ND: Environmental Health

ND: Environmental Health

Course Information and Fees

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
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
Compulsory subject(s):
Total number of subjects to obtain the national diploma: 15Community 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: Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 460 3153
Fax: +27 21 460 3217
Email: vanwykl@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms Vuyokazi Ntapane
Telephone: +27 21 460 9068
Fax: +27 21 460 3905
Email: ntapanev@cput.ac.za

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