UNISA LAW DIPLOMA

Unisa Law Diploma


Unisa Law diploma addresses a significant demand in the industry for qualified paralegal practitioners (paralegals).
The 30 modules, in this 360-credit qualification, prepare students for practice in various sectors of the
paralegal industry.

Diploma Targeted Audience

Paralegal practitioners provide essential support to indigent communities, as well as technical support to
legal in private, commercial, public and non-profit organisations.

Law Diploma Modules

Topics covered include law of persons, family law, criminal law, democracy and public participation, citizenship law, constitutional and administrative law, environmental law, legal aspects of small businesses, the paralegal advice centre, law of succession, interpretation of statutes, law of evidence, land and housing, social welfare law, labour law, law of contract, law of delict, local government law, consumer law, education law, and HIV and AIDS and the law.

UNISA DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCES

Unisa Diploma In Human Resources


The department of  Human Resource Management has geared itself to provide the most comprehensive mix of qualifications in the field of human resource management, labour relations and HR training and development that are not only at the cutting edge of current best practice, but also allow for a meaningful life-long career path with multiple vertical and horizontal articulation options.

The career-oriented mix of qualifications is made up of specialist undergraduate programmes, i.e. BCom degree and National Diploma focusing on generalist HR competencies, three BTech degree programmes in generalist HR Management and specialist Labour Relations Management and Human Resource Development.

Other offerings include a Honours BCom programme in Business Management specialising in HR, course-work based and research based post graduate programmes at Masters and Doctorate level, i.e. MTech degree in Human Resource Development, MTech HRM, MCom and DCom degree.

Undergraduate

National Diploma: Human Resource Management
Baccalaureus Technologiae: Human Resource Development
Baccalaureus Technologiae: Human Resources Management
BCom (with specialisation in Human Resource Management)

The career specific undergraduate programmes provide entry into the field of HR management for students with or without complying with the university entrance requirements in their Senior Certificate. The national diploma and degree programmes are developed in cooperation with leading experts in commerce and industry and are aimed specifically to meet the needs of the contemporary South African work place.
The programmes are designed to provide students with a rich and relevant body of knowledge and HR competencies, grounded in the latest research and equipping them to practice an integrated and business-oriented approach to HR management in their future careers as professional HR practitioners, line managers or self-employed specilist consultants.

The BTech degree programmes have been developed in response to needs for high-level skills in the advanced specialist sub-fields of HR management. In particular the BTech programes in Labour Relations Management and Human Resource Development create a multi-disciplinary pathway for practitioners from a variety of academic backgrounds into the particular specialist areas of HR practice.

The BTech in HRD is the result of the industry need to employ highly skilled specialist staff members in the field of Training Management. The rapid changes taking place in the  global business environment, coupled with the NQF, SAQA and Skills Development requirements, necessitate more advanced programmes with regard to training management, organisational learning and human resource development.
The aim of the degree programmes is:
  •     To equip learners with the necessary skills and knowledge in the management of training for careers in which their involvement in training and human resource development forms an integral part
  •     To enable learners to meet the demands of business, industry and the community regarding the vast need for training and skills development
  •     To provide an established progression of qualifications in the training field
  •     To assist the learner in identifying opportunities in the business sector
  •     To enable the learner to provide consulting services
  •     To provide an understanding of the concept of entrepreneurship
  •     To establish training skills which are complimentary to existing vocationally directed training
  •     To create and expand the mobility of training management students between universities of technology (former technikons) and universities
  •     To fulfil the demands of industry for the establishment of specialist graduate training in training management

For details visit unisa website

UNISA DIPLOMA IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT

Unisa Diploma in Retail Management is a programme offered on both online and distance learning.

Admission Requirements

An appropriate Higher Certificate or A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and at least 40% in Mathematics or 60% in Mathematical Literacy or A Senior Certificate with at least an equivalent of 50% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC and with an equivalent of at least 40% in Mathematics in terms of the NSC or A National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 with at least diploma endorsement with an equivalent of at least 60% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC and with an equivalent of at least 40% in Mathematics or 60% in Mathematical Literacy in terms of the NSC.

Maximum time to finish a qualification

A 1-year qualification must be completed within 3 years.
A 2-year qualification must be completed within 5 years.
A 3-year qualification must be completed within 8 years.
A 4-year qualification must be completed within 10 years.

Course Modules Year 1

Practising Workplace English    
Introductory Financial Accounting    
Business Management IA,    
Personal Selling    
Customer Service    
Introduction To Marketing    
Introduction To Retailing    
Introduction To Consumer Behaviour    
Merchandising    
Introduction To Marketing Communication

Course Modules Year 2

Finance For Non-Financial Managers    
Business Management IB   
Introduction To Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management
Marketing Management
Salesmanship
Business-To-Business Marketing    
Consumer Behaviour
Advertising And Sales Promotion
Public Relations
E-Commerce In Business
Supply Chain Management

For Unisa Diploma In Ratail Management visit Unisa website here.

