Social Auxiliary worker

Alex USA
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Course Description

These services include but are not limited to services and support relating to:

Emotional trauma (Life Skills development)
Emotional Stress
financial stress
Recreational needs
Social needs and matters relating to housing. (Developmental approach)
The qualification also develops the competencies of learners in chosen fields of social auxiliary work knowledge and practice, thereby enabling qualifiers to provide supportive services in specialised fields or focus areas of social work. The qualification will enable the learner to register with the SA Council for Social Service Professions as a Social Auxiliary Worker.

A qualified learner will be able to:
Provide basic counselling and support services to individuals and families with socio-economic challenges
Facilitate non-therapeutic (educational and support groups) groups towards the accomplishments of the developmental goals of the group
Facilitate participatory development in communities to address their common socio-economic needs and to promote social justice
Collect and collate data to inform social services intervention

Grade 12 certificate (NQF 4)

12 months with 2 intakes per year

This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:

Social Auxiliary Work and Social Welfare Services In The South African Context, at NQF Level 5, 28 Credits.
Social work – Methods and principles, at NQF Level 5, 9 Credits.
Communication and Life Skills in Social Auxiliary Work, at NQF Level 5, 13 Credits.
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 50.

Render basic counselling and support. Support the counselling processes, at NQF Level 5, 7 Credits.
Support the processes to intervene with individuals and families, at NQF Level 5, 4 Credits.
Facilitate educational, life skills and support group programs, at NQF Level 5, 7 Credits.
Assist in implementation of community development process, at NQF Level 5, 8 Credits.
Assist with obtaining and keeping data that inform social services intervention strategies, at NQF Level 47 Credits.
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 33.

This qualification also requires the following:

Exposure to the client counselling and referral processes, at NQF Level 5, 10 Credits.
Exposure to the facilitation of non-therapeutic group processes, at NQF Level 5, 14 Credits.
Exposure to community development processes, at NQF Level 5, 12 Credits.
Exposure to the social work administration processes, at NQF Level 4, 10 Credits.
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 46.


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

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

Learners who have passed National Examination will be awarded Occupational Certificate: Social Auxiliary Worker by the Quality Council.