Undergraduate qualifications

Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work

Qualification code: 90011
NQF level: 5
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 93971
APS/AS: 15
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  3 years

Admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with 30% in the language of teaching and learning,
or
A Senior Certificate (SC) with at least an F symbol in the language of teaching and learning.
Applicants should note that this is a selection qualification, in which they will be assessed to ascertain suitability to the profession. In addition to the above requirements, applicants will be subjected to the following:
A police clearance for criminal convictions checks aligned with the definition of a 'fit and proper person' by the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP).
Applicants must include, together with their documentation, a receipt or affidavit from SAPS indicating that they have applied for a police clearance certificate. This clearance certificate must be submitted by successful applicants at the time of registration on or before the second semester of their studies.
Two testimonials from credible sources, such as a school leader, a religious leader, or a community leader.
Students must be registered with the SACSSP at the start of their studies. The Department of Social Work at UNISA will facilitate registration with the Council.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you've received your student number:

  • R105 for online applications
  • R160 for hard copy applications

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available.


Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, PGCE, BTech & degrees) for the 2019 academic year are closed. 


Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.

Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 
  • Apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.

Registration

Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.

Curriculum / modules