11th March, 2017
FAJAR International College prides itself as, to date, the one and the only college in this region which offers the Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health that is recognised by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), paving a route to aspiring Safety & Health Officer (SHO) to begin their career path right here in East Malaysia.
SHO job opportunities are opened only to qualified applicants, and Fajar International College’s Diploma in OSH is an ideal choice to begin with.
For aspiring SHO, they should ensure that the academic program that they sign up is recognized by DOSH (Department of Occupational Safety & Health) so that upon successful completion of the course, they will be eligible to register with DOSH as a SHO of Malaysia. Upon approval, DOSH will issue a ‘safety passport’, also known as the ‘green book’. Not only does the ‘green book’ vouches the credibility of the safety officer which is duly recognized by the Malaysian Government but also allows the holder of the green book to confidently and freely, work with both the private and public sectors in Malaysia.
Fajar International College (FIC) in Miri, Sarawak, is the first and only institute of higher learning which offers the OSH diploma, which is approved and recognized by both MQA and DOSH. It is a two-and-a-half year program, solidly packaged to cover all relevant subjects pertaining to safety and health with a one-year intensive program, running concurrently.
FIC’s OSH diploma has two (2) added value to its diploma. Firstly, FIC’s OSH diploma is accredited by IOSH, UK. IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety & Health) is a UK-based organization that recognizes course qualifications and safety practitioners worldwide. Secondly, FIC’s students have direct entry into the final year degree program in OSH in the Middlesex University, UK.
FIC has a proven track record in successfully running the OSH diploma. Since 2005, this program has become one of FIC’s specialized programs and has grown positively. All the lecturers consist of industry experts, passionate in sharing their knowledge and experiences with the students. Educational/exposure site visits are arranged to stimulate learning and understanding, and all students must fulfil a minimum of 2 months’ practical training with local corporations in this industry, which is arranged by the College. Records showed that many students were absorbed into the companies after this practical period, while many graduates are now gainfully employed in Brunei and in other local companies.
Make it worthwhile to spend your time, money and concentration on a qualification that will open doors for you locally and internationally. It is imperative that potential students are made aware of this distinction when considering any other safety & health programs offered. The critical point is : ONLY graduates of OSH diplomas that are recognized and endorsed by DOSH can apply to register as safety health officers (SHO).
FIC will have two more new semester in the year 2017 for the Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health. Other programs offered by FIC include:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY
Fajar International College’s Diploma In Accountancy is yet another program which produces highly employable graduates. Pass records have shown that almost all of its graduates gained employment immediately after they finished their course, and many of them were even “booked” by companies, including audit firms even before they graduated.
The Fajar International College’s Diploma in Accountancy program is to date the one and only college diploma in accountancy that has gained full accreditation from the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA), and thus make it one of the most sought after accounting qualification locally.
This one of its kind program is uniquely designed as students can obtain two different qualifications or academic awards upon completion of the Diploma, i.e. the Diploma in Accountancy from FIC, and at the same time they are prepared to sit for the Certified Technician Accounting (CAT) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES
For those wishing to enter into the business and management field, FIC’s Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) will provide them with the fundamental aspects to pursue this direction. Awarded full accreditation by (MQA) in 2005, this Diploma is the only one of its kind to be given such a recognition in Miri.