DCS Learnership 2023 Application is Now Open!

It’s the most waiting learnership opportunity for most South African students. We are waiting for an opening application for the Department of Correction Services Learnership for about the last five years. Today is good news for all. DPSA has just released DPSA Circular 01 of 2023, the first public service vacancies document in 2023.

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Inside the DPSA vacancies document, we found joyful information that the Department of Correction Services (DCS) is now opening learnership applications for 2023. The DCS is hiring youth South Africans from various backgrounds with relevant qualifications to join the training program to pursue the Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate through Correctional Services Learnership (NQF Level 4).

The successful candidates will be trained in the rehabilitation areas through correction and human development in secure, safe, and human detention or under community-based correctional supervision. The learnership training programme will be conducted in the English language. Although you successfully participate in this learnership programme, it doesn’t mean you will be hired as a permanent employee in the DCS or other government institutions.

DCS Learnership Programme 2023

Programme Name: The FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership in DCS (NQF Level 4)
Learnership Duration: 12 months
Monthly Stipend: DCS Learnership stipend will be R3738,25 per month.

DCS Learnership Requirements

Before applying for DCS Learnership 2023, you must meet the learnership requirements listed below.

  • You are South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12 or National Senior Certificate;
  • You are South Africans who have completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4) or completed a Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate (NQF Level 4);
  • You are South African with a diploma/degree certificate in these fields of study: 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).
  • Applicants must undergo physical and medical tests (including a drug test) as part of the selection process;
  • Applicants are they are in between 21 and 35 years;
  • Applicants must have strong character, and be fit physically and mentally; and
  • Applicants must be clear in criminal records.
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DCS Learnership 2023 Benefits

Here are some benefits for learners during the DCS Learnership Programme 2023:

  • Learners will receive about 30% theoretical or instructional learning and 70% workplace learning;
  • Learners will get free accommodation, meals, training materials, and uniforms during the programme;
  • Learners will receive a monthly stipend; and
  • Successful learners will receive a FET Certificate in Correctional Services (NQF Level 4).

DCS Learnership Applications

To apply for DCS Learnership 2023, here are the step by step:

  • First, you need to download DCS application form here;
  • Complete the application form and hand deliver it to the DCS regional office close to you;

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

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

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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.

  • You must indicate the learnership reference number based on the location that you are applying for. Example: Gauteng Region: Leeuwkop (Ref No: E14/2022). It’s recommended to apply for learnership within the Management Area close to location you reside. List of region is available below.

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)

  • Make sure that your application form is fully completed and signed by you;
  • Ensure you 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 must be included;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and identity document.
  • Application form submission couldn’t be late, incomplete, or unsigned;
  • Taking into consideration that you have to provide your own transport and accommodation
    during your experiential learning.
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DCS Learnership 2023 closing date is at 31 January 2023.

Learnership Inquiries

If you have any questions or need further assistance for the DCS Learnership Programme 2023, you can contact the available correspondence below.

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.