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Award in Office Ergonomics

Detailed Information

Starting Date:TBA
Time:17:30 till 19:30hrs
Lecture Days:TBA
Duration:10 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:20 of 100 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Delivery LanguageEnglish
Trainers:Dr Carlo Conti
Ms Joanne Cardona
Mr Andre Muscat
Mr Darren Sillato
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme or 75% back through the Training Pays Scheme

Course Objective

This study programme aims to tackle a niche in the local market preparing students to assess and modify the office environment, in particular the workstation to make it suitable for the needs of employees.

This course will tackle ergonomics from a biopsychosocial perspective putting the needs of the individual first; to understand and offer the support required for them to carry out their task whilst safeguarding their well-being.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be in a unique position to understand and suggest work-stations that are more suitable for the needs of each individual.

This course will have a direct influence on increasing the well-being and productivity of office based workers

Who should attend?

Any person who wishes to understand ergonomics particularly HR Managers, Project Managers, Interior/Office Designers, Furniture and Office Equipment Designers and Health & Safety Officers.

An MQF Level 4 qualification related to sciences or at least 2 years’ experience working in Human Resources or in an Executive/Supervisory/Managerial position or in furniture design.


In accordance with the Academy’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

Participants will be asked to submit 1 assignment.

At the end of the study programme the participants will be able to:

  • understand the needs of different tasks carried out whilst sitting at a workstation
  • able to understand and acknowledge the importance of short and long term effects of poor sitting posture and how different tasks require different workstation arrangements.
  • able to comprehend the physical and psychological signs that can be attributed to poor workstation ergonomics.
  • able to suggest ergonomic strategies and refer to appropriate professionals to ensure the well-being of the employee.
  • identify and suggest strategies and solutions in relation to observations and feedback obtained from employees pertaining to office and home workstations to promote both productivity and well-being of the individual
  • grasp the nature of ergonomincs related complaint and suggest an action plan to address the ergonomic shortcomings.
  • gather relevant information in relation to work station ergonomics and present them in a coherent manner to his team and relevant professionals
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€367.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs and €5.20 for wage costs.
Get Your Money Back
€393.75 will be refunded through the Training Pays Scheme

Detailed Time Table

1. Introduction: sitting and ergonomics – 11 October 2022

2. The biology and physics of Sitting – basic concepts brought to mind – 18 October 2022

3. The Anatomy of Sitting – 25 October 2022

4. Pathologies from Sitting  Part 1 – 4 November 2022 (Friday)

5. Pathologies from Sitting  Part 2 – 8 November 2022

6. The Psychology of Sitting – 15 November 2022

7. Health and Safety at the Office – 22 November 2022

8. Exercise at the Office for Office Workers – 29 November 2022

9. Office Equipment and Peripherals – 6 December 2022

10. Setting up a workstation – 20 December 2022

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