OSH Programmatic Accreditation

Joint Programmatic Accreditation for OSH Programs: QAHE and OSHAssociation Partner to Promote Excellence Introduction: When it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH) education, quality and accreditation play a crucial role in ensuring that educational programs meet international standards. Recognizing this, the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) have joined forces to offer a comprehensive joint programmatic accreditation for OSH programs. This partnership aims to promote excellence in OSH education and training worldwide.

The Accreditation Process: The joint programmatic accreditation offered by QAHE and OSHAssociation is designed to evaluate OSH programs based on established international standards. Institutions seeking accreditation will undergo a thorough evaluation of program quality, faculty qualifications, student services, and resources. This rigorous assessment ensures that accredited programs meet the highest standards of excellence in OSH education.

Benefits of Accreditation: Accreditation with QAHE and OSHAssociation holds numerous benefits for educational institutions and their OSH programs. Firstly, it demonstrates a commitment to providing high-quality education and training in occupational safety and health. Accredited institutions gain recognition and prestige within the global education community, enhancing their reputation and attracting students who seek reputable OSH programs.

Furthermore, accreditation helps students make informed decisions about their education by providing assurance of program quality. Graduating from an accredited OSH program increases their employability and prepares them for successful careers in the field.

Partnerships and Recognition: QAHE's partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Association, United Kingdom (OSHAssociation), is a significant milestone in promoting excellence in OSH education and training. Additionally, QAHE's recognition by the National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) further strengthens its credibility and reach.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between QAHE and NISCN, both organizations will collaborate to advance quality assurance in education and occupational safety and health. This partnership involves the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and resources, as well as the organization of joint events and initiatives. Such collaborations not only benefit Nigeria but also pave the way for global advancements in OSH education.

How to Get Accredited: Institutions interested in obtaining the joint programmatic accreditation for their OSH programs can contact QAHE at accreditation@qahe.org. The accreditation process requires providing program details, study manuals, and the CVs of teaching staff. The fee schedule varies based on the country's development status, with discounted rates available for developing countries.

Fee Schedule: Institutions seeking the joint programmatic accreditation for their OSH programs can take advantage of the transparent and competitive fee schedule offered by QAHE and OSHAssociation. The fee structure is designed to accommodate institutions from both developing and developed countries, ensuring accessibility and fairness.

For developing countries, the fee is set at US$200 per year for each program, with a special discounted rate of US$350 per year for two programs. This pricing structure aims to support institutions in countries striving to enhance their OSH education offerings.

For developed countries, the fee is US$300 per year for each program, with an option to accredit two programs at a rate of US$500 per year. These rates reflect the resources and infrastructure typically available in developed nations.

By offering a flexible fee schedule, QAHE and OSHAssociation aim to encourage institutions worldwide to pursue accreditation and elevate the quality of OSH education globally. The fees contribute to the ongoing support and maintenance of the accreditation process, ensuring its integrity and continued benefits for accredited institutions and their students.

Please note that the fee schedule is subject to change, and interested institutions should reach out to accreditation@qahe.org for the most up-to-date information regarding fees and payment procedures.

Investing in the joint programmatic accreditation is an investment in the future of OSH education, as it helps institutions establish themselves as leaders in the field and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a safer and healthier working environment.

Conclusion: The joint programmatic accreditation offered by QAHE and OSHAssociation signifies a commitment to excellence in OSH education and training. Accredited institutions gain global recognition, while students benefit from quality education that prepares them for successful careers in occupational safety and health. Through partnerships and collaborations, QAHE and OSHAssociation contribute to the advancement of OSH education worldwide. Contact QAHE today to explore the benefits of this joint programmatic accreditation and join the league of esteemed institutions committed to OSH excellence.