Ordinary Diploma in Social Protection (ODSP)
This qualification is designed to train participants to have competencies in the field of social protection who will work at supervisory or junior management positions in the social welfare sectors.
At the end of the programme, candidate will be able to;
i. Describe complex issues of social and economic development problems that are raising concern for the need for public policy.
ii. Use theoretical tools of public finance in designing and administering social policy.
iii. Apply social protection skills to target and design a social protection system, including the mechanisms for its administration, financing and sustainability, as well as applying various components of social security legislation in a country’s social protection system.
The programme runs for two (2) years where Ordinary Diploma in Social Protection is awarded upon successfully completion of two National Technical Awards programmes at level 5 (NTA 5) and level 6 (NTA 6)
Tuition Fee Structure
i) For Tanzanians is Tshs. 1,200,000 payable in two installments.
ii) For Foreign Students is US$ 1,200 payable in two installments
Entry Requirement and Eligibility
Direct Entry: Holder of Form six certificates with at least a principal and a subsidiary pass (excluding religious subjects).
Equivalent qualification: A Form Four certificate with at least four passes (religious subjects not counted) and with NTA level 4 i.e. Basic Certificate from a recognized higher learning institution. For ODCS and ODIT, one of the passes at O – level must be in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.
Year I Semester I
|Subject Code||Subject Name|
|SPT05101||Introduction to Social Security|
|IRT05102||Introduction to Risk Management|
|ECT 05101||Elements of Economics|
|GST 05102||Development Studies|
|MTT 05101||Mathematics & Statistics|
|GST 05101||Basic Communication Skills|
|SP 05202||Administration of a Pension Scheme|
|SPT05203||Administration of a Social Health Insurance Scheme|
|SPT05204||Law Related to Social Security|
|AFT05204||Basics of Corporate Finance|
|IRT05205||Introduction to theories and practice of Life assurance|
|ITT 05207||Introduction to Computers|
|Year II Semester III|
|SPD 06101||Fundamentals of Welfare Economics|
|SPD 06102||Legal Aspects of Social Protection|
|SPD 06103||Economic Theory of Insurance|
|SPD 06104||Micro- Insurance & Social Protection|
|MTD 06101||Mathematics & Statistics|
|GSD 06101||Basic Communication Skills|
|SPD06205||Administration of Income Security Programs|
|ECD06201||Principles of Economics|
|IRD06202||Introduction to Health Insurance|
|MSD06201||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship|
|MSD06202||Fundamentals of Management|
|SPD06206||Field Practical Work|
The holder of the qualification will be able to apply social protection knowledge and skills in a broad range of work activities, most of which are non routine and be able to assume operational responsibilities.