|07220035||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
|Mrs L van Tonder|
The duration of the programme is 12 months. The programme is presented by means of e-learning and contact sessions. Each contact session is 5 (five) days and deals with each of the respective modules.
A number of credit bearing short courses are offered by the Unit for Forensic Accounting within the Department of Auditing which hold articulation possibilities towards the postgraduate programmes offered by the Unit.
Credits from short courses.
(For credit-bearing short courses completed at Enterprises University of Pretoria)
A maximum of 50% of the course content of the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting could be substituted by equivalent credit bearing short courses. This means that a short course delegate can utilise up to three credit- bearing short courses to substitute modules in the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting. The rest of the programme, (in other words the other three modules), must be taken as formal modules in the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.
Successful completion of these short courses, therefore entail that a student - who would otherwise qualify and be selected for the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting programme receives 20 credits in respect of each equivalent module offered in the said Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.
The said initiative is geared towards delegates who already have a University degree and who successfully complete the relevant short courses and additional assessments.
The following short courses presented or to be presented at Enterprises University of Pretoria, as set out in Column A of the following schedule, may bear credit in respect of the corresponding module set out in Column B:
|Column A||Column B|
|Short course (Enterprises University of Pretoria)||Module (Postgraduate Diploma)|
|Economic Crime Schemes||FRA 701 Economic Crime Schemes|
|Fraud Risk Management||FRA 702 Fraud Risk Management|
|Investigation of Financial Crime||FRA 703 Investigation of Financial Crime|
|Law for Commercial Forensic Practitioners||FRA 704 Law for Commercial Forensic Practitioners|
|Money Laundering Detection and Investigation||FRA 705 Money Laundering Detection and Investigation|
|Investigation of Civil Disputes||FRA 706 Investigation of Civil Disputes|
|Investigation and Management of Cyber and Electronic Crime||FRA 707 Investigation and Management of Cyber and Electronic Crime|
|Interviewing Skills for Fraud Examiners and Auditors||FRA 708 Interviewing Skills for Fraud Examiners and Auditors|
|Prevention and Detection of Corruption and Procurement Fraud||FRA 709 Prevention and Detection of Corruption and Procurement Fraud|
|Basic Financial Investigation||FRA 710 Basic Financial Investigation|
Students may transfer credits towards three selected modules of the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, if they comply with the following prerequisites:
Please note: For more information concerning the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, please consult the departmental brochure available on request from Mrs Lynne van Tonder, tel: 012 420 3407, [email protected]
Candidates who do not have an honours degree in the Financial Management Sciences, or an LLB degree, but who successfully complete this programme, will be considered for admission to the MPhil in Accounting Sciences with an option in Fraud Risk Management. Such applicants must, however, meet the other criteria for admission to the MPhil degree programme.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G12.2 applies.
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.126.96.36.199, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the relevant head of department.
Minimum credits: 120
This module aims to provide the fraud examiner with sufficient knowledge to detect and investigate a number of common financial fraud schemes.
This module deals with the managing of the fraud risk by preventing and deterring fraud and corruption, rather than having to deal with the costly consequences thereof.
This module will focus on investigation methodologies and techniques which a fraud investigator can use in the investigation of fraud and corruption.
This module aims to equip the fraud investigator with a sound knowledge of the legal aspects relating to his or her conduct. The module will also deal with the legal tools available in an investigation, how the fraud investigator could ensure that evidence will be admissible in subsequent proceedings, as well as the relevant legislation.
This module deals with the development of money laundering detection and investigation skills.
This module deals with the role of the expert in the assessment of damage and the remedies available to the victim in this regard. The module will also address issues such as when a person will be considered as an expert and the expert’s duties to the client and the court in this regard.
This module will address the legal and practical issues affecting the investigation and management of irregular on-line and computer-related conduct.
This module will deal with the crucial skill of interviewing for fraud examiners and auditors and subsequent successful report-writing which will be complemented with a legal perspective in that regard.
This module deals with the available techniques to prevent and detect corruption and procurement fraud and the management of this concern in the private and public sector.
The module deals with the use of financial information, in its various forms, to conduct a successful criminal or disciplinary investigation.
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