Here Are The Requirements for Unisa Safety Management Course


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The University of  South Africa (Unisa) offers a wide variety of courses in Health and Safety, two of them are a Diploma in Safety Management. Here are some more details about the course and its requirements.


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According to Unisa’s website, the purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for management positions within the field of safety management. 

Upon completing the qualification, students will be able to demonstrate vocational knowledge, skills and applied competence, and the necessary attitudes in the field of safety management to become lifelong learners, employable workers, and contributors to safety management in various institutions.

However, has also stated that your admission to Unisa is contingent on you meeting their specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification. For the Diploma in Safety Management, here are the requirements listed below:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and with at least 40% in Mathematics or at least 70% for Mathematics Literacy,

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  • a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning and with at least an E symbol on HG or D symbol on SG in Mathematics,

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  • any Higher Certificate obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences.

Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements may consider enrolling for any of the Higher Certificates offered by the College.

In terms of additional support for this qualification, Unisa has also stated that they have an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. 

These classes have proved to generally improve the dropout rate of students who enroll for them. It is also important for applicants to ensure that their chosen TVET college offers support for their qualification.

Applicants are also reminded to apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.

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