UNISA Short Course in Security Practice

UNISA Short Course in Security Practice

University of South Africa Short Course in Security Practice

Course in Security Practice (72486)Purpose

Security officials are required to have specific skills in order that assets are protected on a cost-effective basis which is both ethically correct and which conforms to the norms contained in the South African Constitution.
 Target group

This course is introductory in nature and is aimed at security officials and security supervisors involved in the security industry in southern Africa. Furthermore, the course is also aimed at persons who are not yet working in the field but who are interested in a career in the security industry.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent applicable NQF level 4 qualification and/or experience as approved by the Director of the Centre for Criminological Sciences
 Duration

One year

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

06 January to 28 February
 Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning, facilitated by study guides, tutorial letters and discussion classes.
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Students must complete and pass a compulsory written assignment in each module. The assignments will involve work-based exercises and self-assessments. Assignments count 20% towards the final mark.
Summative assessment:
Students’ performance will be evaluated by means of a formal two-hour examination for each module that counts 80% towards the final mark
Pass mark:
To pass a module a student must obtain a minimum of 50% in the examination.
 An Introduction to Security Practice (CSPR013)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • The security occupation
  • Introduction to physical security
  • Emergency planning
  • Security awareness
  • Corporate crime threats
  • Fire prevention and suppression
  • Basic principles of security risk management
  • Occupational health and safety

Introduction to Security Related Law (CSPR024)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • An introduction to South African aw
  • General principles of the South African criminal law and the security function
  • Specific South African common law offences in the security environment

Security Investigations (CSPR035)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Investigative theory
  • Basic scene handling
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing suspects and defendants
  • Recording affidavits and statements
  • Sources of information

Course leader

Prof J H Prinsloo DLitt et Phil (Criminology)
Centre for Criminological Sciences
Office 1-16, Brooklyn House, Veale Street, Brooklyn
Tel: 012 433 9531
E-mail: prinsjh@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Ms S Campher
Centre for Criminological Sciences
Office 1-16, Brooklyn House, Veale Street, Brooklyn
Tel: 012 433 9531
E-mail: camphsf@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.