Department of Correctional Services

Type: N/A
Duration: Full Time / Part Time

This programme equips students to operate at a management level within the Department of Correctional Services. It prepares students for management-level positions, whether at a correctional facility or in national policy-making and strategy. The programme has a strong focus on correctional services management, correctional services law system and corrections science.

Type: undergraduate diploma

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:



    • Management


    • Correctional science


    • Introduction to fundamental penology


    • Introduction to correction science


    • Penitentiary penology


    • Correctional skills


    • Introduction to law


    • Skills course for law students


    • End-user computing



Second year subjects:



    • Management


    • Correctional science


    • Fundamental penology


    • Social dynamics in a correctional centre


    • Community corrections


    • Fundamental rights


    • The correctional service act



Third year subjects:



    • Correctional services management


    • Correctional science


    • Unit and case management


    • Youth corrections


    • Offender development

Careers: correctional service manager.


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