Bachelor of Arts in Disaster and Safety Management

Degree | HET


Lyceums Faculty of Humanities is at the forefront of training and education in the field of public safety. The role that disaster and safety management plays in the society cannot be underestimated. Major catastrophes worldwide, have accentuated the importance of disaster management i e. to safeguard and protect human lives and property.

Occupational Health and Safety is also a sensitive issue, which in the industrialised environment precipitates certain risks that may affect negatively on society. The primary role of agencies and individuals specialising in disaster and safety management is to cope with disasters within a predetermined framework. These agencies and individuals coordinate and plan for natural and man-made disasters. In essence, this means a working relationship with all relevant public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations at national, provincial and local levels that include the police, emergency services, public health officials, charities and numerous private agencies.

The development of professional practitioners in the field of disaster and safety management is a pre-requisite to ensure that the country copes adequately with disasters and industrialised incidents. Many practitioners in both the private and public sectors may want to acquire a formal qualification in disaster and safety management to augment their performance in this specialised field.

Disasters are an increasing international phenomenon acquiring the assistance of all role players involved, irrespective culture and/or borders. Recent international disasters are a practical example of cross border assistance. Safety in the workplace is of equal importance, as the health and economical system of the country may be affected, especially in the event of major incidents. This necessitates international cooperation, liaison and information sharing. This program is developed to focus on these issues.

The Bachelor of Arts in Disaster and Safety Management is a NQF level 7 programme that has been developed to provide learners with specific knowledge and competencies to ensure that graduates are prepared for the challenges of a career in this exiting and specialised field.

The programme duration is 3 years minimum

Learners could pursue a career in:

  • Local government law enforcement
  • Local government disaster management
  • Local government emergency services
  • Private industry specialising in disaster and safety management
  • Building industry and construction sites
  • Airports and aviation companies
  • Mines

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: - Bachelor of Arts in Disaster and Safety Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony,couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.It is the learners responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can beissued.

  • Candidates over the age of 23 at registration or during their first year of attendance who have attained a
  • Senior Certificate with at least 40% in at least four Higher Grade or Standard Grade subjects, at least three of which were passed simultaneously, one of which is a Higher Grade subject and one is English.
  • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study.
  • Candidates having attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
  • A Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a cognate discipline.
  • Foreign students whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of English proficiency; otherwise students will be required to take an English Proficiency Test prior to admission


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