DIPLOMA IN MARKETING UNISA

Diploma In Marketing - Unisa


Unisa offers a number of Diploma courses and the diploma in marketing is one of them. This programme comprises of modules that make up 3 years of study.

Diploma In Marketing Admission Requirement


In order to be admitted to the Diploma In Marketing - Unisa you need to have a National Senior Certificate (Diploma endorsement) with an achievement rating of 4 (50 - 59%) or better in the language of learning and teaching, and either Mathematics with a rating of 3 (40 - 49%) or better, or Mathematics Literacy with a rating of 5 (60 - 69%) or better. A student who does not qualify for admission to diploma studies in terms of the above requirements may apply for admission to a higher certificate.

Diploma In Marketing - Unisa - Module


First Year Module

Practising Workplace English 
Introductory Financial Accounting 
Business Management
Personal Selling 
Customer Service 
Introduction to Retailing 
Introduction to Consumer Behaviour 
Merchandising 
Introduction to Marketing Communication

Second Year Modules

Finance for Non-Financial Managers   
Human Resource Management for Line Managers   
Business Management IB
Business Management IB   
Marketing Management   
Salesmanship   
Business-To-Business Marketing   
Consumer Behaviour   
Advertising and Sales Promotion   
Public Relations   
E-Commerce in Business

Third Year Modules 

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management   
General Management   
Branding (Offered from 2014)   
Marketing Research (Offered from 2014)   
Sales Management (Offered from 2014)   
Marketing Project (Offered from 2014)   
Marketing Applications (Offered from 2014)   
Production and Operations Management   
Supply Chain Management

The Diploma In Marketing - Unisa - is offered under the College of Economic and Management Sciences
Visit Unisa website for more details


PROJECT MANAGEMENT AT UNISA

Project Management at Unisa


Purpose of Project Management Course

Training of delegates in all aspects of project management

Target group

Any individual wishing to study project management

Admission requirements - Project Management


Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification

Duration

One year

Language medium

English

Registration periods

December to January and/or June to July

Tuition method

UNISA open distance education

Kind of assessment

Note:

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies.

Formative assessment:

Two assignments per module

Summative assessment:

One portfolio of evidence per module

The Project Management Framework (DAPM01M)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

The Context Project Management
  •     The necessity for project management
  •     The project management context
  •     What is a project?
  •     What is a programme?
  •     What is project management?
  •     Relationship with other management disciplines
  •     Organisational structuring for project management
  •     Combination on line and project management structure



Strategic Project Management (DAPM02N)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Managing by Projects: Strategic Perspective

A Changing Public Sector environment: The Importance of a Strategic Response
  •     The changing nature of public sector management
  •     Analysing the environment: the systems approach
  •     Characteristics of the management environment
  •     Implications of the environment on public management
  •     Ways in which management reacts towards the environment

Strategic Management: The Process

    Strategic management defined
    Strategic planning: envisioning an institution’s future
    Strategic management: the process

From Strategy to Implementation: The Use of Projects
  •     Managing by projects
  •     Setting up project support offices
  •     Strategy implementation/project management interface
  •     Establishing a project-based management structure
  •     Project implementation



Managing Change through Projects

Change Management: Transforming Institutional Service Delivery through Projects
  •     Conceptualisation: change management
  •     The scale of change on public institutions
  •     The principles of change
  •     Types of change
  •     Stability and chance
  •     The context of change in the South African public service
  •     Change in a strategic project management environment
  •     From change to projects

Change Management: The Process
  •     Three phases of transition
  •     The change management process
  •     Elements that often derail change initiatives

Managing the Human aspects of Change
  •     Resistance to change
  •     Reactions to change
  •     Managing resistance to change
  •     Role of transitional communication
  •     Cultural aspects of change management
  •     Role of project managers as change agents
  •     Managing change: skills requirements



Project Management for Development and Upliftment (DAPM03P)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Project Management and Development
  •     Local government in South Africa
  •     The role of government in managing development projects and programmes
  •     Functions of the public manager as a project manager in development

Project Management for Upliftment
  •     Policies, programmes and strategies
  •     Project management and upliftment

Community Participation in Development Projects
  •     Defining participation
  •     Empowering communities
  •     Enabling structures for community participation
  •     Community involvement in the project cycle



Project Management Processes (DAPM04Q)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Project Phases
  •     The project life cycle
  •     Project stakeholders

Project Initiation
  •     Project identification
  •     Project team set-up
  •     Project definition

