The requirements for undertaking the University of South Africa (UNISA) Diploma in Security Management (98221).
Undergraduate & honours qualifications
Diploma in Security Management
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 is designed for Security Managers. The qualified Security Manager (learner) will have the competence to demonstrate his/her ability to manage the security function cost-effectively within an organisation at managerial 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. 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 2022 academic year once the registration period opens.
Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.
How to choose your modules
- Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
- Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.
You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.
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 on NQF-Level 5:
Students, who passed Practicing Workplace English (ENN1504) for this qualification, do not need to
register for ENG1503 and will retain credit. This does not mean the modules are equivalent. Students
who have already passed ENN103F will retain credit and do not need to register for ENG1503. 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.
|Group A. Compulsory|
|CMY1501 – Introduction to Criminology: Crime, Offenders and Criminal Behaviour|
|ENG1503 – Academic Language and Literacy in English|
|MNG1502 – Management IA|
|MNG1602 – Management IB||Pre-requisite:MNG1502|
|SEP1501 – Security Principles and Practices I|
|SEP1502 – Fire Prevention and Safety Strategies|
|SEP1503 – Corporate Investigation I|
|SEP1505 – Security Technology and Information Security I|
|SJD1501 – Social Dimensions of Justice|
|Group B: Choose two modules from the following:|
|HRM1501 – Introduction to Human Resource Management|
|LRM1501 – Introduction to Labour Relations Management|
|MAC1501 – Introduction to Management Accounting|
|PUB1508 – Public Service Delivery I|
RULES on NQF-Level 6
On this level, students need to complete 2 elective modules. Pre-requisites should be taken into
consideration for third level electives. Students who have passed SEP2604 will retain the credit and
do not have to register for SEP3714. Students who have passed MND2601 and MND2602 for this
qualification will retain credits for MNG2601 and MNG2602.
|Group A. Compulsory|
|MNG2601 – General Management|
|MNG2602 – Contemporary Management Issues||Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to 98222)|
|SEP2601 – Industrial Security Principles|
|SEP2602 – Industrial Security in Practice|
|SEP2603 – Corporate Investigation II|
|SEP2605 – Security Technology and Information Security II|
|SEP2606 – Security Risk Control Measures I|
|Group B. Choose two modules from the following:|
|CMY2602 – Principles of Crime Prevention, Reduction and Control|
|HRM2605 – Human Resource Management for Line Managers|
|LRM2601 – Labour Relations Management: Macro||Co-requisite:LLW2601 & LLW2602 (Not applicable to 98221)|
|PUB2615 – Project Management IIA|
|PUB2617 – Project Management IIB||Co-requisite:PUB2615|
RULES on NQF-Level 7:
On this level, students need to complete 2 elective modules. Students who have passed SEP2604 as
part of the old curriculum, do not need to do SEP3714. Students who have passed MND3701 and MND3702
will retain credits for MNG3701 and MNG3702.
However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.