Continuous Professional Development

NICDAM has learning programme approval for the following Qualifications that fall under the HWSETA:

MONTH TRAINING DATES CPD COURSE CPD POINTS APPROVAL NUMBER
MARCH 2017 14 – 16 MARCH 2017 DEBRIEFING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS: 1) Stress Reduction and the recognition of vicarious trauma symptoms through the knowledge of holistic self-care. 2) Support Social Workers to mitigate the impact of continuous professional exposure to highly emotional and traumatic cases 7 399/16
APRIL 2017 11 – 13 APRIL 2017 HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT IN SOCIAL WORK: 1) Identify the impact of HIV/AIDS on the person’s identity; relationships and vocation. 2) Support specialised groups of PLWA; consisting of children; teenagers; couples; persons on ARVs; LGBTI persons; parents of children living with HIV; and HIV pregnant women; through psychosocial support programs. 7 401/16
18 – 20 APRIL 2017 TRAUMA MANAGEMENT: 1) Assist social workers to understand the many forms of trauma; and its impact on direct and indirect victims; including communities and children. 2) Building skills in terms of knowledge and application of trauma management; counselling and early intervention work within a culturally sensitive framework. 7 392/16
MAY 2017 09 – 11 MAY 2017 VICTIM EMPOWERMENT TRAINING COURSE: 1) Understanding the concepts and principles of victim empowerment; with special reference to violence; stress and trauma. 2) Exploring the concept of victims and their needs will enhance social workers’ ability to assist and support victims and their families 7 400/16
23 – 25 MAY 2017 RESTORATION AND HEALING PROGRAMME: 1) Enable social workers to gain a good understanding of the Victim Empowerment Program; and specifically; victimisation. 2) Social workers will build their capacity by learning to assess the therapeutic needs of victims; and creating a therapeutic and caring environment. 3) The Restoration and Healing Model will be unpacked; and social workers will learn how to implement the intervention methodology of the model. 12 395/16
JUNE 2017 6 – 8 JUNE 2017 DEBRIEFING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS: 1) Assist in stress reduction for social workers; as well as the recognition of vicarious trauma symptoms and burn out; through the knowledge of holistic self-care. 2) Social Workers will be able to mitigate the impact of continuous professional exposure to highly emotional and traumatic cases; and enable them to maintain the highest level of professionalism. 7 399/16
20 – 22 JUNE 2017 TRAUMA MANAGEMENT: 1) Assist social workers to understand the many forms of trauma; and its impact on direct and indirect victims; including communities and children. 2) Building skills in terms of knowledge and application of trauma management; counselling and early intervention work within a culturally sensitive framework 7 392/16
27 – 29 JUNE 2017 RESTORATION AND HEALING PROGRAMME: 1) Enable social workers to gain a good understanding of the Victim Empowerment Program; and specifically; victimisation. 2) Social workers will build their capacity by learning to assess the therapeutic needs of victims; and creating a therapeutic and caring environment. 3) The Restoration and Healing Model will be unpacked; and social workers will learn how to implement the intervention methodology of the model. 12 395/16
August 2017 15-17 August GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 7 397/16
22-25 August DISASTER MANAGEMENT 7 398/16
29-31 August TRAUMA MANAGEMENT: 1) Assist social workers to understand the many forms of trauma; and its impact on direct and indirect victims; including communities and children. 2) Building skills in terms of knowledge and application of trauma management; counselling and early intervention work within a culturally sensitive framework 7 392/16
September 2017 5-7 September DEBRIEFING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS: 1) Assist in stress reduction for social workers; as well as the recognition of vicarious trauma symptoms and burn out; through the knowledge of holistic self-care. 2) Social Workers will be able to mitigate the impact of continuous professional exposure to highly emotional and traumatic cases; and enable them to maintain the highest level of professionalism. 7 399/16
19-21 September DEBRIEFING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS 7 395/16
October 2017 10-12 October GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 7 397/16
17-19 October DISASTER MANAGEMENT 7 398/16
24-26 October TRAUMA MANAGEMENT: 1) Assist social workers to understand the many forms of trauma; and its impact on direct and indirect victims; including communities and children. 2) Building skills in terms of knowledge and application of trauma management; counselling and early intervention work within a culturally sensitive framework 7 392/16
FOR BOOKINGS AND INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT STANLEY LOUW ON THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:
Tel: (012) 656 7014/84
Cell: 063 173 6626
Email: slouw@nicdam.co.za
Website: www.nicdam.co.za
Due to regular cable theft our Telkom lines might be off. Please use the following numbers to reach us:
082 774 6679 – 082 496 0728 – 072 773 3657

Important information for social workers:

  • All registered social workers must obtain 20 CPD points for each financial year
  • All registered social workers must keep a portfolio of evidence (POE) and only submit it to the SACSSP on request (the request will be based on a random sample selection)
  • POE’s must be evidence based
  • The submission of POE’s will be conducted in a three-year cycle
  • First time registration for SACSSP membership applicants are obliged to commence with the CPD programme in their first year of registering as a social worker
  • Non-practicing SACSSP members are obliged to commence with the accumulation of CPD points in the year of their re-entry
  • Registered SACSSP members practicing outside the RSA are required to comply with CPD policy requirements. This includes the keeping request based submission of POE’s
  • Any person whose name has been removed from the register shall be obliged to commence with the accumulation of CPD points in their respective year of restoration
  • Non-compliance by SACSSP members envisions that the CPD approval panel will investigate the reasons for non-compliance after which the name of non-compliant members will be submitted to the Professional Board.

FOR EDUCATORS

NICDAM is registered for the following SACE CPD courses:

NAME OF COURSE CPD POINTS
Library Practise 15
HIV/AIDS Skills Programme for School Teachers 15

quoteThe CPD course I did in Trauma Support and Child Abuse. This course really assisted me in daily work with children going through traumatic events in their lives. It gave me the tools to implement my job better and also I felt more competent in delivering my work as a social worker. I would definitely suggest this course to any social worker that work in the life space of children and trauma.quote

— Mbolelo Madika, Social worker- Tzaneen