UNISA Short Course in Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

By | January 12, 2022

Short Course in Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (72036)Purpose

To enhance knowledge and understanding of the field of compensation for occupational injuries and diseases. This will include an understanding of various acts relating occupational injuries and diseases, as well as the calculation of benefits for these injuries and diseases. This field forms the core of a person’s working career. An understanding of social security and knowledge of relevant acts will influence the way clients are serviced and how they perceive this service.

Target group

Employees who are specifically working with occupational injury and disease compensation and also employees/union shop stewards working for the organisations
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
 Duration

Six months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

1st semester: January and 2nd semester : June
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning by means of a study guide and tutorial letters
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
One compulsory written assignment
Summative assessment:
A three-hour written examination
 Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases in the Workplace (COID01W)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Social security
  • Administration, financing, compensation and claims according to COIDA
  • Determination and calculation of compensation
  • Occupational diseases
  • Process recoveries, objections to and appeals against the RAF
  • Practical calculations and case studies

Course leader

Mr H von der Ohe MCom
Discipline expertise: Registered Industrial and Organisational Psychologist
Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Office 4-025, A J H van der Walt Building
Tel: 012 429 8283
Fax: 012 429 8578
E-mail: vdoheh@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms M J Maphalla
Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Office: 03-102, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8548 / 8005
Fax: 012 429 8578
E-mail: iop@unisa.ac.za