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Department of Correctional Services Learnership 2023


Department of Correctional Services Learnership 2023

The Fet Certificate In Corrections Services Learnership In DCS (NQF Level 4)


Learnership Duration: 12 Months



  • R3738.25

An opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the field of Corrections and earn a stipend of R3738.25 per month. 


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)

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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)

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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)

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Disclaimer: Mzansi Press is not the official poster of this job. This job was collected from the recently updated South African government jobs in circular 1 of 2023

Basic Requirements

  • Must have Grade 12

Basic enlistment requirements: South Africans who are in possession of 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 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, and 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)

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  • 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 laws-abiding 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 self-defense training which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges.

Free accommodation, meals, training materials, and uniforms 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% of 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 a FET Certificate in Correctional Services (NQF Level 4). However, the Department of Correctional Services does not guarantee permanent employment on completion of the qualification.

For more info contact (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) 420 018

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.


The physical address of the DCS offices where application forms may be obtained will be indicated on the official website: under “Forms”. 

Download DCS Application Form

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, 9300. 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 Centre)

  • 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

Bonus: Click the button link below to view all available vacancies in the recent updated Circular 1 of 2023.


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