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Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination

​Rampant corruption in both the public and the private spheres appears to be the defining characteristic of our society despite global efforts to reduce this scourge. Action to eliminate the effect of corruption would safeguard public money, strengthen the economy, ensure sustainable enterprises and thereby improve the quality of life of our citizens.

The Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination endeavours to assist in achieving these objectives by presenting a one-year programme in the fundamentals of investigation and execution of the appropriate law. The carefully compiled modules are couched at an accessible level for students who have had little formal training on the subject matter and are presented by lecturers who are experienced in the specific field.

The programme is aimed at those planning a career in forensic examination and also to those aiming at furthering their careers in the public service; in particular prosecution and the police service, as well as in the commercial sector in particular banking and other officials with financial responsibility.

Selection criteria:

Matric certificate plus three years relevant working experience; in addition a motivation for admission by the applicant is required.

Duration: One year (approximately thirty-four weeks).

Classes: Lectures will be presented on Mondays and another day of the week, commencing at 18:00.​

Fees: The current fees are R12 970. The new tuition and registration fees will be announced in due course.​

Evaluation: Written assignments, tests and exams at the end of each semester in three modules. 

Applications: Applications can be made online Click Here. 


Contact: Farieda Hendricks, Administrator:  Higher  Certificate in Forensic Examination

Room 114, 1st Floor, Faculty of Law


Telephone:  021 959 3592

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