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Either Alone or In a Busy Environment
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.
A certificate in first aid is also a helpful qualification to have if you want to enter into this field.
While the institutions have different entry requirements, in general:
12 weeks to 1 year
Employment in this field can range from looking after aged or disabled people in their homes, old age homes or disability clinics.
South African Council for Social Service Professions
Department of Health:
Kunokhanye Training Academy:
University of Cape Town – Higher Certificate in Disability Practise: