Occupational Health and Environmental Technologies

Description of the Program

The Department of Rural Development and Vocational Education of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, together with its international partner, RRC International, and with the financial support of the Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia (MCA-Georgia) developed and established a level-V vocational education program in Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection Technologies. The program is based on the NEBOSH international standard and is fully in line with Georgia’s national education system and legal framework.

The aim of the program is to prepare a qualified workforce which will be able to implement occupational and environmental safety systems at workplaces, create appropriate preventive mechanisms and provide effective management for healthy and decent work in accordance with Georgian legislation.

Implementers of the Modules

The modules of the vocational program are implemented by professional teachers who are highly qualified specialists in their respective fields. Students acquire theoretical knowledge reinforced with practical skills under the tutelage of the program’s teachers and specialists. Students also have the opportunity to meet invited guests speakers (sector experts and representatives of companies), ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Graduates of the Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection Technologies program have the qualifications to work in the following fields:  construction, power supply, water supply, oil and gas, logistics, heavy industry, mining, ports, communications, tourism, hospitality, entertainment, shopping, educational institutions, etc. They will have the qualifications for working in the following positions:

  •      Occupational Safety Inspector/Manager
  •      Health Safety Inspector/Manager
  •      Occupational, Health and Safety Inspector/Manager
  •      Pollution Inspector
  •      Healthy Workplace Protection Officer
  •      Occupational Safety and Health Advisor
  •      Environmental Advisor
  •      Occupational Hygiene Specialist/Manager
  •      Waste Collection Specialist
  •      Waste Management Specialist/Inspector
  •      Occupational Safety and Environmental Technologies Manager/Specialist
  •      Occupational Safety and Environmental Technologies Manager or Specialist at the State Labor Inspection Service

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Prepare occupational health, safety and environmental plans.
  2. Develop and update procedures and instructions.
  3. Assess professional injuries and control risk.
  4. Evaluate, monitor and define preventive measures for chemical and biochemical threats.
  5. Ensure electricity security and fire safety requirements.
  6. Carry out evacuation processes.
  7. Provide initial emergency assistance.
  8. Take measures to prevent hazards and risk reduction.
  9. Control the safe movement of people and vehicles at the work place.
  10. Assess the climate change impact on the environment, economy and society.
  11. Undertake an audit and monitor an environmental protection system.
  12. Protect potable water supply and usage norms.
  13. Control the pollution of water sources.
  14. Control atmospheric air contamination and mitigate the spread of contaminant in the air.

The level-V modular vocational education program in Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection Technologies is open to all secondary school graduates.

Required documentation includes:

  •  Personal ID
  •  Certificate of completion of secondary school (original or copy)
  •  If the certificate is not issued in Georgia, it must be accompanied by a document proving its authenticity
  •  Photo (size 3X4)
  •  Completed application form



Application

Registration till 31 August

Address:  GIPA, 9 Ietim Gurji Street, Tbilisi, Georgia

The admission process also includes a personal interview.

Contacts:

Tamar Zhgenti:  591 19 76 45;

Ekaterine Kharabadze:  595 50 72 22;

Nestan Inasaridze:  599 71 84 00

E-mail:  hsetvet@gipa.ge

Program duration:  2 years

Annual fee:  GEL 2,250

Payment installments:  4

Discounts in tuition fees are available for those individuals under the following social status category:

A) Socially Vulnerable:

Socially vulnerable persons should submit a certificate issued by LEPL Social Service Agency under the state control of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia attesting to their registration in the Socially Unprotected Families Database which should be issued not earlier than 2 months before submission to the university.

B) Representatives of National Minorities:

Representatives of national minorities should present a document (registration card) confirming their registration within the last 5 years in compact settlement municipalities of national minorities in Georgia together with a Georgian citizen's certificate.

C) Persons with Disabilities:

Persons with disabilities should present a copy of their Medical Social Examination Inspection Act Form 50/II.

D) Internally Displaced Persons:

Internally Displaced Persons should submit their Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) card.

E) Ethnic Georgian (Laz, deported Meskhs, Fereydan Georgians and others) foreign citizens who consider themselves to be of Georgian ethnic origin and have a Georgian surname or Georgian linguistic identity should present a neutral identity document or a neutral travel document. For foreign citizens, a document confirming their status of compatriot should be submitted.

F) Persons Living in the Occupied Territories:

Persons living in the occupied territories must present a certificate of citizenship of Georgia, a neutral identity card or a neutral travel document.

G) Persons Living in High Mountainous Regions:

Persons living in high mountainous regions should submit a document confirming their permanent residence in any high mountainous settlement as defined by the Government of Georgia Decree N671 of December 30, 2015.

H) Members of Large Families:

Members of large families should submit a certificate or any kind of other document which proves the fact that there are five or more children in their family.

I) Child or member of a family member deceased for the protection of territorial integrity.

