The General Investigations: Family Violence course focuses on something that has become an epidemic in South Africa, abuse and violence in the home. This covers things like rape, spousal abuse, child abuse, stalking, economic abuse, emotional abuse, and damage to property.
|General Investigation (Family Violence)|
|Programme Type||Provider Programme|
|Award Type||Skills Academy General Investigation (Family Violence) Certificate|
|Award Issued By||Skills Academy|
|Accredited By||Not Applicable|
|Course Duration||18 Months|
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What is Included in your Course Fee?
All your study material, textbooks and study notes
The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.
All your Tutorial Services
We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.
Online Study Group with Together We Pass
Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!
Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)
Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students. That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.
This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.
Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have. We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!
What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?
- Writing materials
- Envelopes to send assignments to us
In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!
How Will My Study Material Look?
Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the General Investigation (Family Violence) Course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.
In order to complete this programme you will need to do the following subjects:
- Introduction to Business English – Compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)
- Incident scenes – Unit standard based – can be upgraded
- Empowerment – Unit standard based – can be upgraded
- Identification – Unit standard based – can be upgraded
- Criminal procedure – Unit standard based – can be upgraded
- General Investigations Family Violence – Unit standard based – can be upgraded
- Investigative Sciences Introduction – Bridging subject, compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)
- Forensic Science Introduction – Bridging subject, compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)
- Mathematics and Statistics Introduction – Bridging subject, compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)
You can find a detailed subject list for this course here: Family Violence Subjects
Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.
Find out more about how to upgrade your course here: Upgrade Your Course.
After completing the Skills Academy course, there is a registration process and an assessment process with OLM. Note that the credits you can earn do not add up to a full qualification. After successful completion of the OLM component, SASSETA will verify the result before any statement of results will be issued by them. You can find a handy infographic explaining the process to you step by step here.
If you upgrade your subjects to fully accredited unit standards, then you can get a Statement of Results like this from SASSETA.
To view the unit standards and their expiry dates go here: https://www.skillsacademy.co.za/forensic-courses-unit-standards/
You will be awarded a Skills Academy Certificate in General Investigation Family Violence.
As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be
sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.
How to Check if a Certificate is Authentic
If you are unsure, please contact us, and we can check the student name and the unique certificate code to verify that you are looking at an authentic certificate. Click here if you need us to verify a certificate for you.
When Can I Start?
You can start right now! Click Here to fill in an application form and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.
Last Updated: October 10, 2019