BOBS was set up by the Botswana government mainly for the promotion of the use of standards and the implementation of quality aspects in the workplace. An important element of this mandate is the provision of training to organizations across all sectors of the economy as well as consumers. BOBS is registered and accredited by the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) as a Training Institution under the Vocational Training Act No 22 of 1998.
BOBS training efforts have been gaining ground as more organizations appreciate the benefits of implementing standards, especially the competitive advantage they stand to gain in the market place, where demand for quality is on the increase. BOBS training portfolio includes courses on the BOS ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards. BOBS caters for in-house training when requested by organizations.
Application and contact details
Application forms and other course related information can be accessed through the BOBS website, under Training Services or requested from the Training Unit. Applications can be faxed to 3910597 , 3903120, or posted to Private Bag BO 48 Gaborone. Applications should reach BOBS at least 15 working days before the course commencement date. Applicants must pay or submit purchase orders at least 10 working days before course commencement date. If the number of applications received for a course is not enough to compose a full class, BOBS will be compelled to cancel such a course on the basis of cost effectiveness. Applicants who have paid or submitted purchase orders should confirm that the course they applied for will be conducted when the course commencement date approaches.
Applicants must pay or submit purchase orders at least 10 working days before course commencement date. Meals and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost to the participants. Cheques should be made payable to: Botswana Bureau of Standards.
The venue for most courses is the BOBS’ Headquarters, Main Airport Road, Plot No. 55745, Block 8, Gaborone. A few courses will be conducted in Francistown (FT).
Training Unit: Telephone – 3903200, 3645609,