Diploma in Policing

Management and Governance strive to instil entrepreneurial skills in our graduates to support their academic

talents. Therefore ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and

other entrepreneurial experts. The Department will use the Advisory Boards to assist in this regard. Students and

staff are encouraged become members of the various professional and institutional bodies.

Career opportunities

Graduates can join SAPS and become a police official or a civilian employee.

 What can a diplomate do in this career?

Police officers work in partnership with public to reduce crime and enforce federal, state and local laws.

Who will employ a diplomate?

Government (national departments, provincial departments and local authorities), and SAPS.

Purpose of the qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in the law enforcement

environment and to uplift the professional standards of policing. It will improve relationships between employer

and employees and organisation and client (community) and attract and retain quality employees.

Exit level outcomes of the programme

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and attributes to:

  • Apply management skills.
  • Implement workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Utilise a document management system.
  • Assess service delivery abilities of an organisation.
  • Analyse operational plans for deployment purposes.

The learner obtaining this qualification will enhance service delivery to the internal and external clients that will

enhance satisfaction and trust. Qualifying learners will be able to conduct limited policing operations, apply resource

management at the lower management level and apply interpersonal skills in a law enforcement environment while

balancing constitutional and legal rights of individuals with the competence to legally infringe those rights in the

service of maintaining a safe and secure society. Fundamental human rights and adherence to such rights are also contained in this qualification with the focus on upholding and protecting fundamental human rights by creating a

responsive and proactive environment in a responsible manner.

A fundamental understanding of the criminal justice system needed for middle management purposes is also

outlined in this qualification and this qualification will also contribute to the implementation of preventative actions

that law enforcement agencies need to take.