(Twelve-month duration of the learnership)

STIPEND : An opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the
field of Corrections and earn a stipend of R3738,25 per month
CENTRE : Eastern Cape Region:
St. Albans (Ref No: E01/2022)
Amatole (Ref No: E02/2022)
Kirkwood (Ref No: E03/2022)
East London (Ref No: E04/2022)
Sada (Ref No: E05/2022)
Mthatha (Ref No: E06/2022)
Free State and Northern Cape Region:
Groenpunt (Ref No: E07/2022)
Grootvlei (Ref No: E08/2022)
Colesburg (Ref No: E09/2022)
Kimberley (Ref No: E10/2022)
Upington (Ref No: E11/2022)
Goedemoed (Ref No: E12/2022)
Bizzah Makhate (Ref No: E13/2022)
Gauteng Region:
Leeuwkop (Ref No: E14/2022)
Kgoši Mampuru II (Ref No: E15/2022)
Baviaanspoort (Ref No: E16/2022)
Zonderwater (Ref No: E17/2022)
Johannesburg (Ref No: E18/2022)
Boksburg (Ref No: E19/2022)
Modderbee (Ref No: E20/2022)
Krugersdorp (Ref No: E21/2022)
Kwa-Zulu Natal Region:
Durban (Ref No: E22/2022)
Kokstad (Ref No: E23/2022)
Pietermaritzburg (Ref No: E24/2022)
Ncome (Ref No: E25/2022)
Empangeni (Ref No: E26/2022)
Glencoe (Ref No: E27/2022)
Waterval (Ref No: E28/2022)
Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region:
Polokwane (Ref No: E29/2022)
Barberton (Ref No: E30/2022)
Bethal (Ref No: E31/2022)
Klerksdorp (Ref No: E32/2022)
Rooigrond (Ref No: E33/2022)
Rustenburg (Ref No: E34/2022)
Thohoyandou (Ref No: E35/2022)
Witbank (Ref No: E36/2022)
Western Cape Region:
Drakentstein (Ref No: E37/2022)
Allandale (Ref No: E38/2022)
Brandvlei (Ref No: E39/2022)
Pollsmoor (Ref No: E40/2022)
Goodwood (Ref No: E41/2022)
Southern Cape (Ref No: E42/2022)
West Coast (Ref No: E43/2022)
Voorberg (Ref No: E44/2022)
Overberg (Ref No: E45/2022)
Breede River (Ref No: E46/2022)
REQUIREMENTS : Basic enlistment requirements: South Africans who are in possession of the
Grade 12 or National Senior Certificate; South Africans who have successfully
completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4); or
South Africans who have successfully completed a further Education and
Training Certificate (NQF Level 4). Candidates with an additional
qualification(s) i.e. certificate / diploma / degree / trade certificate in the
following fields are encouraged to apply: Corrections / Penology / Criminology,
Agriculture (including Agriculture Economists, Agriculture Engineering,
Agriculture Management, Animal Health Technicians, Animal Production, Plant

Production), Artisans (all fields, especially Baker/Pastry Maker, Boiler Maker,
Bricklayer, Cabinet maker, Construction Carpenter, Electrician, Fitter and
Turner, Furniture Machinist/Polisher, Gunsmith, Locksmith, Millwright, Painter,
Patternmaker, Plumber, Sheet Metal, Spray Painting, Tool and Die Maker,
Upholstery, Welder, Wood Machinist), Construction Health and Safety
Technicians, Food Processing (General Abattoir Processes, Meat Inspector /
Examination, Processed and Preserved Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables),
Graphic Designers, Two-way Radio Communication Technicians, Textile
Designing (Garment Makers/Tailor/Seamster, Footwear Design and Shoe
Making). Additional qualification(s) shall not be recognized for the stipend paid
or for future remuneration purposes. Applicants will be expected to undergo a
physical fitness test and medical examination (including a drug test) as part of
the selection process. Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who:
Are between 21 and 35 years old; Have strong character; Are physically fit and
mentally resilient; Are willing to disclose the information required to process
their applications; Are prepared to undergo personnel suitability checks related
to their background, citizenship, qualifications and criminal record; Are lawabiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of pending /
decided criminal cases related to the applicant must be provided in the
application form); and Are prepared to subject themselves to selection
processes conducted by the DCS. The FET Certificate in Corrections Services
Learnership NQF 4. The learnership is outcome-based and is intended to
contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in the Department and in
South Africa. The Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement
between the employer, learner and service provider. The Corrections Services
Learnership Programme shall be presented for a period of one year consisting
of: ± 30% theoretical or instructional learning and ± 70% workplace learning.
Theory The ±30% intensive instructional learning theory shall, in addition to
other theoretical modules, include firearm training as well as physical and selfdefence training which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges.
Free accommodation, meals, training material and uniform shall be provided
during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training requires the
learner to be strictly accommodated on a full-time basis at the training college.
Workplace Training This ± 70% workplace learning takes place at the
Correctional Centres and Social Reintegration / Community Corrections
Offices. During this phase, learners continue to receive a stipend. The learners
shall be responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport. No
pension fund, housing allowance, housing subsidy, danger allowance, medical
aid or overtime shall be provided by the employer during the theoretical as well
as during the practical training. 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 the Safety and Security
Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA). Any contravention or
deviation from the learnership agreement during the twelve-month period shall
be dealt with by the DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills
Development Act, 97 of 1998. After successful completion of the learnership,
successful learners will receive an FET Certificate in Correctional Services
(NQF Level 4). However, the Department of Correctional Services does not
guarantee permanent employment on completion of the qualification.
ENQUIRIES : Eastern Cape Region: Mr Ndlela HH Tel No: (043) 706 7834/ Ms Myataza Z
(043) 706 7866/ Ms Mgugudo N Tel No: (043) 706 7882/ Mr Ndonyela N (043)
706 7883.
Free State and Northern Cape Region: Mr Gouws W/ Ms Mkuni NJ Tel No:
(051) 404 0268/ Ms Molutsoane N/ Ms. Moreki-Rathaba MP/ Ms. Ramncwana
B Tel No: (051) 404 0283.
Gauteng Region: Mr De Bruin CR Tel No: (012) 420 0181/ Mr Masango SS
(012) 420 0173/ Ms Feni SAP Tel No: (012) 420 0173/ Ms Makwarela P (012)
420 0179.
Kwa-Zulu Natal Region: Mr Somaru RK Tel No: (033) 355 7365/ Ms Mchunu
GJ (033) 355 7386/ Ms Mkhize AL (033) 355 7370/ Mr Khumalo SB (033) 033
355 7368.
Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region: Ms Sibiya MK Tel No: (012)
306 2025/ Mr Ziqubu Z Tel No: (012) 306 2025/ Ms Nomvela PM Tel No: (012)
306 2033/ Ms Lekhuleni TD Tel No: (012) 306 2034.

