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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.
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:
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.
University of Cape Town – Higher Certificate in Disability Practise: