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UNISA Higher Certificate Courses in Law

UNISA Higher Certificate Courses in Law

University of South Africa Higher Certificate Courses in Law

Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice (90006)

Higher Certificate in Law (98751)

The Higher Certificate in Law at UNISA is tailored for students who wish to gain foundational knowledge in legal principles and practices. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the qualification:

Qualification Overview

Qualification Code: 98751

NQF Level: 5

Total Credits: 120

SAQA ID: 90851

APS/AS: 15

Purpose of the Qualification

Target Audience: Students who do not meet the admission requirements for diploma or degree studies in the College of Law.


Introduce foundational legal principles and practices.

Prepare for specialized training in law at an advanced level.

Enhance English language proficiency for legal studies.

Develop computer skills for business applications.

Equip for higher education in a distance learning environment.

Mode of Delivery

This qualification is presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who Can Register?

Eligibility: Applicants who have received an offer of placement from Unisa and accepted it online.

Re-registering Students: Can register for the 2024-2025 academic year once the registration period opens.

Choosing Modules

Students must pass a specified number of credits at each NQF level within a set time.

Consideration of co-requisites and pre-requisites is crucial when selecting modules.

Registration for modules is subject to maximum credit limits per semester or academic year.

Time management is key as it affects academic performance.

Curriculum Overview

First Level Modules:

AFL1503: Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language I

CPD1501: Citizenship, Public Participation and Democracy

CRW1501: Introduction to the General Principles of Criminal Law

ENG1503: Academic Language and Literacy in English

ILW1501: Introduction to Law

INS1502: Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning

IRM1501: Introduction to Research Methodology for Law and Criminal Justice

PAR1501: Introduction to Paralegal Studies (Recommended post SCL1501 and ILW1501)

SCL1501: Skills Course for Law Students

SJD1501: Social Dimensions of Justice

Key Points to Consider

This program is ideal for those looking to enter the field of law or enhance their understanding of legal principles without committing to a full law degree.

It provides a solid foundation for further studies in law or related fields.

The qualification is designed to cater to students who prefer distance learning, providing flexibility and convenience.

For more detailed information and updates, potential students should visit UNISA’s official website, especially for updates on module offerings and registration details.

UNISA Online Application Guide:

Accessing the Application Portal: Visit our dedicated online application portal at UNISA Application Portal to access the official application forms for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Key Dates: Stay informed about crucial deadlines by visiting our Unisa Online Application Date 2024-2025 page.

Need Assistance? If you encounter any difficulties accessing the UNISA Online Application or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us through our official website. Alternatively, you can leave a comment below, and we aim to respond within 48 hours.

We look forward to welcoming new students to our vibrant academic community at UNISA!

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