Social Auxiliary Worker

What is a Social Auxiliary worker?

Social auxiliary workers render a supporting service to social workers. This implies that they assist or support the social workers in working with individuals, groups or communities to improve their social functioning. This is done in such a way that the social workers still retain the functions of planning, control and guidance.

Social auxiliary workers thus assist with promoting healthy relationships and community life in South Africa. Social auxiliary workers work together with social workers in a team context in order to achieve the aims of social work

Background Infomation

NQF level:           5

Total credits:        129

SAQA ID: 98890


The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Social Auxiliary Worker.  This occupation assists in the provisioning of social services and support to individuals, families, groups and communities with regards to a full range of social services and related social welfare matters. These services include but are not limited to services and support relating to: emotional trauma (life skills development/emotional stress); financial stress; recreational needs; social needs and matters relating to housing (Developmental approach). 

A qualified learner will be able to

  • Provide basic counselling and support services to individuals and families with socio-economic challenges. 
  • Facilitate non-therapeutic (educational and support groups) groups towards achieving the f the developmental goals of the group. 
  • Facilitate participatory development in communities to address their common socio-economic needs and to promote social justice. 
  • Collect and collate data to inform social services interventions. 

Entry Requirements: 

The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is a NQF Level 4 qualification or equivalent. 

Course Fees: R 17 500


R 5000

After completion of the course you will be registered under SACSSP

Accredited with HWSETA