Corrections Services Learnerships , Stipend R3500


Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong address and/or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of hand-delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of application.


Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant) and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment.

The FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership in DCS

The opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and workplace behavior and experience within the field of Corrections while earning a stipend of R 3 500 for the twelve months duration of the learnership.

The closing date is 17 May 2019

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for persons from various communities, interests and with appropriate qualifications to enter into Further Education and Training Certificate in the Corrections Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). The learners will be trained in the areas of rehabilitation of offenders through correction and human development in a secure, safe and humane detention or under the community based correctional supervision. English will be used as the medium of instruction.

Basic enlistment requirements:

⦁ South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12/Standard 10 certificate; or
⦁ South Africans who have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4); or
⦁ Applicants with qualifications in Correctional Services Management or Penology must attach their certified copies of these qualifications.

NB: Additional qualification(s) shall not be recognized for the stipend paid or for future remuneration purposes.

Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who:

⦁ Are between 18 and 35 years of age;

⦁ Have strong character;

⦁ Are law-abiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of the pending criminal cases must be provided in the application form;

⦁ The applicants must be prepared to subject themselves to selection processes conducted by DCS;
⦁ The applicants must be prepared to subject themselves to physical training and firearms training conducted by DCS; and

⦁ The applicants must be prepared to disclose information and allow DCS to verify their submitted qualifications, and citizenship.

The FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership

The learnership is outcomes-based and is intended to contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in South Africa.

The Corrections Services Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.

The Learnership Programme shall be presented for a period of one year consisting of:


A ±30% intensive instructional learning theory which is inclusive of firearm, physical and self-defence training will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges. Furthermore free accommodation, meals, training material, uniform (field wear) shall be provided during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training strictly requires the learner to be accommodated on a full time basis at the DCS training colleges.

Workplace Training

This is a ± 70% workplace learning phase that shall take place at the correctional and social centres.

During this phase, learners shall continue receiving a stipend. The learners shall be responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport.
No pension fund, housing allowances, housing subsidy, danger allowance, medical aid or overtime shall be paid by the employer during the theoretical as well as during the practical training phases.

The learner shall be regarded as competent after the successful completion of the instructional learning phase, the workplace learning phase, the final submission of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and the successful external verification by Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA).

Any contravention or deviation from the learnership agreement during the twelve months period shall be dealt with by the DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.

It should be borne in mind that after successful completion of the learnership, learners will receive an FET Certificate in Corrections Services: NQF Level 4 from the Safety and Security Seta (SASSETA). However the Department of Correctional Services does not guarantee permanent employment thereafter.

How to apply

Complete the application form in your own handwriting. Learnership application forms are obtainable from your nearest management area/correctional services offices/correctional centres and regional offices. Forms are also available on the DCS website under “forms” (

Please take note that these forms are not for sale. Report any form of corruption to either the Departmental Investigation Unit Hotline 0800 701 701 or use fax number (

Specify the learnership post which you are applying for (e.g. The FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership in DCS: Gauteng Region: Leeuwkop Ref: G2/2019). Ensure that the application form is fully completed and signed by the applicant (neither by a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant).

Attach certified copies of your matric certificate or equivalent, Identity Document (ID) and proof of residence, an affidavit of the owner of the property if the applicant is not the owner of the property, that are not older than [3] months. No late, incomplete or unsigned application forms shall be accepted. Please ensure that the certification date and the date stamp is the same. Furthermore, photocopies of completed forms, faxed or e-mailed applications shall not be accepted. The closing date is 17 May 2019.

Applicants are directed to apply for the learnership enrolment within the Management Area where they reside and addresses provided will be verified as part of the recruitment and selection processes:

St Albans (Ref: E01/2019)
Amathole (Ref: E02/2019)
Kirkwood (Ref: E03/2019)
East London (Ref: E04/2019)
Sada (Ref: E05/2019)
Cradock (Ref: E06/2019)
Mthatha (Ref: E07/2019)
Postal address:
Regional Commissioner: Eastern Cape
Recruitment Section
Private Bag X9013
East London
Physical address:
Block E Ocean Terrace
Moore Street
East London
Contact Person:
Mr R Modimowagae: (043) 706 8784

Groenpunt (Ref: E08/2019)
Grootvlei (Ref: E09/2019)
Colesberg (Ref: E10/2019)
Kimberley (Ref: E11/2019)
Upington (Ref: E12/2019)
Goedemoed (Ref: E13/2019)
Bizzah Makhate (Ref: E14/2019)
Postal address:
Regional Commissioner: Free State and Northern Cape
Recruitment Section
Private Bag X20530
Physical address:
103 Zastron Street
Agrimed Building
Contact Person:
Mr M Kosana: (051) 404 0277

Leeuwkop (Ref: E15/2019)
Kgoṧi Mampuru II (Ref: E16/2019)
Baviaanspoort (Ref: E17/2019)
Zonderwater (Ref: E18/2019)
Johannesburg (Ref: E19/2019)
Boksburg (Ref: E20/2019)
Modderbee (Ref: E21/2019)
Krugersdorp (Ref: E22/2019)
Postal address:
Regional Commissioner: Gauteng
Recruitment Section
Private Bag X393
Physical address:
4 Ketjen Street
Pretoria West (Kgoṧi Mampuru II Training Centre)
Contact Person:
Ms Sibongile Mkuzangwe: (012) 420 0146

Durban (Ref: E23/2019)
Kokstad (Ref: E24/2019)
Pietermaritzburg (Ref: E25/2019)
Ncome (Ref: E26/2019)
Empangeni (Ref: E27/2019)
Glencoe (Ref: E28/2019)
Waterval (Ref: E29/2019)
Postal address:
Regional Commissioner: Kwazulu Natal
Recruitment Section
Private Bag X9126
Physical address:
1 Eugene Marais Road
Contact Person:
Ms Rajashree Moodley: (033) 355 7359

Polokwane (Ref: E30/2019)
Barberton (Ref: E31/2019)
Bethal (Ref: E32/2019)
Klerksdorp (Ref: E33/2019)
Rooigrond (Ref: E34/2019)
Rustenburg (Ref: E35/2019)
Thohoyandou (Ref: E36/2019)
Witbank (Ref: E37/2019)
Postal address:
Regional Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West
Recruitment Section
Private Bag X142
Physical address:
Johannes Ramokhoase and Paul Kruger Street
198 Masada Building
9th Floor
Contact Person:
Mr Eddie Nhlengethwa: (012) 306 2025

Drakenstein (Ref: E38/2019)
Allandale (Ref: E39/2019)
Brandvlei (Ref: E40/2019)
Pollsmoor (Ref: E41/2019)
Goodwood (Ref: E42/2019)
Southern Cape (Ref: E43/2019)
West Coast (Ref: E44/2019)
Voorberg (Ref: E45/2019)
Overberg (Ref: E46/2019)
Breede River (Ref: E47/2019)
Postal address:
Regional Commissioner: Western Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X1, Edgemead, 7407
Physical address:
Breede River Street
Monte Vista
Contact Person:
Ms Fezile Ngcanga: (021) 550 6078

The Department of Correctional Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the provisions of the Department’s Employment Equity Act shall be taken into consideration in the selection of candidates for enrolment into the learnership. Take note that correspondence shall only be limited to shortlisted candidates and thereafter the successful candidates. Should you not be contacted within [3] months after the closing date of this advertisement, regard your application as being unsuccessful.

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