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.

Course Summary

Award type:
Comprehensive Certificate
Accredited by:
Not Applicable
18 months
Entrance Requirement:
Matric or Equivalent


This subject is designed for students who are either at an early stage in their careers or students who have not yet started working. The aim of the course is to give you a good general knowledge and understanding of the use of English in business situations.

Studying in the direction of forensics will ultimately lead to you joining an industry that is fast paced and stressful. You will have tons of responsibilities on your shoulders. This subject will teach you healthy coping mechanisms to deal with the stressors of the job.  

This subject will teach you different approaches to tackle problems more effectively. You will also learn the important role statistics play in evaluating problems.

This subject will teach you about the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of reported test results. You will learn about the importance of accurate results and the reliability of reporting results and how useful these are in a clinical and public health setting.

You will learn about issues and theories related to crime, law and judicial administration.

From crime scene to forensic laboratory to courtroom, all evidence must be identified, inventoried and secured to preserve its integrity.

This subject will teach you about informed consent, confidentiality, anonymity and much more.

Due to the highly complex field of forensic science, forensic scientists are most often skilled in a particular area of forensic science, such as latent prints, questioned documents, trace evidence, or firearms, just to name a few.

The Reconstruct an Incident Scene elective provides learners with insights on how to reconstruct incident and crime scenes but also take the learner on an informative journey about the history and application of fingerprints in the fight against crime.