Project Planning
  •     Planning issues
  •     Planning and projects
  •     Planning processes
  •     Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  •     Network diagrams
  •     Bar charts
  •     Milestones

Project Execution and Control
  •     Implementing the project
  •     Controlling the project

Project Closing
  •     Avoiding drift
  •     Having a closing event

Influences on Projects

    Project review



Project Time Management (DAPM05R)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Project Time Management
  •     Optimising time
  •     Time management: the process

Time Management Techniques and Tools
  •     Project management techniques
  •     Project time management tools

Personal Time Management for Project Managers
  •     The importance of personal time management
  •     Eliminate time wasters
  •     Eliminating inappropriate work
  •     Delegate and monitoring tasks of team members
  •     Setting personal goals and objectives
  •     Opitimise waiting and traveling time
  •     Common challenges in time management



Project Cost Management (DAPM08U)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Resource Management
  •     Resource management
  •     Conclusion

Cost Estimating
  •     Developing estimates
  •     Methods of cost estimating
  •     Cost estimating outcomes
  •     Cost estimate considerations

Cost Budgeting
  •     Functions of a budget
  •     Public sector budgets
  •     Project budgets
  •     Preparing the budget
  •     Cost baseline

Cost Control
  •     Earned value analysis
  •     Outputs from cost control



Project Quality Management (DAPM11P)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Quality Planning

    Project planning management
    Quality planning

Quality Assurance

    Quality assurance
    Quality improvement

Quality Control
  •     Quality control system
  •     Tools and techniques for quality control
  •     Outputs from quality control



Project Human Resource Management (DAPM07T)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Organisational Planning

    Nature of planning
    Organisational planning
    Tools and techniques for organisational planning

Staff Acquisition
  •     Project post analysis
  •     Staff acquisition
  •     Inputs to staff acquisition

Team Development
  •     Distinguishing team building from team development
  •     Theoretical stages of team development
  •     Team development
  •     Barriers to project team development
  •     Team effectiveness
  •     Team effectiveness review (TER)

People Dynamics in Project Management
  •     Role of the project manager
  •     Role of the project team members
  •     Important people dynamics in project management
  •     Politics and project management
  •     Ethics and professionalism in project management



Project Communication Management (DAPM12Q)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Project Communication Management: A Macro perspective
  •     Understanding government communication
  •     The context of government communications: framework and constraints
  •     Task group government communication: key findings

Project Communication Management: Key Focus Areas
  •     The importance of project communication management
  •     Communication management planning
  •     Communication roles and responsibilities of the project manager
  •     Communication for effective conflict resolution
  •     Communication for project team building
  •     Communication with a diverse team
  •     Communication for results
  •     Communication for effective task delegation

Presentation: The Art of “Selling” the Project
  •     Benefits of project presentation
  •     Selling the project
  •     Preparing for an effective presentation
  •     Starting the presentation
  •     Delivering the presentation
  •     Completion

Project Meeting Management
  •     Setting the agenda
  •     Conducting the meeting
  •     Dealing with specific meeting issues

Project Documentation and Reporting
  •     Project management documentation
  •     Documentation types
  •     Project reporting
  •     Report writing skills
  •     Reporting
  •     Notices and project-related memoranda
  •     Feasibility studies
  •     Business plan



Project Risk Management (DAPM10N)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Introduction to Risk Management and the Risk Management Cycle
  •     The role of risk management project management
  •     The scope of risk management

Risk Identification
  •     What to use in risk management
  •     What to do in risk management

Risk Assessment
  •     What to use in risk assessment
  •     What to do with risk assessment

  • Risk Response Development and Control
  •     What to use in risk response development
  •     What to do with risk response development
  •     What to use in risk response control
  •     What to do with risk response control



Project Procurement Management (DAPM09V)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Project Procurement Management and Planning
  •     Procurement management
  •     Project procurement planning
  •     Statements of work (SOW)

Solicitation Planning, Solicitation and Source Selection
  •     Solicitation planning
  •     Source selection

Contract Administration and Close-out
  •     Contract administration
  •     Contract close-out

Quality, Ethics and Procurement
  •     Quality and procurement
  •     Total quality management (TQM)
  •     Planning quality
  •     Ethical considerations in project procurement
  •     Overview of the framework for public tenders in South Africa



Information Technology for Project Management (DAPM06S)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 8
Syllabus/Content Topics

Introduction to MS Project 2007
  •     Choosing project management software
  •     Overview of MS Project 2007
  •     The do’s and don’ts of MS Project 2007

Building Your Plan, Track and Manage Your Project 

Course leader

Mr L A A Matthews MA (Development Management)

Centre for Public Administration and Management

Office C-402, UNISA Florida Campus

Tel: 011 471 2357

Fax: 011 471-3568

E-mail: amatthew@unisa.ac.za



Programme administrator(s)

Ms L Champion

Centre for Public Administration and Management

Office C-402, UNISA Florida Campus

Tel: 011 471 2975

Fax: 011 471-3568

E-mail: lchampion@unisa.ac.za 



UNISA MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA

Unisa Management Diploma


Unisa Management Diploma refers to a number of diploma qualifications offered by Unisa in South Africa. Unisa management diplomas are offered under the College of Economic and Management studies.Unisa has six prestigious colleges offering a wide range of high quality academic and vocational programmes and over 1400 academics. In addition, we have a College of Graduate Studies and a Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL).

