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Let’s Talk About Our New Training Methods


These past couple of weeks have truly settled us into 2023. It’s been all about fine-tuning all our training processes, including our new training methods and familiarising our staff and our first learners of 2023 about the new ways we will be doing things to give them the most fulfilling training experience.

In terms of the new QTCO accreditation processes and its implications, we have separated our assessment processes for our two different categories of learners.

  1. Those learners who do NOT have a grade 12 certificate may definitely attend training and will be assessed and receive a Certificate of Competence to TEST & EVALUATE.
  2.  Learners who DO have a grade 12 certificate and more will be assessed and receive a Certificate of Competence to TEST, EVALUATE, INTERPRET and MANAGE a result.

We believe that our new methods and certificate create a win-win situation for all involved. Have a look at some frequently asked questions and answers below for more insight.

Q: Why do the healthcare professionals and healthcare assistants all take the same training if they will be tested on different content?

A: Because healthcare assistants feel “left hanging” when they do not get to finish the course content i.e. hear about the final step of interpreting a result. Those that want to can hear about interpretation and how to manage the result. Those that don’t, don’t have to. Everyone wins.

Q: Are healthcare assistants allowed to take the full course assessments if they want to and become competent not only in conducting but conducting as well as interpreting the result?

A: Yes, they may. Being a healthcare assistant rather than a healthcare professional does not preclude you from taking the more advanced assessments of interpretation and data management.

Q: What qualification will I have at the end of the training? What will my designation be?

A: Those that take the assessment for conducting a test will be known as a Spirometry or Audiometry or Vision Assistant.

Those that have attained Certificates of Competence in conducting all 3 courses will be known as Occupational Health Technicians.

Those that have tertiary level anatomy and physiology for example doctors, nurses and paramedics etc (i.e those that are already medically trained healthcare professional) and who gave attained Certificates of Competence in Conducting and Interpreting Spirometry or Audiometry or Vision Screening will keep their medical designation such as Dr or Sr etc and will also be known as a Spirometrist, Audiometrist and Vision Screener.

Until next time 😉


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