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Safety, Health, Environment & Quality SHEQ

Aerial surveying (UAV) for 3-D surface modelling and detailed mapping

The aim of this course is to provide field-based demonstrations of Aerial Surveying using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to acquire ultra-high resolution imagery of the study area, which will later (in the lab) be used to generate various geographic information products such as orthophoto, point clouds, digital elevation models (DEMs), digital surface models (DSMs) and detailed mapping from high spatial-resolution orthomosaic image. In particular, the detailed mapping of various land surface entities can be mapped accurately on the produced high resolution image.

GIS Professional Practice

The short course in GIS Professional Practice covers themes in professionalism and legislation as prescribed by the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) for geographic information science (GISc) professionals. During the course, you will gain a better understanding of all facets pertinent to professionals in the geomatics industry.

Railway Safety Investigation Course

The Railway Safety Investigation short course will provide you with the required skills in initiating, conducting and reporting on an investigation into railway occurrences. With a view to identify safety deficiencies and propose remedial action to prevent future occurrences, you will be exposed to a systematic approach in the investigation of train safety incidents, as well as the vehicle, infrastructure and operational aspects needed for the safe and orderly operation of any railway system.

Introduction to Mining

The Introduction to Mining short course is specifically designed to provide non-mining personnel who play a support function to the mining core and/or suppliers to the mining industry, with fundamental knowledge and insight into mining operations. Aimed at professional people who do not necessarily have a mining engineering degree or diploma, you can acquire a better understanding of the mining process through this course if you are already working on a mine, work for a mine supplier or own shares in mines.

Trauma Counselling

The Trauma Counselling short course will enable you as pastor or counsellor to deal with the process of recovery and healing after a traumatic experience. We live in a traumatised society and the church and/or pastoral counsellor is often the only “immediate” resource available for support and guidance. The course focuses on understanding the nature and impact of trauma, with a specific emphasis on trauma counselling as well as care for the caregiver.

Health Technology Assessment in Practice

Policy and decision makers need to make sound decisions on the organisation of the health service delivery system, types of interventions to be offered and the manner of service delivery needed to achieve the maximum health benefit for the public. The Health Technology Assessment Practice short course introduces the medical, social, organisational, ethical and economic implications of development, diffusion and use of health technology.

Research Ethics in Health and Health Care

The two-day workshop in Research Ethics in Health and Health Care provides you with a guided process in the exploration of theoretical frameworks for conducting ethically sound research in the medical and health sciences industry. The workshop specifically looks at aspects of the scope and need of research ethics, risks to people, animals and the environment versus benefits of research, legislative and regulatory provisions for ethical research, as well as the exportation and importation of research materials.

Programme in the Monitoring and Evaluation of General Health Programmes

The Programme in the Monitoring and Evaluation of General Health Programmes provides you with the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully evaluate, measure and observe health programmes with the aim of improving their overall performance. During this specialist training, you will gain practical experience in the collection of health-related data and the analysis of these programmes’ impact on population, health and nutrition interventions.

Municipal Integrated Development Planning

The short course in Municipal Integrated Development Planning provides you with an essential overview of the municipal development planning landscape as impacted on recently with the promulgation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) of 2013. The course introduces you to the new SPLUMA by-laws and the new roles and responsibilities of both municipalities and provincial governments in development planning.

Project Quality, Risk and Time Management

The Project Quality, Risk and Time Management short course presents you with a unique training experience in applying a further three of the ten Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) areas – namely, Quality management, Risk Management and Time Management – directly to the construction and built environments. The course specifically aims to provide you with extensive knowledge of and the requisite skills in project control and time management, project reporting, project construction and proper close-out to ensure quality standards and minimised risks are met.

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