Compliance Management online short course

Course starts 30 January 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
24 January 2020
Course Starts:
30 January 2020
9 weeks online
10 - 12 hours per week
ZAR R18,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Every organisation needs to ensure it stays on the right side of the law.

The demand for qualified compliance law managers is higher than ever, but the market is in dire need of the compliance management skills.

Have an impact on your organisation’s success with this online UCT compliance management course. Be empowered as a compliance manager by expanding your knowledge of the processes, practicalities, and methodologies involved in South Africa’s principles of compliance law and corporate governance with a compliance management certificate when you successfully complete this UCT compliance course.

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What will set you apart

With this UCT Compliance Management online short course, you’ll be confident in your ability to:

  • Articulate legal principles of corporate governance, and drive the need for compliance courses in your organisation
  • Correctly identify and categorise the different compliance risks your organisation might be exposed to and how to address them
  • Illustrate how the risk of compliance law failure could be minimised through adherence to compliance management framework


The UCT Compliance Management online short course is endorsed by the Compliance Institute Southern Africa (CISA), recognising the course’s commitment to imparting only the most up-to-date compliance skills and knowledge. Find out more about which CISA benefits you’ll receive when you successfully complete this course.

Course curriculum

This online UCT compliance course will supply you with the in-demand compliance management training to set you apart in a lucrative industry. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to corporate governance
  • Course Module 2: The transition to King IV
  • Course Module 3: Corporate governance, data governance and cybersecurity
  • Course Module 4: The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act
  • Course Module 5: Risk management
  • Course Module 6: The compliance framework
  • Course Module 7: Compliance risk management
  • Course Module 8: Final activity submission
  • Course Module 9: Contact Session resources - resources for students before meeting face to face at the Contact Session

Compulsory contact session

Please note that this course has a compulsory three-day contact session. You’ll be exposed to talks from various industry experts, allowing you to network with like-minded professionals on the current presentation, and enabling the online component to merge with in-person guidance. Students on this course must attend the session in person, in order to complete the final course assignment.

The location for the contact session changes from presentation to presentation, so before you make payment for your course, please ensure that you’re able to attend the compulsory contact session, in person, for your presentation. This presentation’s session will be taking place on 25, 26 and 27 March 2020, in Cape Town.

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 30 January 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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