UNISA Diploma in Corrections Management Course Modules and Curriculum



UNISA Diploma in Corrections Management Course Modules and Curriculum

Qualification code: 98218
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
Rules:
Students who have already passed EUP1501 will retain the credit and do not have to register for CMY1501. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.



How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules 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.
Rules:
Students who have already passed EUP1501 will retain the credit and do not have to register for CMY1501. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.



First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMY1501 – Introduction to Criminology: Crime, Offenders and Criminal Behaviour
ENN103F – English for Academic Purposes
ILW1501 – Introduction to Law
PEN1501 – Introduction to Fundamental Penology
PEN1502 – Correctional Services Administration I: Module II: Introduction to Corrections Science
PEN1503 – Correctional Skills Recommendation:Should be taken together with PEN1501.
PUB1501 – The Nature, Content and Scope of Public Administration
SCK1501 – Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work
SCK1502 – Introduction to Social Work as a Profession Co-requisite:SCK1503 or SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 98218 & 03425-CRI)
SJD1501 – Social Dimensions of Justice

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FUR2601 – Fundamental Rights Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501 or should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501 and follow on CSL2601
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 2 modules from any ONE of the streams in Groups B or 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 2 modules from any ONE of the streams: Groups B or C
SCK2601 – Facilitative Communication in Groups and Communities Pre-requisite:SCK1502 & SCK1503 or SCK102X & SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 02313 – CHP)
Co-requisite:SCK2602 or SCK2024
SCK2604 – Counselling Skills Pre-requisite:SCK1502 or SCK102X.
Co-requisite:SCK2601 or SCK2013

Third level

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 3 modules from any one of the streams: Groups B or 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 3 modules from any one of the streams: Groups B or C
SCK3701 – Social Case Work Pre-requisite:SCK2604 or SCK2046
Co-requisite:SCK3704 or SCK304A
SCK3702 – Social Group Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024
Co-requisite:SCK3704 or SCK304A
SCK3703 – Community Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024. (Not applicable to 02313 – CHP)
Co-requisite:SCK3705 or SCK305B. (Not applicable to 02313 – CHP)

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