UNISA Short Course in Disaster Management (Contact)

University of South Africa Short Course in Disaster Management (Contact)

Short Course in Disaster Management (Contact) (76171)Purpose

The principal aim of this short course is to train individuals in public and private institutions in various issues relating to disaster management. Special emphasis is placed on interaction between disasters and development and relevant disaster management legislation.
 Target group

The Short Course in Disaster Management is tailor-made for people working in the field of disaster, risk and emergency management in either the public (all spheres of government) or private sector such as: disaster and risk managers; development officials; departmental line-functions; paramedics; 107 centre personnel; fire department personnel; police officers; health officials; traffic and municipal security personnel; town planners; NGOs; CBOs; private security and rescue companies; councillors
 Duration

Three months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

Registration dates will be dependent on receipt of a formal written acceptance of UNISA’s quotation for a minimum of 15 students – this course is not for individuals – registration only in December to January and June to July
 Tuition method

Face-to-face contact (not for individuals)
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Summative assessment:
One portfolio of evidence
 Introduction to Disasters, Disaster Management and Business Continuity (SCDM01F)Syllabus/Content Topics

Part 1
Disasters: types of disasters, the factors causing disasters and terminology
Part 2
Causes and characteristics of certain disasters
Identification and characteristics of certain hazards
UN response to disasters
Part 3
Interaction between disasters and development
Linking disasters and development
Part 4
Disaster and Business Continuity Management in South Africa
Green Paper on Disaster Management
White Paper on Disaster Management
Disaster Management Bill
Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002
Disaster Management Framework
 Course leader

Prof G Naidoo  
Centre for Public Administration and Management 
Office 121, AJH van der Walt Building, Muckleneuk campus
Tel: 012 429 6746E-mail: naidog@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms M S Naane 
Office G01, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu Building, Pretoria Central 
Tel: 012 352 4244 
E-mail: naanems@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.