Department of Correctional Services Learnerships 2023

Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Learnerships 2023/2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Learnerships programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for the Learnerships programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Learnerships programmes at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) for 2023/2024 and how to apply.

A Learnerships Programmes can be described as a training programme that consists of both theoretical and practical elements. It offers a way for you to gain work experience, as well as an NQF registered qualification. This relates directly to an occupation or field of work.

Department of Correctional Services (DCS) invites South African unemployed youth to apply for Learnership Programme 2023.

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for youth from various communities with appropriate qualifications to enter into the training towards acquiring the 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.

Position Title: FET certificate in Corrections Services Learnership in dcs (nqf level 4)

Stipend: R3738,25 per month

Duration: 12 Months contract

Education Requirements:

  • Grade 12 / National Senior Certificate;
  • or National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4);
  • or Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF Level 4).

Candidates with an additional qualification(s) 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)

Please note: Additional qualification(s) will not be recognized for the stipend paid or for future remuneration purposes.

Further Applicant Requirements:

  • 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);
  • Are prepared to subject themselves to selection processes conducted by the DCS.

Management Areas and Reference Numbers (Please clearly indicate the Reference Number in your Application form)

Eastern Cape Region:

  1. St. Albans (Ref No: E01/2022)
  2. Amatole (Ref No: E02/2022)
  3. Kirkwood (Ref No: E03/2022)
  4. East London (Ref No: E04/2022)
  5. Sada (Ref No: E05/2022)
  6. Mthatha (Ref No: E06/2022)
  7. Free State and Northern Cape Region:
  8. Groenpunt (Ref No: E07/2022)
  9. Grootvlei (Ref No: E08/2022)
  10. Colesburg (Ref No: E09/2022)
  11. Kimberley (Ref No: E10/2022)
  12. Upington (Ref No: E11/2022)
  13. Goedemoed (Ref No: E12/2022)
  14. Bizzah Makhate (Ref No: E13/2022)

Gauteng Region:

  1. Leeuwkop (Ref No: E14/2022)
  2. Kgoši Mampuru II (Ref No: E15/2022)
  3. Baviaanspoort (Ref No: E16/2022)
  4. Zonderwater (Ref No: E17/2022)
  5. Johannesburg (Ref No: E18/2022)
  6. Boksburg (Ref No: E19/2022)
  7. Modderbee (Ref No: E20/2022)
  8. Krugersdorp (Ref No: E21/2022)
  9. Kwa-Zulu Natal Region:
  10. Durban (Ref No: E22/2022)
  11. Kokstad (Ref No: E23/2022)
  12. Pietermaritzburg (Ref No: E24/2022)
  13. Ncome (Ref No: E25/2022)
  14. Empangeni (Ref No: E26/2022)
  15. Glencoe (Ref No: E27/2022)
  16. Waterval (Ref No: E28/2022)

Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region:

  1. Polokwane (Ref No: E29/2022)
  2. Barberton (Ref No: E30/2022)
  3. Bethal (Ref No: E31/2022)
  4. Klerksdorp (Ref No: E32/2022)
  5. Rooigrond (Ref No: E33/2022)
  6. Rustenburg (Ref No: E34/2022)
  7. Thohoyandou (Ref No: E35/2022)
  8. Witbank (Ref No: E36/2022)

Western Cape Region:

  1. Drakentstein (Ref No: E37/2022)
  2. Allandale (Ref No: E38/2022)
  3. Brandvlei (Ref No: E39/2022)
  4. Pollsmoor (Ref No: E40/2022)
  5. Goodwood (Ref No: E41/2022)
  6. Southern Cape (Ref No: E42/2022)
  7. West Coast (Ref No: E43/2022)
  8. Voorberg (Ref No: E44/2022)
  9. Overberg (Ref No: E45/2022)
  10. Breede River (Ref No: E46/2022)

How to apply

Download Application Form

Use the correct reference number for the management area to which you are applying in the applicable block on the application form. Attach copies of your qualifications and identity document.

NB. The documents Need not to be certified, Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and identity document.

Send Applications to the relavent Address:

Eastern Cape Region:

Post to: The Regional Commissioner Eastern Cape. Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9013, East London.

or Handed in at: Moore Street, Block E Ocean Terrance, Quigney, East London, 5211


Free State and Northern Cape Region:

Post to: The Regional Commissioner Free State and Northern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X20530, Bloemfontein, 9300.

or Handed in at: 103 Zastron Street, Agrimed Building, Bloemfontein, 9300


Gauteng Region:

Post to: The Regional Commissioner Gauteng, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X393, Pretoria, 0001.

or Handed in at: 04 Ketjen Street, Pretoria West (Kgoši Mampuru II, Training Centre)


Kwa-Zulu Natal Region:

Post to: The Regional Commissioner: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.

or Handed in at: Correctional Services, Eugene Marais Road, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.


Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region:

Post to: The Regional Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X142, Pretoria, 0001.

or Handed in at: Cnr Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) & Paul Kruger Street, 196 Masada, Building, 09th Floor, Pretoria


Western Cape Region:

Post to: The Regional Commissioner Western Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X14, Goodwood, 7459.

or Handed in at Peninsula Drive, Monte Vista, 7460

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

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