How to Apply for Military Skills Development Programme 2021-2022

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How to Apply for Military Skills Development Programme 2021-2022 (Army, Air Force, Navy and Defence Intelligence)

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If you want to follow a career in the military, the South African National Defence Force (SANF) offers young, fit and mentally strong citizens the chance to follow a military career by joining the Military Skills Development System (MSDS).

The MSDS is a Department of Defence programme that serves as the entry-level platform for young South Africans who want to follow a career in the South African National Defence Force.

If you are selected to join the South African National Defence Force through the MSDS, you will undergo an initial period of two years voluntary service. In the first year, you will receive military training and further functional training. In the second year, you will be deployed where needed. During the deployment, you will get an opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop your skills. After the 2 years, you will either continue as part of the Reserve Force or receive a contract offer to join the Regular Force.

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Selected members with the required academic qualifications are also sent to universities or the Military Academy.

To qualify for the MSDS programme, you should:

Be a South African citizen.

Be aged between 18 and 22 years (Graduates up to the age of 26 years).

Be currently busy with the National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or have completed it.

Not be area bound.

Have no record of a criminal offence.

Be preferably single.

Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the South African National Defence Force.

Be prepared to do Basic Military Training, Functional Training and to serve in uniform.

Requirements to join the South African Air Force (SAAF), Navy (SAN) and the Military Health Service (SAMHS) may differ to that of the SA Army, please contact the SANDF to at 021 787 1144 to find out more.

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In the first 2 years of voluntary service, you can expect to receive the following training.

First Year of Military Skills Development Service:

Basic military training and functional training.

Corps specific training.

Participation in practical military exercises.

Combat ready training exercises.

Selection of junior leaders.

Second Year of Military Skills Development Service:

Junior leaders (Officers) receive leader group corps training.

Undergo Young Officers Formative training.

Selection of Officers to study at the Military Academy.

Focus on utilisation and deployment of Military Skills Development System troops.

Military Skills Development System members will receive wages for the duration of their two year full-time training and utilisation.

If you are interested in joining the Military Skills Development System, you can contact the SANDFā€™s Western Cape recruitment offices at 021 787 1144, or you can contact SANDFā€™s head office at (012) 355 6999 or via email atĀ info@dod.mil.za.

What kind of training can you expect?

In the first 2 years of voluntary service, you can expect to receive the following training.

First Year of Military Skills Development Service

  • Basic military training and functional training.
  • Corps specific training.
  • Participation in practical military exercises.
  • Combat ready training exercises.
  • Selection of junior leaders.

Second Year of Military Skills Development Service

  • Junior leaders (Officers) are receiving leader group corps training.
  • Undergo Young Officers Formative training.
  • Selection of Officers to study at the Military Academy.
  • Focus on utilisation and deployment of Military Skills Development System troops.

More information

Military Skills Development System members will receive wages for the duration of their two-year full-time training and utilisation.

If you are interested in joining the Military Skills Development System, you can contact SANDF’s Western Cape recruitment offices at 021 787 1144, or you can contact SANDF’s head office at (012) 355 6999 or via email atĀ info@dod.mil.za.

Requirements for theĀ MSDS programme

To qualify for the MSDS programme, you have to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a South African citizen only. (No dual citizenship).
  • Grade 12 Applicants must be between the ages of 18 ā€“ 22 years.
  • Graduates and/or other Tertiary Qualification up to the age of 26 years.
  • Completed Grade 12 with (Average of 50% or level 4) (Mathematics and Science will be advantageous).
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 17 excluded Life Orientation (LO).
  • Leadership potential.
  • Not to be area bound.
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment (Minimum height Females 148cm, Males 155cm and Minimum weight Females 48kg, Males 52kg (Within average height/weight ratio.

How to apply

Applicants have to complete an application form for the army, navy or air force and submit it with the following certified documents:

  • Copy of ID,
  • copy of Grade 12 certificate/statement of results,
  • highest achieved qualifications (e.g. Degree, National Diploma or N6), and
  • a short CV.

Once your application form is completed, and all your documents have been certified, you can post it to:

SA Army HQ
Chief Directorate Army Corporate Services
Directorate Army Human Resource
Private Bag X 981
PretoriaĀ 0001

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  1. Carlien Mellett says:

    I cannot seem to get the application form downloaded for the MSDS programme 2022.
    Kindly sent it via email to me.

    Regards

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