Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Security Management

Qualification code: 98235
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 90624
APS/AS: 50
Rules:
Students with the following qualifications: Diploma in Policing, Police Administration or Corrections Management, can access the Advanced Diploma in Security Management by means of RPL. (rpl@unisa.ac.za)
Purpose statement:
The qualification will provide a career-focused opportunity to all learners across the board and will uphold the spirit of learner centeredness. It will contribute to good and responsible security service providers who will be able to cater for the needs of quality security service to communities, private and public organisations. The qualification will provide for lifelong learning and flexibility. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to pursue careers as security supervisors and security managers and who seek recognition for essential skills needed at the level of middle management. A qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required of competent security managers in the private and public security industry. The emphasis, besides additional advanced specialised knowledge and information, will be on the practical application of already acquired knowledge. This qualification will also assist in promoting good governance, professionalism and expertise within this sector of the South African economy.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory Modules
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
SEP3706 - Specialised Security Sectors Recommendation:Students should complete SEP3701, SEP3702, SEP3703, SEP3704, SEP3705 and SEP3714 before registering for SEP3706.
SEP3707 - Criminal Justice Research Methodology
SEP3708 - Current issues in Security Management Recommendation:Students should complete SEP3701, SEP3702, SEP3703, SEP3704, SEP3705 and SEP3714 before registering for SEP3708.
SEP3709 - Advanced Security Management III Recommendation:This module should be taken after completion of SEP3701 & SEP3702.
SEP3710 - Advanced Security Risk Management III Recommendation:This module should be taken after completion of SEP3701, SEP3702 & SEP3704.
SEP3711 - Advanced Security Risk Control Measures III Recommendation:This module should be taken after completion of SEP3704.
SEP3712 - Advanced Security Technology & Information Security III Recommendation:This module should be taken after completion of SEP3705.
SEP3713 - Advanced Corporate Investigation III