Requirements to study Social Work at Unisa
Admission and re-admission requirements
Qualification admission requirements
Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.
This qualification is open for application, but the offering of the qualification in 2018 is conditional upon it being registered with SAQA.
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with degree endorsement with 60% in the language of teaching and learning and further FOUR content subjects in Matric,
A Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a C symbol on HG or a B symbol in SG in the language of teaching and learning and further FOUR content subjects in Matric,
A Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work at NQF level 4 with one year of professional practice as a registered Social Auxiliary Worker;
a Higher Certificate at NQF level 5.
Applicants should note that this is a selection degree, 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:
Criminal convictions checks as mandated by the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP),
A police clearance for criminal convictions checks aligned with the definition of a ‘fit and proper person’ by the 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.
Two character references from credible sources, such as a school leader, a religious leader, or a community leader.
Applicants, who do not comply with the above requirements, should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.