Department of Correctional Services: Learnership Programme 2019

Duration: 12 Months
Stipend: R3500.00

The DCS is looking for persons from various communities, interests and with appropriate qualifications to enter into a Further Education and Training Certificate in the Corrections Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). The function of these trainees shall be to contribute towards the rehabilitation of offenders through correction and human development in secure, safe and humane detention or under the community-based correctional supervision.

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

  • South Africans who have successfully completed a Further Education and Training Certificate NQF (Level 4).

Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who

  1. Are between 21 and 35 years of age;

  2. Have a strong character;

  3. Are law-abiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of the pending criminal cases must be provided during the selection process).

The FET Certificate In Corrections Services Learnership

The learnership is outcome-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-defense training, which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges. Free accommodation, meals, training material, uniform (field wear and tracksuit) shall be provided during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training strictly requires the learner to be accommodated at the Training College on a full-time basis.

Workplace Training

This is a ± 70% workplace learning phase that shall take place at the Correctional and Social Reintegration Centres / Units. Please note that this will entail duties related to the rehabilitation and provision of security to offenders.

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 allowance, 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 declared 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 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.

On completion of the learnership, learners will receive an FET Certificate in Corrections Services:

NQF 4. However the Department of Correctional Services does not guarantee permanent employment thereafter.

How To Apply

Download Application Form

Complete the application form in your own handwriting. Specify the learnership post which you are applying for (e.g. DCS Corrections Service Learnership: Gauteng Region: Leeuwkop (Ref GP02). The application must be signed by the applicant (neither by a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant).

Attach certified copies of your certificates and ID that are not older than 3 months.

Neither late, incomplete nor unsigned application forms shall be accepted. Furthermore, no photocopies of completed forms, faxed nor e-mailed applications shall be accepted.

Taking into consideration that you have to provide your own transport and accommodation during your experiential learning, you are therefore advised to apply for learnership enrolment within the Region or Management Area closest to your place of residence. The application forms with the accompanying documents can be hand-delivered or posted to the following addresses:

Eastern Cape
  1. St. Albans (E01  /  2019)

  2. Amathole(E02 /  2019)

  3. Kirkwood(E03 /  2019)

  4. East London (E04 /  2019)

  5. Sada (E05 /  2019)

  6. Cradock (E06 /  2019)

  7. Umthatha (E07 /  2019)

Postal Address:

Regional Commissioner Eastern Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X9013, East London 5200

Physical Address:

Block E Ocean Terrance, Moore Street, Quigney, East London 5200

Mr R Modimowagae – 043 706 8784

Free State and Northern Cape

(Ref: E08 / 2019)


(Ref: E09 / 2019)


(Ref: E10 / 2019)


(Ref: E11 / 2019)


(Ref: E12 / 2019)


(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


(Ref: E15 / 2019)

Kgoi Mampuru II

(Ref: E16 / 2019)


(Ref: E17 / 2019)


(Ref: E18 / 2019)


(Ref: E19 / 2019)


(Ref: E20 / 2019)


(Ref: E21 / 2019)


(Ref: E22 / 2019)

Postal address:
Regional Commissioner: Gauteng
Recruitment Section
Private Bag X393

Physical address:
4 Ketjen Street
Pretoria West

(Kgoi Mampuru II Training Centre)

Contact person: Ms Sibongile Mkuzangwe
012 420 0146

KwaZulu Natal
  1. Durban (E23 / 2019)

  2. Kokstad (E24 / 2019)

  3. Pietermaritzburg (E25 / 2019)

  4. Ncome (Ref: E26 / 2019)

  5. Empangeni (E27 / 2019)

  6. Glencoe (E28 / 2019)

  7. Waterval (E29 / 2019)

Postal Address:

Regional Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal, Recruitment Section, P / Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg 3200.

Postal Address:

Correctional Services, 01 Eugene Marie Road, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg 3200

(Rajashree Moodley: 033 355 7360)

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
  1. Polokwane (E30 / 2019)

  2. Barberton (E31 / 2019)

  3. Bethal (E32 / 2019)

  4. Klerksdorp (E33 / 2019)

  5. Rooigrond (E34 / 2019)

  6. Rustenburg (E35 / 2019)

  7. Thohoyandou (E36 / 2019)

  8. Witbank (E37 / 2019)

Postal Address:

Regional Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North-West, Recruitment Section, P / Bag X142, Pretoria 0001.

Postal Address:

Proes & Paul Kruger Street

198 Masada Building, 9th Floor, Pretoria, 0001

(Eddie Nhlengethwa: 012 306 2025)

Western Cape
  1. West Coast(E38 / 2019)

  2. Drakenstein(E39 / 2019)

  3. Allandale( E40 / 2019)

  4. Brandvlei (E41 / 2019)

  5. Pollsmoor(E42 / 2019)

  6. Goodwood(E43 / 2019)

  7. Southern Cape(E44 / 2019)

  8. Voorberg (E45 / 2019)

  9. Overberg (E46 / 2019)

  10. Breede River(E47 / 2019)

Postal Address:

Regional Commisioner: Western Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X1, Edgemead, 7407

Postal Address:

Breede River Street, Monte Vista

(Fezile Ngcanga: 021 550 6078)

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