Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Banking

Qualification code: 98224
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 84306
APS/AS: 17
Students will have until the end of 2021 to complete the qualification. The College has replaced BAN1601 with SUS1501, replaced INV2602 with BAN2603, replaced FAC1601 with FAC1602, and replaced MNM2602 with MNM1601. Students who have already passed BAN1601, INV2602, MNM2602 and/or FAC1601 in this qualification will retain the credit and will not be required to complete the replacement modules. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification, closely tied to the rationale, is to introduce learners to the field of banking to enable them to be employed at operational level. Qualifying learners will have a fundamental understanding of bank management theory and principles. This qualification is designed to enable learners to join the financial services sector at both entry and operational levels.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2021, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

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. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • 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.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

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

Second level

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
BAN3701 - Banking III Pre-requisite:BAN2601
BAN3702 - Banking : Treasury Management Pre-requisite:BAN2602
ECS3701 - Monetary Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2602
RSK3701 - Risk Financing and Short Term Insurance
RSK3702 - Risk Management: Long Term Insurance Pre-requisite:RSK3701