Young Yuvnel Sharma’s interest in studying the multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work, prompted him to enrol in Trade Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) at Fiji National University (FNU).

The
Eighteen-year-old will pursue his studies at Namaka Campus, Nadi, through FNU’s
College of Engineering, Science & Technology (CEST).

Sharma
said the programme will provide him with the knowledge and sound understanding
of promoting an incident-free work environment.

“OHS
plays a crucial role in organisations. Apart from ensuring a safe work
environment, it also plays an important role in the promotion of efficiency
operations of organisations,” he said.

The
former Natabua High School student said he is looking forward to learning more
about the fundamentals of OHS and safety management.

“I’m
excited to commence my studies at FNU. I have excellent communications skills,
an eye for detail and I’m physically active, all these characteristics together
with the education at FNU I hope to become a good OHS personnel in the future,”
he said.

Sharma
said he was pleased to note that FNU’s OHS programme offers a mix of practical
training and theory.

“Having hands-on training is really important as we are able
to use what we are taught in the classroom to practical situations. The
compulsory six-month practical component which we have to undertake as part of
this programme I believe is really important as it will ensure we are
work-ready after graduation,” Sharma added.

The
Trade Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) is a two-year
programme. Enrollment for Semester One is currently underway at all Fiji
National University Campuses around the country.

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