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Additional information

body or mind

both

Field

Social Services

Boss or Team

Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Neither

Study Length

Shorter Study

Environment

Alone

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.

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

Level of Schooling & School Subjects

You will need a NSC / NC(V) certificate or National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA) or HEQSF level 4 equivalent qualification.

Requirements for entry into tertiary education programmes differ for each educational institution. 

Qualifying for post-graduate courses also differ but are largely dependent on having obtained a Bachelor degree. 

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.

Further Information

Related University Degrees

University of Cape Town (Higher Certificate in Disability Practise:
http://www.dhrs.uct.ac.za/dhrs/divisions/disability/undergraduate/requirements

University of Cape Town (Postgraduate Diploma in Disability Studies):
http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/departments/shrs/disability/about#:~:text=Postgraduate%20Diploma%20in%20Disability%20Studies,Understand%20disability%20as%20diversity

University of Stellenbosch (Postgraduate Diploma in Disability and Rehabilitation): 
http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/healthsciences/Centre%20for%20Rehabilitation%20Studies/Pages/Education/Postgraduate-Diploma-in-Disability-and-Rehabilitation.aspx

UNISA: (Post Graduate Diploma in Disability Studies):
https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Honours-degrees-&-postgraduate-diplomas/Qualifications/All-qualifications/Postgraduate-Diploma-in-Disability-Studies-(90167)

Related Qualifications and Skills Programs

HW SETA Accredited

Disability Care Continuum///Community Home based and Disability Care

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