Social Auxiliary Worker

Faculty: Humanities

Social Auxiliary Worker

Social Auxiliary Worker

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • SAQA ID : 98890
  • NQF Level : 5
  • Credits : 129
  • Accreditation : QCTO
  • Duration

    The programme is offered over a duration of 12 Months (one Year) The classes are offered during the week on full time/ online and part time basis on Saturday. You will be placed within our partner organisations for your practical training and work integrated learning, or you can choose an accredited facility of your own, the College has the right to approve such facility at its own discretion.

  • Description

    The qualification is made up of compulsory Knowledge Modules, Practical Skill Modules as well as Work Experience Modules. Knowledge modules inform practical skill modules and work experience modules with the view to prepare a learner with contextual (occupational) knowledge in order to competently operate as a Social Auxiliary Worker in the workplace. The Level 5 Social Auxiliary Work qualification assists in the provisioning of social services and support to individuals, families, groups, and communities with regards to a full range of social services and related social welfare matters. These services include emotional trauma, emotional stress, financial stress, recreational needs, social needs, and matters relating to housing.

  • Admission requirements

    Grade 12 Certificate / Matric or Equivalent Qualification in the Social Services field

  • Purpose of the Qualification

    The purpose of the qualification is to equip qualifying learners with the following:
    ✓ Knowledge and understanding of the South African context within which social services function and are delivered.
    ✓ Understanding of social development in terms of the needs, policies, and the role of the Social Auxiliary Worker.
    ✓ Basic knowledge of human behavior, relationship systems and social issues and the ability to address social needs using appropriate Social Auxiliary Work methods and techniques.
    ✓ The skills to work as a team member and as a provider of support services to the Social Work team.

  • Articulation Options

    Horizontal Articulation:
    Higher certificate in Social Auxiliary, NQF Level 5 (ID 93971)

    Vertical Articulation:
    Diploma in Social Work, NQF Level 6 (ID 8151)

  • Qualification Outcomes

    A qualified Social Auxiliary Worker will be able to:

    This qualification will prepare learners to render basic counselling and support services to individuals and families with socio-economic challenges.

    Facilitate non-therapeutic (educational and support groups) groups as well as participatory development in communities to address their common socio-economic needs, to promote social justice and to collect and collate data to inform social services intervention

  • Textbooks and Log- Books

    Prescribed textbooks and logbooks are provided by the college. Students will receive printed versions of the study guides for this programmes. All prescribed books and log-books fees are included in tuition fee.

  • Assessments and Certification

    Internal assessment and formative assessments for Knowledge modules will be ongoing, including practical and work integrated learning experience. Ithemba Training College will ensure that the learners are prepared well and made ready to sit for the QCTO Final External assessment.

    External Assessment: Student will write a compulsory External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) approved by the QCTO at the end of the course.

    On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Certificate in Social Auxiliary Worker, Level 5, from Quality Council For Trades & Occupations (QCTO).

  • Registration requirements

    a) 1x Certified ID copy of student
    b) 1x Certified ID Copy of Parent/Guardian/sponsor
    c) Latest School Results e.g. Matric Certificate, Statement of results etc.
    d) Proof of residence
    e) 2x reams copy paper (500 sheets each)

  • Curriculum Description

1) Knowledge Modules
2) Practical Modules
3) Work Experience Modules
  • Course Fee

Exam Fee
Paid a month before the Exam