Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Corrections Management

Qualification code: 98218
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62378
APS/AS: 18
Rules:
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Students must follow the same stream from level one throughout to level three.
Purpose statement:
This qualification is intended for persons who mainly function on the tactical level within the Correctional Services environment. The qualifying learner will be competent in applying selected integrated legal, administrative and managerial principles and techniques within the context of Correctional Services Management in supporting and implementing strategies, policies and procedures and will be able to deal effectively with contemporary issues on a tactical level.
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

RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 5:
Students who have already passed EUP1501 for this qualification, will retain the credit and do not
have to register for CMY1501. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who passed SCK1501 should not register for BSW1501 and students
who have passed SCK1502 should not register for BSW1502.


Second level

RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 6:
PLEASE NOTE: Students who passed SCK2601 should not register for BSW2601 and students who have
passed SCK2604 should not register for BSW2602.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FUR2601 - Fundamental Rights Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99301, 99302, 99303, 99304 & BTPLC, however JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98218, 98220, 98681, 98683 & 90002, but only until 2021)
PEN2601 - Correctional Services Administration II: Module I: Fundamental Penology Recommendation:Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
PEN2602 - Correctional Services Administration II: Module II: Social Dynamics in a Correctional Centre Recommendation:Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
PEN2603 - Correctional Services Administration III: Module I: Community Corrections Recommendation:Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
PEN2604 - Introduction to Correctional Management
PEN2605 - Correctional Services Administration I: Module 1: Correctional Security
PEN2606 - Admission and Release Mechanism
PEN2607 - Administration of the Correctional Service Act
PEN2608 - Correction and Care
Group B: Public Administration Stream. Choose either stream B or stream C
PUB1601 - The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services Co-requisite:PUB1501 or PUB1018
PUB2602 - Protection Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Group C: Social Work Stream. Choose either stream B or C
BSW2601 - The Social Work Helping Process within a Developmental Approach Pre-requisite:BSW1501 & BSW1502
BSW2602 - Focus areas and Fields of Social Work Practice Pre-requisite:BSW1501 & BSW1502

Third level

RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 7:
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Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
PEN3701 - Restorative Justice in Corrections
PEN3704 - Unit and Case Management in Correctional Services
PEN3705 - Youth Corrections
PEN3706 - Correctional Services Administration III: Module II: Offender Development Recommendation:Should follow on PEN2601 and PEN2602.
PEN3707 - Correctional Management Principles
PEN3708 - Correctional Management Control Mechanisms
Group B: Public Administration Stream. Choose either Group B or Group C
PUB3701 - Public Management Skills Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (NOT applicable to 98052-EBO, XEB, 98052-ECH, XEC, 98052-EZO, XEZ and 98055)
PUB3703 - Public Policy Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3707 - Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Group C: Social Work Stream. Choose either Group B or Group C
BSW3702 - Group Work: Theories, Approaches and Models (Offered from 2020) Pre-requisite:BSW1502 & BSW2601
BSW3703 - Community Work: Theories, Approaches and Models (Offered from 2020) Pre-requisite:BSW1501 & BSW2601
BSW3704 - Child, Youth, Family Care and Related Legislation (Offered from 2020) Pre-requisite:BSW2601 & BSW2602
SCK3701 - Social Case Work Pre-requisite:SCK2604 or SCK2046
Co-requisite:SCK3704 or SCK304A (Not applicable to 98218)
SCK3702 - Social Group Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024 (SCK2602 - not applicable to 98218)
Co-requisite:SCK3704 or SCK304A (Not applicable to 98218)
SCK3703 - Community Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP, SCK2602 is not applicable to 98218)
Co-requisite:SCK3705 or SCK305B. (Not applicable to 02313 - CHP & 98218)