About Distance Education
The following programs are offered at the Distance Education mode of delivery
Diploma in Policing (DPPO20): Department of Safety and Security Management
Diploma in Traffic Safety and Municipal Police Management (DPTP19): Department of Safety and Security Management
Diploma in Fire Technology (DPFI21): Department of Physics
Diploma in Traffic Safety and Municipal Police Management (DPTP19) and Diploma in Policing (DPPO20)
The Department of Safety and Security offers specific programs on the Distance Education mode of delivery.
Please familiarize yourself with the information below before you decide to apply for admission to a distance education program offered at a TUT Service Point.
Distance Education applicants should reside in the vicinity of Durban or Cape Town because they will have to be able to attend contact classes, write class tests and examinations at the Durban or Cape Town Service points.
The Distance Education programmes offered at the TUT service points in Durban and Cape Town are predominantly aimed at addressing the discipline specific educational needs of the regional criminal justice structures. Therefore, currently employed individuals residing in the targeted regions will find the arrangement beneficial.
There is no transport, residence or other campus-based student facilities or services at the service points and only purpose specific classroom and library facilities are available. Academic contact with students is limited, it is compulsory to attend scheduled once-off semester based contact classes offered only at the service points.
Only applications from applicants residing in the vicinity of Durban or Cape Town service points, who will be able to attend contact classes and write class tests and examinations at the Durban or Cape Town Service Points, will be considered.
Applicants not residing in the service point areas must apply for admission to programmes offered at the TUT campuses, viz. Arcadia, Arts, eMalahleni, Ga-Rankuwa, Mbombela, Polokwane, Pretoria and Soshanguve. Please refer to the relevant parts of the TUT Prospectus regarding the programmes and campuses where the programme is offered. Also consult the TUT website to ascertain availability of space in programmes.
Diploma in Fire Technology (DPFI21)
The Department of Physics offers a fascinating four year 360 credit Diploma in Fire Technology (Distant Learning) for firefighters in various emergency services. This programme will prepare firefighters for entry-level positions as Fire Officers in the Fire and Rescue Service. The program is offered as blended online mode and the need for internet facilities will be necessary. Subjects with practical components will be offered at demarcated Service Points. The minimum duration of the programme is four years.
Please note that this program is only offered to employed Fire Services personnel with minimum three years relevant working experience, specific certification and a senior certificate with specific subject achievements.
There is no restriction on residential areas throughout South Africa for the Diploma in Fire Technology (DPFI121).
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING URL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE STEPS TO FOLLOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION AT DISTANCE EDUCATION:
Application for Admission (General information and documents)
Online Registrations (Information, documents)
Re-admissions (TUT Distance Education Durban and Cape Town students who had a break in their studies: Information and document)
Examinations (Information, document and enquiries)
Results (Information, documents and enquiries)
2023 Applications for Admission
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