University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary psychological and social knowledge, attitudes, skills and applied competence to be trained as counsellors on postgraduate level in various contexts.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Welfare science and policy

  • Introduction to social work and the helping process

  • Practical work

  • Social welfare law

  • Developing information skills for lifelong learning

Second year subjects:

  • Research in the social sciences

  • Facilitative communication in groups and communities

  • Practical work: facilitating communication in groups and communities

  • Welfare policy

  • Life tasks, obstacles, developmental resources and competency development

  • Counselling skills

  • Marriage guidance and counselling

Third year subjects:

  • Social case work

  • Social group work

  • Community work

  • Practical work in social case and group work

  • Practical work: community work

Careers: health practitioner manager, health psychologist, counsellor, health facilitator, health educator.



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