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Short Learning Programme
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Practice and Fraud Risk Management
The short course aims to equip learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to effectively participate in the prevention and combating of commercial crime.

Purpose of the course:

The course will enable attendees to function as professionals within the commercial forensic environment, with specific reference to ethics, role players, forensic reporting standards, practice management and fraud risk management and requirements related thereto.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
The successful completion of a senior certificate (grade 12) plus two years relevant experience or a tertiary qualification.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
  • To demonstrate a detailed knowledge of ethical standards and practice relevant to the South African commercial forensic environment;
  • To demonstrate a detailed knowledge of relevant role players (public and private entities, regulators, the legal fraternity, etc.) relevant to the commercial forensic environment;
  • To demonstrate a detailed knowledge of commercial crime and statistics relating thereto relevant to the commercial forensic environment;
  • To be able to solve problems through the analysing of sets of facts and or source documentation relating to fraud risk management governance and risk management within the commercial forensic environment and to formulate arguments flowing therefrom in an orderly fashion;
  • To demonstrate an ability to evaluate different sources of information, to select information appropriate to the task, and to apply well-developed processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation to that information relating to aspects falling within the ambit of practice management, forensic reporting standards, fraud risk management as well elements of practice and fraud risk management within the commercial forensic environment;
  • To demonstrate an ability to present and communicate complex information reliably and coherently using appropriate academic and professional or occupational conventions, formats and technologies falling within the ambit of practice and fraud risk management within the commercial forensic environment.
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge base of key terms, principles and theories applicable to practitioners of practice and fraud risk management within the commercial forensic environment.
  • The base of key principles and theories must be demonstrated through the use of it in arguments and debates in written (assignments, case studies and / or company project) and/or oral format which is inclusive of:
    • ethics and disciplinary codes applicable to the forensic practitioner;
    • understanding the perceptions and statistics applicable to economic or commercial crime;
    • understanding the respective role players within the accounting and audit environment, the legal environment, regulators, etc.;
    • demonstrating efficiency in relation to commercial forensic reporting standards including methods, structure, findings and qualifications and opinions;
    • demonstrating detailed knowledge of engagement risks relating to practice management which includes, but is not limited to, conflicts of interest, limitation of liability, terms and conditions, fees, professional indemnity, etc.;
    • to demonstrate how fraud risk management forms part of governance and risk management and how these elements can be employed to prevent, detect and respond to commercial crime or the threat thereof;

 

  • Demonstrate efficiency in the application of basic research methods, techniques and technologies appropriate to the field of practice and fraud risk management within the commercial forensic environment by identifying, gathering, organizing, critical analysing, evaluating, interpreting, and to write up the findings in assignments.

 

Assessment: 
Formative assessment and summative assessment.
Method of assessment: 
Attendants will have to submit two written assignments and/or cases studies (formative assessment) and complete a 3-hour examination (summative assessment). The elements stated in the abovementioned learning outcomes and assessment criteria will form the basis of the assessment.

Additional information

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Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
South African commercial forensic practitioners, specifically those who intend to become professional members of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners.
Contact us
Name: 
Mr Albert van Zyl
Telephone number: 
018 299 4420