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Online Course in Food Microbiology

The Online Course in Food Microbiology will not only provide you with an in-depth understanding of the general principles of microbiology – with a specific focus on microorganisms and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect their growth in food – but you will also be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge of its application in the food industry and the prevention of contaminants in food production and/or preservation.

Water Quality Management and Effluent Treatment

The Water Quality Management and Effluent Treatment short course provides you with a comprehensive overview of and practical insights into the various processes that are involved in the evaluation of drinking water quality, as well as water and wastewater treatment. The course covers topics of basic water microbiology and chemistry, biological treatment processes, sludge treatment and effluent disposal, as well as biological, chemical and physical water quality parameters, the flow of material and mass balances, among others.

Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (Blended)

The Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement short course prepares you with knowledge and insights to align company policies and objectives to current environmental legislation to ultimately minimise liabilities and interact with audit, inspection and enforcement processes. The training experience you will receive provides you with the foundation for environmental compliance, both in industry and in wildlife related human activities.

Law, Risk, Economics and the Environment in Railway Operations

The short course in Law, Risk, Economics and the Environment in Railway Operationsassist in describing general and railway law, touching on international norms and rules covering insurance and liabilities and compensation. National health and safety regulations are discussed along with basic economic systems and environmental protection aspects. This five-day course is aimed at training all TFR employees and generally brief them on respective aspects.

Rolling Stock Technology

The Rolling Stock Technology module covers everything there is to know about locomotives, wagons and coaches. The principles of Rolling Stock Design (mechanical and electrical) are presented as fundamental knowledge for understanding the functioning of the various systems and sub-systems of a railway vehicle. Emphasis is placed on the various interfaces between rolling stock components and the module concludes with the essential aspects of condition monitoring, inspection, maintenance and safety.

Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes

The short course in Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes provides you with a framework for demonstrating and fine-tuning the processes that are commonly used in wastewater treatment plants. During the course, basic kinetic concepts for the removal of water pollutants will be presented together with the application of kinetic principles in several reactor designs.

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.

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.

Spatial Planning, Land Use Management and Urban Development Dynamics

The short course in Spatial Planning, Land Use Management and Urban Development Dynamics is specifically designed to enhance your skills and knowledge as real estate practitioner, property valuer, commercial property broker, estate agent, property developer or property financier in the wake of recent changes in development planning and infrastructure delivery bylaws. The course is ideal if you are involved in real estate or property development and often have to deal with complex processes or sometimes high-risk investment decisions on property deals.

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