Unisa Management Diploma Courses


Diploma in Accounting Sciences (98200)
Diploma in Marketing Management (98202)
Diploma in Public Administration and Management (98203)
Diploma in Retail Management (98204)
Diploma in Human Resource Management (98211)
Diploma in Administrative Management (98216)
Diploma in Office Management and Technology (98217)
Diploma in Tourism Management (98223)
Diploma in Banking (98224)
National Diploma: Marketing (DMARK)
National Diploma: Accounting (NDACC)
National Diploma: Administrative Management (General) (NDADG)
National Diploma: Administrative Management (Financial) (NDADM)
National Diploma: Banking (NDBNK)
National Diploma: Commercial Practice (NDCML)
National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting (NDCOS)
National Diploma: Credit Management (NDCRM)
National Diploma: Economic Management Analysis (NDEMA)
National Diploma: Entrepreneurship (NDENT)
National Diploma: Explosives Management (NDEXP)
National Diploma: Human Resource Management (NDHRM)
National Diploma: Internal Auditing (NDINT)
National Diploma: Local Government Finance (NDLGF)
National Diploma: Logistics (NDLOG)
National Diploma: Management Services (NDMNG)
National Diploma: Management (NDMNT)
National Diploma: Office Management and Technology (NDOFM)
National Diploma: Operations Management (NDOPM)
National Diploma: Public Management (NDPUB)
National Diploma: Safety Management (NDSMN)
National Diploma: Tourism Management (NDTRM)
National Diploma: Taxation (NDTXT)

Unisa Management Diploma Admission Requirements

Most Unisa Management Diplomas offered will require a National Senior Certificate (Diploma endorsement) with an achievement rating of 4 (50 - 59%) or better in the language of learning and teaching, and either Mathematics with a rating of 3 (40 - 49%) or better, or Mathematics Literacy with a rating of 5 (60 - 69%) or better. A student who does not qualify for admission to diploma studies in terms of the above requirements may apply for admission to a higher certificate in Accounting Science. Students with a Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences will also be admitted to this qualification.

UNISA IT DIPLOMA

Unisa IT Diploma


The Unisa IT Diploma is offered with the purpose  to enable qualifying students to analyse, design, develop and maintain web systems, networks, database systems, programming products and interfaces according to client requirements, applying principled methodologies in continuously changing industrial, organisational and commercial information and communication technology environments.

Unisa IT Diploma Duration


This Unisa IT Diploma study duration will depend on whether you are studying full time or part time, and how much knowledge you have of computers. It also helps if someone has a working experience before enrolling for the IT Diploma.


Full-time students can complete the programme in three years.  The Unisa IT diploma cannot be completed in under three years.

IT Diploma Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

OR
New NSC with a rating of 4 or higher (50% +)

AND
  • have access to an Internet CafĂ© of a Unisa Regional Learning Centre
    or other Internet facility at least once a week.
     
  • have passed Computer Application Technology or Information
    Technology with a rating of 4 (new NSC) or passed Computer
    Studies (NSC) or hold an Industry Standard qualifi cation such as
    the ICDL in Computer Literacy (isssued within the previous fi ve
    years). Students who do not satisfy this requirement must pass
    EUP1501 BEFORE they may register for COS111U 

First Level - Unisa IT Diploma


This level comprises the following 10 compulsory modules. (*Offered as year modules in 2010.)

End-user computing (practical)*
Introduction to programming 1
Introduction to interactive programming
Introduction to web design
Introduction to databases
Workstation technical skills
Network technical skills
Business informatics I
Practicing workplace English
Business management I

Second Level - Unisa IT Diploma


This level comprises the following 10 compulsory modules:

Accounting concepts, principles and procedures
Graphical user interface programming
Interactive programming
Internet programming
Structured systems analysis and design
Object-oriented analysis
Operating systems practice
Digital logic
Business Informatics 2A
Business Informatics 2B

Third Level - Unisa IT Diploma


This level comprises the following 10 compulsory modules:

Advanced graphical user interface programming
Advanced internet programming
Information and communication technology project proposal
Information and communication technology project implementation
Database practical Database design
Advanced operating systems practice
Business informatics 3A
Business informatics 3B
Software project management