Forensic Science Courses

These Forensic Science Courses will teach you to use the power of science to solve criminal cases. You will be taught to analyse crime scenes, figure out exactly what happened there and contribute to bringing justice to those who deserve it.

We Offer The Following Forensic Science Courses:

Forensic Science Courses

Certificate in Forensic Science - Biology

The Certificate in Forensic Science (Biology) is made up of nine subjects and can take you up to 18 months to complete.

Certificate in Reconstructing an Incident Scene

The Certificate in Reconstructing an Incident Scene is made up of nine subjects and can take you up to 18 months to complete.

What is Forensic Science About? 

Forensics means “of or having to do with questions of law”. Science is used to deal with all problems and issues that arise under the field of law. This is great news for all of you looking to pursue a career in this industry. There are plenty of fields which fall under forensic science, such as photography, accounting, lab work, and detective work.


Is This the Right Field for you?

Let us take a look at some of the qualities which you will need to succeed in forensic science.

Great Thinking Ability

The most important tool one can have in forensic science is a great mind. In this field, you will have to study, problem-solve and pay attention to small details which are most vital in this career.

You’re a bit of a Perfectionist

They say that no one is perfect, but as someone working in forensic science, you’re going to have to be. All your findings and reports have to be checked over and over again to make sure you are as accurate as you possibly can be. This is a requirement because what you do impacts people’s lives in a big way.


Most people get into this field because they are driven to know the truth. They want to report the truth and nothing but the truth. You have to make sure you are 100 percent honest with all the information and hold nothing back.

Good Communication Skills

What you say or write and the way you say things are very important in this field. This means you will have to have really good communication skills to work in forensic science.


Careers in Forensic Science

Here are job titles one can find in forensic science.

Job Titles:

  • Arson and fire investigator
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Ballistics expert
  • Crime scene photographer
  • Blood spatter analyst
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Computer forensics
  • Crime lab technician
  • Evidence technician
  • Crime scene technician
  • Criminalistics
  • Fingerprint analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Forensic accountant
  • Bloodstain pattern analyst
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Digital forensics experts
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Forensic DNA analyst


According to Payscale, this is what South Africans working in forensic science earn every year. These are updated to the time of writing.

  • Forensic Analyst: R256 042
  • Arson Investigator: R252 000
  • Criminologist: R145 116
  • Accountant (Forensic): R277 813
  • Pathologist (Forensic): R244 000
  • Forensic Scientist: R232 051
  • Toxicologist (Forensic): R251 000
  • Computer Analyst (Forensic): R200 000

How to get Started?

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Last Updated: October 09, 2019

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