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Course Information and Fees

ND: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (No new intake for 2019. Returning students only) national diploma

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (No new intake for 2019. Returning students only)

ND: (national diploma)

Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) are committed to improving environmental and occupational health. The task of the EHP is determined by legislation and includes the following:

Industrial, commercial and housing development; safe water supply; food safety; occupational health and safety; pollution control (air, water, soil, radiation and environmental noise pollution); disease control; health surveillance; research; health promotion and community development; waste management; pest control; transport safety; public relations; as well as accident and disaster control.

Career Opportunities
Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP) operate within the district health system of South Africa. Local authorities are the guardians of environmental health and are the main employers.

Other employment opportunities exist in national government departments e.g. the Department of Health, Water Affairs, Veterinary Services, Environmental Affairs and the Department of Labour, in Provincial Health Departments, the SA National Defence Force, private concerns such as environmental health consultants, food hygiene consultants and occupational health and safety consultants.

Environmental Health Practitioners are not office bound. The majority of work is often in an outdoor environment. It is an extremely diverse career.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
23370 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
22880 ZAR
Total number of subjects to obtain the national diploma: 15

Community Service
After graduation an Environmental Health Practitioner is required by law to complete one year of community service. The National Department of Health governs community service, which includes placement, supervision and remuneration.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mr K Klaas
Telephone: +27 21 460 3176
Fax: -

Contact: Ms Vuyokazi Ntapane
Telephone: +27 21 460 9068
Fax: +27 21 460 3905

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.