Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Policing

Qualification code: 98220
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 101102
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.
Purpose statement:
The qualifying learner will be able to apply composite policing, legal and management principles in the field of safety and security in an integrated fashion to secure safety in society.
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. 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.

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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 ENN103F and EPP1501 will retain credits
and do not need to register for ENG1503. Students who passed EPP1502 do not need to pass
Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning (INS1502). Exemption for the subjects that
were passed more than ten years ago in pursuance of a qualification that has not been completed
yet is not granted automatically. A curriculum vitae setting out to what extent the applicant
has remained in touch with policing should accompany the application for such exemptions.
Students who have already passed EUP1501 for this qualification will retain the credit
and do not have to register for ILW1501. Students who have already passed
CRW1501 for this qualification will retain the credit and do not have to register for HFL1501.
This does not mean the modules are equivalent.

Second level

RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 6:
Students who have already passed CMP2601 for this qualification, will retain the credit
and do not have to register for FUR2601. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
Students who have passed MND2601 will retain credit and do not have to register for MNG2601.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CRI2601 - Introduction to Crime Information Management Systems for Policing
CRW2603 - Selected Topics of Criminal Law Recommendation:Should be taken after completing CRW1501 (Not applicable to 90002, 98220, 98681 & 98683)
EPP2601 - Applied Communication in Policing Module I Recommendation:Should be taken after ENG1503 (Not applicable to 90002)
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)
MNG2601 - General Management
OVM2601 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIA Recommendation:Should be taken after OVM1501 & OVM1502
OVM2602 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIB Recommendation:Should be taken after OVM1501 & OVM1502.
POL2601 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIA
POL2602 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIB
PRF2601 - Introduction to Professionalism for Policing IIA
PRF2602 - Introduction to Professionalism for Policing IIB

Third level

RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 7:
Students who have already passed EVI3701 will retain the credit and do not
have to register for LEV3701. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CRI3701 - Crime Information Systems for Policing
LEV3701 - Law of Evidence Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & CRW2601 (CRW2601 - not applicable to 98220, 98681 & 98750)
OVM3701 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIIA Recommendation:Should be taken after completing OVM2601 & OVM2602
OVM3702 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIIB Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on OVM2601 & OVM2602
POL3701 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIIA
POL3702 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIIB
PRF3701 - Professionalism for Policing IIIA
PRF3702 - Professionalism for Policing IIIB