Bank Details:

JSC TBC Bank

BIC / SWIFT CODE:  TBCBGE22

Account Name:  NNLE Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)

IBAN Account Number:  GE84TB1100000110700419 / GEL

When paying, please indicate your personal ID number and the name of the program to which you are applying.

The Department of Rural Development and Vocational Education of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) is pleased to work with our following partners:

  • Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia
  • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
  • LEPL Emergency Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
  • Georgian Water and Power LTD
  • Rompetrol LTD
  • Kura Basin Operating Company LLC
  • NRC International Service - Representative in Georgia
  • JSC Telasi
  • Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation
  • Socar Georgia LTD
  • Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia LTD
  • Rustavi Azot
  • Heidelbergcement Georgia LTD
  • Frontera Eastern Georgia LTD

The Occupational Safety and Environmental Technologies program is organized according to the following study plan.

Vocational qualification to be awarded - Vocational qualification in Occupational Safety and Environmental Technologies

Teaching Level - Level 5

Program Volume

  •      For students with Georgian language competence - 120 credits
  •      For students without Georgian language competence - 150 credits

Program Duration - 2 years

  •    I year - general and vocational modules
  •      II year - vocational modules and practical trainings
  •      Classes are conducted from Monday to Friday

Teaching language - Georgian

Study materials - in Georgian and English

Training schedule - daytime

The program consists of the following modules:



General Modules

Vocational Teachers

Prerequisite for Admission

Credits

Information Literacy 2

Kakha Skhulukhia

Full general education

3

English Language

Nana Kashakashvili

Ketevan Gabadze

Full general education

5

Entrepreneurship 3

Vano Tsertsvadze

Full general education

3

Sum:

11

Vocational Compulsory Modules

Credits

Introductory Practice

Tamar Dolidze

Full general education

2

Introduction to Psychology

Ketevan Avaliani

Full general education

4

Basics of Anatomy

Nukri Meleksishvili

Full general education

4

Basics of Environmental Protection

Nino Obolashvili

Full general education

4

Basics of Management

Levan Kurashvili

Full general education

3

Professional English

Elisabed Zhvania

English language

3

Regulations and Standards in Health, Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection

Tamar Dolidze

Giorgi Guliashvili

Full general education

8

Hazards and Risk Control at the Workplace

Nukri Meleksishvili

Giorgi Adeishvili

Full general education

4

Health and Occupational Safety Management

Tamar Dolidze

Basics of management

6

Environmental Protection Management

Konstantine Khachapuridze

Basics of environmental protection

4

Hazards and Risk Control Musculoskeletal System Injuries

Nukri Meleksishvili

Basics of anatomy

4

Chemical and Biochemical Hazards and Risk Control

Nukri Meleksishvili

Hazards and risk control at the workplace

4

Electric and Fire Safety

Zurab Dolidze

Hazards and risks control at the workplace

5

Environmental Protection and Climatic Challenges

Nino Obolashvili

Giorgi Mamukadze

Basics of environmental protection

7

Waste Management

Alverd Chankseliani

Basics of environmental protection

7

Water and Air Pollution

Nino Obilashvili

Giorgi Mamukadze

Basics of environmental protection

7

Transportation Safety and Risk Control

Nukri Meleksishvili

Giorgi Adeishvili

Hazards and risk control at the workplace

3

Emergency Response Planning for Environmental Protection

Giorgi Guliashvili

Environmental protection management

4

Threats and Risk Control of the Physical and Psychological Injuries

Nukri Meleksishvili

Hazards and risk control at the workplace

4

Threats and Risk Control of the Working of Equipment

Giorgi Adeishvili

Nukri Meleksishvili

Tamar Dolidze

Hazards and risk control at the workplace

2

Practical Training

Giorgi Guliashvili

Tamar Dolidze

After completing all vocational modules

20

Sum:

109

Total

120



Administration

Nana Kashakashvili

Nana Kashakashvili

Head of Department of Rural Development and Vocational Education

Ketevan Rukhadze

Ketevan Rukhadze

(DRDVE) Regional Development Coordinator

Nino Nareshelashvili

Nino Nareshelashvili

(DRDVE) Project Assistant

Eka Molashkhia

Eka Molashkhia

(DRDVE) Administrative Assistant

Tamar Zhgenti

Tamar Zhgenti

Project Coordinator/Vocational Education Quality Manager

Nestan Inasaridze

Nestan Inasaridze

(DRDVE) Vocational education student coordinator / project coordinator

Sergo Turmanidze

Sergo Turmanidze

(DRDVE) Marketing Expert/Project Coordinator

Nugzar Jinjikhadze

Nugzar Jinjikhadze

Regional coordinator

Ioseb Khomizurashvili

Ioseb Khomizurashvili

(DRDVE) Regional Coordinator

Vasil Butkhuzi

Vasil Butkhuzi

(DRDVE) Regional coordinator

Irakli Kherodinashvili

Irakli Kherodinashvili

(DRDVE) Regional Coordinator

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