Forensic Investigation Courses

Are you a fan of shows like CSI? Do you wish you could work in the field of Forensic Investigations yourself? These Forensic Investigation Courses will help you realise your dream of becoming a forensic investigator. So sign up today!

We Offer The Following Forensic Investigations Courses:

General Investigations Courses

General Investigations Family Violence

A 18-month course that dives deep into family violence and the problems that it holds in our country.

Policing Investigations Course

This is a 18-Month course which teaches you the basics of becoming an investigator and working for a police force like the South African Police Service.


Corporate Investigations Courses

Certificate in Corporate Investigative Auditing

A 18 Month Course that gives you the tools to identify and understand corporate crime and put a stop to it.

Certificate in Corporate Investigations

A 18 Month Course that gives you the tools to identify and understand corporate crime and put a stop to it.


Do you have a valid Matric Certificate? Skills Academy is partnered with Forensics4Africa to offer you high-quality Forensics courses and qualifications. If you already have a Matric certificate and would like to study Forensic Science, see Forensics4Africa.

Don’t have a Matric Certificate? Dont worry! You can gain access to Forensics4Africa qualifications by completing our Forensics course.

To be successful in any field you have to start with the basics. That is exactly what we offer. Our Forensic Investigation Courses give you the foundation on which you can build proper investigations and cases.

Where can I Find Work?:

  • Government Departments (usually fighting corruption in anti-corruption units)
  • Police Force (often working as a detective)
  • Private Sector (This involves working on compliance, risk and finance. You can work as part of the audit team or as part of the company’s security team. Here you will investigate crimes against the company and corruption within the company.)

How do I get Started With one of These Courses?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying as soon as possible.

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us for free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Text us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892

Are you the person who likes to solve crimes? Do you enjoy watching NCIS or read mystery books? Turn this passion into a career. Forensics is about investigating, identifying clues and solving crimes.


What is Forensics all About?

Forensics courses are built to equip students with skills and expert knowledge in investigating crime scenes. These courses help you to engage with victims, collect evidence and understand the criminal procedure. Find out which one of our forensics course will suit you best.

Crime and Investigation Courses

Do you enjoy investigating situations or solving mysteries? You should consider doing a course in crime and investigation.

Nowadays, crimes involving fraud and violence requires a new kind of expert. It demands professionals with the ability to investigate, analyse and act. They make use of intuition and expertise. These people are well-trained and always busy improving their skills, and level of training. You will learn the following skills listed below:

  • gathering evidence for your case
  • how to prove or state your case
  • strong communication skills
  • how you can identify and secure crime scenes
  • understanding criminal law procedures.

Where can you Work With these Courses?

You can work in the police service or government departments dealing with investigations. Commercial investigation companies would also make use of your skills. Here is a list of more areas where you can find work:

  • Government Departments
  • South African Police Services (SAPS)
  • Metropolitan Police Departments
  • ForensicsPrivate Investigator Industry
  • Business Intelligence and Due Diligence Investigations
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Commercial Investigations
  • Organised Crime Investigations
  • Violent Crime Investigations
  • Fraud and Financial Investigations
  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations
  • Violence Investigations
  • Workers Compensation Investigations.


What Will you be Gaining out of These Programmes?

You will learn how to collect the scientific evidence and analyse it. You may help to convict a suspect and keep communities safe. It could also help prove someone innocent, and keep them out of prison. These are the subjects that you will cover in these courses:

  • Handling stress
  • Laboratory quality
  • Criminal justice
  • Preserving evidence
  • Reconstruct an incident scene
  • Forensic science (Biology)
  • Problem-solving and statistical methods.

Forensic Science as a Career

Form part of the team that collects, analyse, interpret and present the evidence. Part of your job is to explain the evidence to people who do not have a scientific background.

By doing thorough investigations, you could lead to successful convictions in court. You can use these skills in both government departments as well as in commercial business. Here are more places you can apply for a job:

  • Government Departments
  • South African Police Services (SAPS)
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Private Laboratories
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Crime Investigations.

Upgrade to an Accredited Course

If you want to upgrade your course, you can do so to receive related Unit Standard Credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). These credits can add up to a fully accredited qualification for the Forensic Science programmes.

For the Forensic Investigation programmes, you can earn accredited Unit Standard Credits. The Unit Standard Credits in the Forensic Investigations programmes, do NOT add up to a full qualification. You can use the skills that you’ve gained through these courses to improve your CV.


Who Would Benefit From Studying Forensics Courses Through Distance Learning?

People who want to change their careers to crime investigation, but need to study and work at the same time. It is also for the people who have an interest in the subject and would like to gain more knowledge. Maybe you are currently in the field but want to improve your skills, then distance learning would suit you.


Where do you Sign-up for one of our Forensics Courses?

You can start right now by calling us on our 0800 39 00 27, and a course expert will contact you.


Last Updated: December 12, 2019

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