GS1 South Africa Training Services

GS1 South Africa has varied onsite or classroom based training packages on offer. Training events are interactive, professionally development education sessions, designed to help participants gain expertise in the principles and use of GS1 Standards. Successfully completed sessions for completing various GS1 courses demonstrate a member’s knowledge and credentials to peers, management and prospective employers.

Online Training

GS1 offers access to member to receive a globally recognised certificate of the GS1 systems to completing up to 7 courses which comprise the actual GS1 Systems Certificate which consists of the latest in global standards, online modules available:

  • Introduction to GS1
  • Barcodes- Basics
  • ID Keys – Basics
  • GDSN –Basics
  • Data Quality – Basics
  • EDI – Basics
  • EPC/RFID – Basics

The GS1 System certificate has been revised and is available for online training, contact GS1 South Africa to find out more about these courses

Classroom Training:

GS1 Barcode Training Workshop

Whether as a user you are new to GS1 Standards or whether simply in need of a refresher, GS1 members can join us for this one day session to learn the fundamentals of GS1 Identifiers for products and locations. This course covers features like use of GS1 barcodes, Application Identifiers (AI’s), which allows the barcode to carry additional information such as expiration date and batch/lot number, and Serial Shipping Container Codes (SSCC), which are used to identify cases, cartons, and pallets. Discover how to use your licensed GS1 Company Prefix and learn how GS1 Standards can help you identify products, improve business processes, and reduce costs.

GS1 Standards Workshop

If you are familiar with or have more than 6-months experience using GS1 Standards, join us for one of our exciting courses covering our various standards and the GS1 General Specifications which is the core standards document of the GS1 System. Our team of training staff will be available to answer your questions on using the GS1 Standards and provide advice on how to improve supply chain efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve relationships with your customers and trading partners.

GTIN Management Standard Training Workshop

The branding and positioning of products is ongoing and at all times, decisions on when to change a barcode comes up, this workshop allows attendees to get hands on understanding of the GTIN Management Standard, which forms the basis on whether or not a new GTIN needs to be assigned, based on changes to an existing product, promotion, or new product introduction. An understanding of the rules is a “must have” for those that manage GTIN assignment to ensure that any scanned barcode can be associated with accurate, up to date, data.

GS1 AIDC in Healthcare Workshop

Today, healthcare providers need to ensure high quality patient care matched with thorough managed, well-structured supply chains all whilst saving time and costs, GS1 barcodes and standards are foundational to assist healthcare manufacturer’s distributors, hospitals pharmacies and more. Regulatory agencies and bodies recognise GS1 standards in more than 65 countries. Join this workshop to learn how to barcode your healthcare products such as medicines and medical devices the correct way to ensure a successful healthcare supply chain between partners. Workshop

GS1 offers regular GDSN workshops on using the system. These workshops train and educate data publishers on loading, linking, registering and publishing your product data. You will also learn discontinue products and to data maintenance. is the system that you will use to register with retailers, and you have to undergo mandatory training before you can use it.

The workshops are held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

What you will learn:

  • To understand the link between 1WorldSync and
  • To understand the Global Data Sychronisation Network (GDSN)
  • What the mandatory requirements for publishing data in South Africa are
  • How to use the multiple retailer listing forms and processes
  • How to load, link, register and publish your product information
  • What the features and functionalities of the browser tool are

Company-specific Workshops

We also offer you company-specific, internal training workshops if you need private training sessions on your premises. All you need is a boardroom with enough seating for all your delegates, laptops and an Internet connection. If the training is outside of the Gauteng region, then the following will also apply: mileage or alternatively flights, accommodation (if required) and car hire.

Contact Us

Contact the GS1 Training department on +27 11 777 3300 or to learn more about our training options which are adaptable for your business.