) (c); or
  • complies with the prescribed requirements.
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