UNISA Diploma in Policing Course, Module and Curriculum



UNISA Diploma in Policing Course, Module and Curriculum

Qualification code: 98220
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
Rules:
Students who passed EPP1501 do not need to pass English for academic purposes (ENN103F). This arrangement, however, does not make these two modules equivalent. 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 as 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 will retain the credit and do not have to register for ILW1501. 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 passed EPP1501 do not need to pass English for academic purposes (ENN103F). This arrangement, however, does not make these two modules equivalent. 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 as 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 will retain the credit and do not have to register for ILW1501. 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
CRW1501 – Introduction to the General Principles of Criminal Law Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
ENN103F – English for Academic Purposes
ILW1501 – Introduction to Law
INS1502 – Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning
MNG1502 – Management IA
MNG1602 – Management IB Pre-requisite:MNG1502 or MNG1M14
OVM1501 – Investigative Principles for Policing IA
OVM1502 – Investigative Principles for Policing IB
POL1501 – Crime Prevention for Policing IA
POL1502 – Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IB
SJD1501 – Social Dimensions of Justice

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CMP2601 – Law of Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial Procedure Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on CRW1501 or should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
CRI2601 – Introduction to Crime Information Management Systems for Policing
CRW2603 – Selected Topics of Criminal Law Recommendation:Should be taken after completing CRW1501
EPP2601 – Applied Communication in Policing Module I Recommendation:Should be taken together or follow on ENN1504 or ENN103F
MND2601 – Management IIA
OVM2601 – Investigative Principles for Policing IIA Recommendation:Should be taken after completing OVM151R or OVM1501 & OVM1502.
OVM2602 – Investigative Principles for Policing IIB Recommendation:Should be taken after completing OVM151R or 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

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CRI3701 – Crime Information Systems for Policing
EVI3701 – Evidence: Admissibility of Evidence Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 & ILW1501or should be taken after completing CRW1501
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

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