Risk Management career can open many career doors for you in South Africa. On this page, we explore what are the requirements and relevant Grade 10 subjects needed or required to study Risk Management in South African Universities and Colleges? We also look at what APS Score is required for Risk Management Degree and Diploma courses. You should know that every learning institution, internationally or locally, will have its own set of requirements for Risk Management studies.

List of Grade 10 subjects required to study Risk Management courses

Well, let us explore what grade 10 subjects are required in order to study Risk Management in South African Universities and Colleges. The subject that you choose in grade 10 may directly determine what study options you will have at tertiary institutions. Therefore, when choosing your subject combination in grade 10, you should already have an idea in terms of what you intend to study after matric.

This is a Financial Sciences field of study, therefore there are specific High School subjects that are required to study in this field. You also need to meet the minimum APS score in the University you are going to study at. The following subjects are needed and essential for the curriculum:

  • Accounting,
  • Mathematics,
  • or Mathematical Literacy,
  • English Home Language,
  • or English First or Second Additional Language.

What Risk Management Career is all about

Risk Management Professionals seek to identify, analyze and document the risks associated with a company’s business operations, as well as monitor the effectiveness of risk management processes and implement needed changes.

Risk Manager: Career Explanation Video

Where do Risk Managers Find Employment?

There are always plenty of opportunities for qualified Risk Managers in South Africa. More common Places where Risk Managers find employment are:

  • Financial Sector, such as Banks, Investment Firms – Common jobs here include: Credit Analysts
  • Information Technology Industry – Financial Sector, such as Banks, Investment Firms – Common jobs here include: Information Technology Risk Officer,
  • Private Companies: Project Managers, Accountants, Operational Risk Managers

Desired Personality Traits

Although anybody can become a Risk Manager, there are those inborn traits that can make you a natural Risk Manager by default, such as: attention to detail, being skeptical, not easily convinced, strict personality, being cost-sensitive, records keeper, etc.

What is the APS Score for Risk Management

In order for you to get accepted at a University in South Africa, or (Colleges that use APS scores) for a qualification in Risk Management, you should possess a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with an APS score of between 26 – 30. APS score is determined by the Grade 12 marks or results. It is also good to know that Universities and Colleges may use your Grade 11 marks if you applied before your matric results came out.

The minimum requirements for a candidate to obtain a Grade 12 National Senior Certificate?

The minimum requirements are:

  • Achieve 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level and 30% in three subjects.
  • Provide full evidence in the SBA component in the subjects offered

Correct Subject Choice is Important

When it comes to subject choices, every learner should ensure that their subject choice (from Grade 10 already) will lead them in pursuing the careers they want.

The subject choice at the end of Grade 9, or Grade 10 according to The Department of Education, could determine the field of study learners can follow once they complete school. In other words, if learners do not select the correct combination of subjects, they could find themselves unable to enter into certain higher or further education programmes. So when making this important subject choice, learners should consider their options for when they complete school and select accordingly.

How much does it cost to study Risk Management?

Although every learning institution will have its own fees structure and costing, studying Risk Management courses can range from R15 000 to R60 000 per annum. It is always advisable for learners to contact the institution they want to learn at in order to confirm the study fees amounts for the year.

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