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Government Learnerships 2022-2023 | Application, Dates, Form and Requirements


Official ZA Government Learnerships 2022-2023 | How to Apply

We are pleased as we keep you informed about South Africa Government Learnerships 2022-2023, read full Application Dates, Form and Requirements

Most of the Government Departments offer students opportunities for bursaries and Government Learnerships 2022-2023. The development of the youth will assist in stabilizing the economy while aiding in delivering a skilled workforce within the country.

Their learnership programs encourage unemployed, educated students the chance to build on their experience and skills. Most of the internships provided are for a duration of 12 months or longer. They do not usually include accommodation or transport, but will give learners a monthly stipend. Candidates are, however, urged to apply with Government Departments in their Provinces.

The learnership programs provide practical, as well as theoretical experience for successful candidates. These programs are based on the scarce skills shortages within South Africa. With the completion of their learnerships, some candidates may be offered a permanent position, where others will be skilled and experienced enough to enter the workforce, in other sectors of the country.

Government Learnerships Available

There are frequent learnerships within the different sectors of Government.

The following departments may have learnerships available each year:

  • Department of Basic Education Learnerships
  • Department of Higher Education Learnerships
  • Department of Arts & Culture Learnerships
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Learnerships
  • Department of Defense Learnerships
  • Department of Communications Learnerships
  • Department of Correctional Services Learnerships
  • Department of Traditional Affairs Learnerships
  • Department of Environmental Affairs Learnerships
  • Department of Economic Development Learnerships
  • Department of Energy Learnerships
  • Department of Labor Learnerships
  • Department of Home Affairs Learnershipss
  • Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Learnerships
  • Department of Home Settlements Learnerships
  • Department of International Relations and Cooperation Learnerships
  • Department of Health Kwa Zulu Natal Learnerships
  • Department of Health Polokwane Learnerships
  • Department of Health North West Learnerships
  • Department of Independent Police and Investigative Directorate Learnerships
  • Department of Government Communications and Information System Learnerships
  • Department of National Treasury Learnerships
  • Department of Mineral Resources Learnerships
  • Department of Public Works Learnerships
  • Department of Public Service and Administration Learnerships
  • Department of Public Enterprises Learnerships
  • Department of SA Police Services Learnerships
  • Department of Social Development Learnerships
  • Department of Development and Land Reform Learnerships
  • Department of Science and Technology Learnerships
  • Department of Statistics South Africa Learnerships
  • Department of Small Business Development Learnerships
  • Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa Learnerships
  • Department of Revenue Services South Africa Learnerships
  • Department of Transport Learnerships
  • Department of Trade and Industry Learnerships
  • Department of Tourism Learnerships
  • Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Learnerships
  • Department of Water and Sanitation Learnerships
  • Department of Traditional Affairs Learnerships

Government Learnerships Requirements

Candidates must usually be between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age, depending on the Department they apply to.  Candidates must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact details, contactable references as well as any information they feel may be pertinent to their application.  Please also include certified copies of all relevant certificates, ID, and proof of address no older than three months.  Candidates must be permanent South African residents and citizens. Candidates are usually only allowed to do one learnership, through one of the Departments. Candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply to all Departments of Government.

Candidates will also require to the following:

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • English – read, write and speak
  • Proficiency in one other National Language
  • All candidates must be Computer literate
  • Candidates must not have a permanent employment
  • Be self-motivated and a team player
  • Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work
  • All candidates must be able to work under pressure
  • Candidates must be innovative, professional, honest, ethical and a great listener

Government Learnerships  Application Process

Learnerships online applications processes are made available during the year, depending on the Department.  Some of these learnership application forms can only be collected at the Departments involved. Most of the Government learnerships will be processed on a Z83 application form. This form must be accompanied by all relevant documentation.

Candidates must ensure that they complete the application form fully and sign it before sending it in. Any forms that are missing information, a signature, a date or documentation, will be disqualified. Any late entries will not be looked at. Qualifications and details will be verified. Successful candidates will be contacted and an interview arranged. If you have not heard anything within 3 weeks to 3 months after closing dates, you can assume your application was unsuccessful. Applications that are faxed or e-mailed will not be considered.

Learnerships by each Department of Government are advertised as they come available yearly. Candidates can also find more information with their Departments of Labor, of University Campus Career Centers. For any additional information concerning any of these Departments learnerships, candidates can also contact the Government helpdesk.


011 355 5463

Closing dates will differ in accordance with each Department.

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  1. Hi I’m Junior Mdakane (8510275991081) about to turn 36 this year simply looking to make a change in my country, currently unemployed and doing training in Business Management with nyda previous experience in Hospitality management (senior level)but looking to invest myself in upgrading my education whilst working,good ethics, highly focused learnership from the government would be a blessing if I may say and a previlage thanks.

  2. May you please assist me with the learnership programme im a current student at Unisa studying towards diploma in corrections management and i am unemployed im from Midrand in Johannesburg

    • Hy l’m Lydia Mathibe l’m 22 yrs old l passed my matric 2019.l’m interested in Learneship.l’m from Rusternburg North west


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