Western Cape Region: Ms NA Mdladlamba Tel No: (021) 550 6014/ Ms A
Reddy Tel No: (021) 550 6059/ Mr BD Tsewu Tel No: (021) 550 6052/ Ms NC
Sotyibi Tel No: (021)550 6054.

APPLICATIONS : The physical address of the DCS offices where application forms may be
obtained will be indicated on the official website: under
The Regional Offices address and contact details are indicated below.
Eastern Cape Region: The Regional Commissioner Eastern Cape.
Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9013, East London. Alternatively, applications
may be handed in at Moore Street, Block E Ocean Terrance, Quigney, East
London, 5211
Free State and Northern Cape Region: The Regional Commissioner Free
State and Northern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X20530, Bloemfontein,

  1. Alternatively, applications may be handed in at 103 Zastron Street,
    Agrimed Building, Bloemfontein, 9300
    Gauteng Region: The Regional Commissioner Gauteng, Recruitment
    Section, P/Bag X393, Pretoria, 0001. Alternatively, applications may be
    handed in at 04 Ketjen Street, Pretoria West (Kgoši Mampuru II, Training
    Kwa-Zulu Natal Region: The Regional Commissioner: Kwa-Zulu Natal,
    Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg, 3201. Alternatively,
    applications may be handed in at Correctional Services, Eugene Marais Road,
    Napierville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.
    Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region: The Regional
    Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West, Recruitment Section,
    P/Bag X142, Pretoria, 0001. Alternatively, applications may be handed in at
    Cnr Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) & Paul Kruger Street, 196 Masada,
    Building, 09th Floor, Pretoria
    Western Cape Region: The Regional Commissioner Western Cape,
    Recruitment Section, P/Bag X14, Goodwood, 7459. Alternatively, applications
    may be handed in at Peninsula Drive, Monte Vista, 7460.
    CLOSING DATE : 31 January 2023
    NOTE : Complete the Corrections Learnership application form 2022/23. The
    application form can be obtained at the nearest Management Area/Community
    Corrections/Correctional Centres/ Regional Offices and/or Head Office. The
    forms are also available on the DCS website ( under “Forms”.
    Please take note that these forms are not for sale. Please report any form of
    corruption to the Departmental Investigation Unit Hotline on 0800 701 701 or
    fax number 012 323 7901. Specify the learnership reference number which you
    are applying for (e.g. KwaZulu Natal Region: Durban (Ref E22/2022). Ensure
    that the application form is fully completed and signed by the applicant (not by
    a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant). Use the correct reference
    number for the management area to which you are applying in the applicable
    block on the application form. The reference numbers are indicated further
    below. Attach copies of your qualifications and identity document. Only
    shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of
    qualifications and identity document. No late, incomplete or unsigned
    application forms shall be accepted. Furthermore, photocopies of completed
    forms, faxed or e-mailed applications shall not be accepted. Taking into
    consideration that you have to provide your own transport and accommodation
    during your experiential learning, you are advised to apply for learnership
    enrolment within the Management Area close to where you reside.
    The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for youth from various communities with
    appropriate qualifications to enter into the training towards acquiring the Further Education and Training
    (FET) Certificate in 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. Enrolment in the learnership does not guarantee permanent employment in the

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