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The most important criteria for a career in caring for aged or disabled people is crucial that you are a very caring, patient and empathetic person. Elderly or disabled people need very specialised care and this often means you are not only performing specific tasks but are a supportive companion to your client.
Depending on your level of school qualifications there are many opportunities to study for a career in this field.
For Grade 9 upwards (if your National Senior Certificate is incomplete), you will have to complete a Foundational Learning Competence Certificate prior to commencing with this Skills Programme.
A certificate in first aid is also a helpful qualification to have if you want to enter into this field.
While institutions have different entry requirements, there are no specific school subjects required for this field in general. Some institutions, however, will recognise prior experience in this field to go towards your official qualification.
Aged or Disabled Carers in South Africa typically study from 12 weeks to 1 year.
Aged or Disabled Carers in South Africa often work looking after aged or disabled people in their homes, old age homes or disability clinics.
To find more information about aged or disabled carers, contact the South African Council for Social Service Professions or the Department of Health.
Higher Certificate in Disability Practise