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 Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination

Economic crimes are on the increase in South Africa (the growth of fraud has increased by 24% since 1997) and the modus operandi for the commission of these crimes has become increasingly sophisticated.  Unfortunately, many investigations do not lead to successful prosecutions as the investigators are often inadequately equipped to prevent exploitation of legal loopholes in definitions, procedure and evidence.  Fraud examiners and auditors usually have insufficient legal knowledge regarding elements of the suspected crimes and the evidence required for the prosecutions. Similarly, police officers and other investigators often have limited exposure of the auditing and accounting aspects of the particular crime.

The Higher Certificate in Forensic Examinations (HCFE) is designed to assist in reducing these deficiencies, enabling investigators to embark on their investigations with a better understanding of the legal issues involved.

 HEQF Alligned to Higher Certificate in Forensic Examinations: Abbr. HCert. (Forensic Examination)

The course is aimed at:

Internal and external forensic auditors, prosecutors, bank officials, managers with financial responsibility.

Qualifications required:

Matric plus three years’ working experience. Recognition of Prior Learning applicable.

Duration of the course

One year (approximately 34 weeks)

Classes: Mondays 18:15 – 20:15

Venue: DL2 

Commencement date:  2 February 2015

Cost per candidate

R10.200.00  (excluding application and registration fees).


Class assignments and two-hour exams.

Download our  2014 HCFE Brochure

For general enquiries please contact:
Ms O Xako


021 959 3302

For applications please contact:
Ms A Rhoda


021 959 3291

Apply online Applicants who have already applied online should also complete the following faculty data form and forward it to



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