Colleges Which Offer Social Work Courses

Please share this article


Becoming a social worker can be a very challenging profession as a social worker's main role is to help vulnerable people overcome their problems. Here are the colleges which offer social worker courses.

Advertisement i

Social Worker Courses

A social work course typically entails the study of theories and practices related to helping people in need, promoting social justice and addressing social problems. Some of the topics covered in a social work course may include human behaviour, the social environment, diversity and social justice, research practices and field work.

There are many institutions in South Africa that offer Social Work courses in South Africa which include the University of Cape Town, Unisa, University of Johannesburg, University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University but there are also a few colleges that offer social worker courses.

Here are the colleges that offer social work courses:

Once you have obtained a qualification in social work, there are a variety of sectors that you can enter into depending on which level of social work qualification you have.

The Social Work Sectors Include:

  • Social development
  • Social policy
  • Community development
  • Family development and guidance
  • Violence and abuse
  • Social work intervention with children and youth
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Statutory services
  • Gerontology (old age, the process of ageing, and the particular challenges faced by old people)
  • Crime prevention
  • Health and mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • People with disabilities
  • Employee assistance programmes
  • Academia and research

TVET Colleges That Offer Social Work

Some TVET Colleges in South African offer Social Work or Social Development courses. If you are interested in studying Social Work then approach your local TVET College and ask them whether they offer a Social Work course that you can study.

What Do Social Workers Do?

A social worker helps people overcome difficult challenges in their life. The obstacles that they help people overcome include poverty, addiction, unemployment, disability, abuse, mental illness, and a variety of problems that affect communities.

The clients of social workers usually have unique needs which require that they have them to adapt to the situation and come up with a treatment plan and this is why Social workers need a range of skills which include professional, emotional and cognitive skills.

Overall, social work courses aim to prepare students for a career in the social work field, where they can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations and promote social change.


Suggested Article:

person doing social work course

Careers Portal recently sat down with the South African College of Applied Psychology, also known as SACAP, to speak about all things SACAP. One question that came up was whether SACAP offers social worker courses.

Online Shopping Links

Takealot - Temu - Amazon - Shein


WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad



Google News

Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


Where to Study

Advertisement m

Other Articles

According to the recently released Global Skills Report of 2024 by Coursera, there is “a pressing need to develop a skilled domestic workforce” in South Africa. In the report, South Africa ranked 100 out of the 109 countries that were assessed in terms of skills availability; meaning that we lack most skills required for jobs of the future.


Latest SASSA articles

Sassa revealed that individuals can submit Sassa grant applications online. Here's everything you need to know about Sassa online grant applications. 

Millions of people living in South Africa are unemployed. These people can apply for the R370 grant in June 2024. 


Careers Advice

Everyone is spending so much time online these days - which has lead to Digital Marketing growing into a big business. Working in Digital Marketing promises a long and profitable career but what exactly does a Digital Marketer do? And how do you get into Digital Marketing?

Advertisement i