Oxbridge Academy Online Short Course: Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

This online course provides you with an overview of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and explains how it should be implemented in the workplace. 

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You want to learn about the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers in the workplace.
  • You want to learn about safety management plans, safety inspections, and safety audits.
  • You want to learn about the consequences of non-compliance with the OHS Act.


Course code:



Accreditation status:

This is a non-accredited Short Learning Programme.

This course can, however, count towards CPD requirements, as it has received Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation from the Compliance Institute Southern Africa.


Course duration:

3 hours


Entry requirements:

No matric


Subjects covered:
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act: the basics
  • The OHS Act and the employer
  • The Safety Management Plan: the first step to compliance
  • Controlling risk through information and protection
  • Controlling risk by improving performance and monitoring
  • The Department of Labour: reporting, inspections and audits
  • The OHS Act and the employee
Assessment and award:

Students will be required to complete an online exam. Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded an Oxbridge Academy Short Course Certificate: Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act from Oxbridge Academy.

Students may also be able to use this course to contribute to the fulfilment of their CPD requirements, depending on the nature of the industry that they work in.


Additional information:

This is an online (e-learning) course. To complete this course, students require access to the internet.

Are you an employer?
Contact us via ello@oxbridgeacademy.co.za for corporate enrolments of groups of 10 or more students.


R 2100.00

Registration Fee:

R 600.00

Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

R 1500.00

Monthly Instalments:

R 500.00 X 3 months

Technical Requirements – Skills

Basic internet and computing skills are required to complete an online course. These include the following:

  • Using a browser
  • Downloading a free browser from the internet
  • Downloading a browser plug-in, such as a video player
  • Posting to a discussion forum/board
  • Downloading and saving a file to your computer
  • Uploading a file by browsing your computer to locate a file
  • Entering your responses in a web form, such as in the case of an online quiz
  • Sending emails to your tutor/instructor or peers
  • Additional skills may be required for certain courses.

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“I am extremely impressed with the way Oxbridge Academy presented this course. The ease that I was able to complete this online course in my own time and at my own pace was brilliant. The amount of information put into this short online course was excellent. I do not have sufficient time to attend courses etc. but I do like to do online courses to keep myself up to date and to remind myself of things to help me improve as a person and as a manager.
I did achieve this with this course and I will be registering for additional courses in the future with Oxbridge.”

Graeme Gallichan


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