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Social Services

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Team

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Disabilities Services Officer

Disability Services Officers work in a range of adult service units that provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.

How to be a Disabilities Services Officer in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

To become a Disability Services Officer in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate / NC(V))
  2. Certificate (Higher Certificate in Disability Practise)
  3. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Social Work)
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Disability Practise

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Entry requirements may differ per institution, but you will generally be expected to show competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Depending on the level of specialisation you want to achieve, disability services officers in South Africa typically study between one to six years. About one year can be spent on working towards a higher certificate, four years in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, and about a year pursuing a post-graduate degree.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Once qualified, you will be able to work at a range of places that provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.

 

Disabilities Services Officer Related Careers

Related University Degrees

Universities and Educational Institutions Offering Programs Needed to Become a Disabilities Services Officer in South Africa

 

Higher Certificate in Disability Practise

Bachelor of Social Work

 

Diploma in Disability Studies

 

Diploma in Disability and Rehabilitation

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