TB HIV Care launches new Training Academy with 1-year Social Auxiliary Worker Qualification

Applications for March 2019 OPEN

TB HIV Care is offering an accredited 1-year Social Auxiliary Worker qualification at NQF 5 level starting March 2019.

This full-time course includes structured theory modules, practical workplace learning, mentoring, ongoing assessments and a final exam.

Students will be placed in suitable workplaces in the non-profit or public sector under the supervision of a workplace mentor. Students will receive the necessary support and guidance, both in the workplace (practical) and in the classroom (theory).

Upon completion of the training, all successful students will receive an accredited qualification, which entitles them to register as a Social Auxiliary Worker with the SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). Qualified Social Auxiliary Workers can pursue a career in relevant government departments and non-profit organisations, providing social services, psychosocial support and community development. The qualification also affords individuals the opportunity to apply to study towards a Bachelor of Social Work, as a next step.

The qualification equips individuals with the skills to:

  • Provide basic counselling and support services to individuals and families
  • Facilitate group work and support groups  
  • Facilitate participatory development in communities to address their common socio-economic needs and promote social justice
  • Collect and collate data to inform social services interventions

In addition, students will gain valuable life skills including teamwork, building confidence, dealing with conflict and communication skills.

The 1-year Social Auxiliary Worker qualification at NQF 5 level is accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and provides 129 credits.  

The minimum entrance requirement for this qualification is a Grade 12 certificate.

Closing date for applications: 08 March 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note this is a fee-based course. For more information regarding the cost, course content or to request an application form, please email training@tbhivcare.org or call Michelle Fredricks or Brenica Bailey on 021 425 0050.