All You Need To Know About Studying Social Work at Unisa

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Are you interested in a career as a Social Worker? Unisa offers Social work courses and qualifications. In this article we will inform you on all you need to know about studying social work at Unisa

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Having a career in Social Work can be very challenging as it focuses on helping people through their difficulties. A social worker's role is to help improve the outcomes in peoples lives.

Social workers need a range of skills which include professional, emotional and cognitive skills. Unisa offers qualifications in social work that are designed in a way that the students are equipped with all the skills needed to succeed as a social worker.

Unisa offers the following qualifications in Social Work :

Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work 

Students need to be registered with the SACSSP at the start of their studies. The Department of Social Work at UNISA will facilitate registration with the Council at the time of registration or as soon as possible after registration.

This qualification will equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed become a social auxiliary worker. This course will also help develop the competencies of the students which will enable them to provide support services in focused areas of work.

The qualification will allow the student to register with the SA Council for Social Service Professions as a Social Auxiliary Worker.

Click here for information on the Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work qualification 

Bachelor of Social Work 

This qualification will ensure that all the students are well prepared to enhance the quality of life for all by means of social development and transformation through acquired knowledge, skills and values.

The Bachelor of Social Work will equip students with methods and tactics to help improve the outcomes of people who are dealing with the consequences of social inequality, exclusion, poverty and marginalization through evidence-based interventions.

The Bachelors degree of Social Work is a 4 year accredited course which is a NQF level 8 qualification. This qualification is presented via distance learning.

Click here for information about the a Bachelors Degree in Social Work

Students will not be able to register for either of these courses if they do not have a Police Clearance and Two Testimonials. The training you will receive during this qualification in social work provides you with the skills needed for a variety of work contexts.

These include education, human resources, employee assistance programmes, public health administration, labor relations, advocacy organizations, and legal settings.

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