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College of Economic and Management Sciences

programme in forensic and investigative auditing

Qualification code:  71315
Module code:          PFIA01R


The severity of commercial crime, highlighted by recent cases such as Enron, Worldcom and Leisurenet emphasise the need that exists in society to prevent and detect commercial crime, and to ensure that effective remedial actions are implemented.

Who should enrol for this course?

This course is aimed at persons whose prime interest is in the prevention, detection or investigation of commercial crime.

Course duration, tuition and language

Each of the four modules has a duration of nine months presented in English. Tuition is through distance education by means of study guides, tutorial letters, group discussions and assignments.

Registration requirements

A senior certificate and at least three years relevant working experience.

Requirements to qualify for the short course certificate

Assignments: Students will be required to qualify for admission to the examination by submitting assignments for each module.

Formal examination: For each module, a two-hour written examination will be conducted in order to assess the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the course. The examinations will take place in January/February 2007.

To pass a module a student must obtain a minimum of 50% in the examination. A mark of at least 75% will constitute a distinction.

Registration periods

Registration for this programme commences on 1 March 2007 and should be completed by 16 April 2007. The programme commences in May 2007.


The fee for each of the four modules is R1 650 and is payable as follows:

R825 per module as soon as a student number has been allocated;
R412,50 per module - before 15 May 2007; and
R412,50 per module - before 15 August 2007.

Course content

The programme comprises four modules at NQF level 6, consisting of 48 credits with the
following titles:

Module 1: Fraud Prevention

The purpose of this module is to teach skills to formulate appropriate strategies for the prevention of fraud.

Module 2: Fraud Detection

The purpose of this module is to teach skills to formulate appropriate strategies for the detection of fraud.

Module 3: Fraud Investigation

The purpose of this module is to teach skills in planning and execution of fraud investigations.

Module 4: Forensic and Investigative Audit Reporting

The purpose of this module to teach skills in writing reports on fraud using the professional and academic conventions and formats appropriately.


For information regarding registrations, course material or administrative queries, contact Joeline Rosa:

Tel no: (012) 429-4305 (8am- 1pm)
Fax no: (012) 429-4051

Further enquiries must be directed to the course coordinators:

Ms M Marais
Tel no: 012 429 3732 (8am- 1pm)
Fax: 086 630 1317 or 012 429 3673

and / or

Mr K Joubert
Tel no: 012 429 3732 (8am- 1pm)
Fax: 086 6301 317 or 012 429 3673

Postal address

School of Accounting Sciences
PO Box 392

Physical address on campus for enquiries and registration:

School of Accounting Sciences
AJH van der Walt Building
Room 5-25
Preller Street
Muckleneuk Ridge