Certificate in Forensic Investigation Techniques

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About this programme:

This programme provides students with exposure to substantive, practical and ethical aspects of forensic investigation. The programme is designed to ensure that candidates are trained in the basic competencies of forensic investigation relevant to the criminal justice system and relating to commercial crime. The objective is to equip students to undertake forensic investigations with an appreciation of law; forensic auditing; investigation techniques and the ethical implications.

How you will benefit:

  • Display an understanding of legal concepts relevant to forensic investigations
  • Display an understanding of basic accounting and forensic auditing relevant to forensic investigations
  • Display an understanding of specialised forensic investigation techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the civil and criminal trial processes, including Rules of Evidence
  • Demonstrate the capacity to analyse witness statements and affidavits
  • Demonstrate the capacity to prepare and write a forensic report

Key focus areas:

  • Basic Legal Concepts
  • Basic Accounting Concepts and Forensic Auditing
  • Specialised Forensic Investigation Techniques
  • Civil and Criminal Trial Processes
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Forensic Report Writing

Who should attend:

The programme is suitable for students interested in developing practical skills in forensic investigation

Entrance requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate with minimum higher certificate admission or a relevant NQF4 qualification. No prior learning assumed of students
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


12 Days (Two block sessions)

Learning Methodology:

Delegates attending the course are provided with a unique blended learning methodology which combines online access to subject content with real time engagement with facilitators, and the opportunity to add value through contact learning sessions, where feasible and appropriate.

Start Date Programme Fee
14th March 2022 R20 000
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning