Certificate in Ergonomics
In July 2015 the Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics launched the Postgraduate Certificate in Ergonomics.
This ergonomics short course is aimed at any practitioner in the fields of health and safety, occupational hygiene, occupational medicine, rehabilitation, engineering, etc. who are interested in including ergonomics into their day-to-day practice, hence emphasis is laid on the practical applicability of the content taught.
This short course is pitched at an NQF level 8, i.e. upon successful completion, participants receive a Rhodes University certificate which they can then use as evidence for a formal ergonomics qualification when applying for a "Certified Ergonomics Associate" registration with the Professional Affairs Board of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa.
The course consists of 6 module, of which one module is completed online and 4 modules each require a week's contact time (lectures, discussions, practicals, fieldtrips). Inbetween modules participants are tasked with "Take-home assignments", applying the newly acquired ergonomics skills in their jobs and thus demonstrating practical abilities. The sixth module is a portfolio development, show-casing the participants' theoretical and practical competence in ergonomics at the level of a certified ergonomics associate. It is this portfolio that can act as evidence of competence, in addition to other criteria, when applying for registration as Certified Ergonomics Associate with the Ergonomics Society of South Africa.
Last Modified: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:50:09 SAST