The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has a main objective and purpose- to ensure that all learners of the province receive values, skills and knowledge so that they can one-day become a valuable contribution to society. With eight districts of education, the Western Cape has more that 35 000 educators and enrols over 100 000 students each year.


The WCED is offering a 24-month programme for candidates up to the age of 34 years. This programme will allow the individuals to learn practical work experience, with successful individuals receiving a R6 083.70 monthly stipend. Preference will be given to individuals with disabilities and females.

Location: Western Cape
Duration: 2 years
Stipend: R6 083.70 per-month (after successful evaluation)

Key Performance Areas of the Programme:
The candidates will have the responsibility of aiding the staff with office duties such as data entry, research filing and general coordination as well as rendering general admin support in the selected office.
The WCED provide these following district opportunities with these requirements:
Head Office:
1) Directorate: Financial Accounting
Requirements: Bachelor of Technology in Accounting/ Financial Management
Posts Available: 2

2) Directorate: Service Benefits
Requirements: Industrial Psychology/Human Resources Management
Posts Available: 1

3) Directorate: GET Curriculum
Requirements: Project Management/Financial Management
Posts Available: 1

4) Directorate: Curriculum FET
Requirements: Project/Administration/Financial Management
Posts Available: 1

5) Directorate: Business Strategy and Stakeholder Management
Requirements: Project Management
Posts Available: 1

6) Directorate: Employee Relations
Requirements: Human Resource/LLB/Labour Relations Management
Posts: 2

7) Directorate: Recruitment and Selection
Requirements: Human Resource Management
Posts Available: 1

8) Directorate: Internal Control
Requirements: Financial Management/ Accounting/Auditing
Posts Available: 2

9) Directorate: Procurement Management
Requirements: Public Management, Auditing/Financial Accounting
Posts Available: 2

Rural Districts:
1) District Office: Cape Winelands
Requirements: Human Resource/Financial Management
Posts Available: 1

2) District Office: Eden and Central Karoo
Requirements: Financial Management/Accounting
Posts Available: 1

3) District Office: Overberg
Requirements: Financial/ Office Management and Technology
Posts Available: 1

4) District Office: West Coast
Requirements: Financial Management
Posts Available: 1

Metro Districts:
1) District Office: Metro Central
Requirements: LLB, Labour Relations/Financial Management, Accounting
Posts Available : 1

2) District Office: Metro East
Requirements: Financial Management/Accounting
Posts Available: 1

3) District Office: Metro North
Requirements: Financial Management/Accounting
Posts Available: 1

4) District Office: Metro South
Requirements: Office/Project Management and Technology
Posts Available: 1


Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Age requirement: not older than 34 years old
  • Education requirement: must have completed a A Diploma/ Degree (NQF 6/7) in any of the following: Accounting and Auditing; Public/ Office/ Labor Relations/ Human Resources/ Financial/ Project Management; Development and Technology; Financial Management Systems; LLB/ Labour Relations Management
  • Must be computer literate in all MS Offices, Internet and e-mail systems
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Must have good listening skills
  • Must have the ability to process/gather information


Applications must be done online via the WCED Internship applications page

After you have completed the application, you are required to submit the following documentation via email to: tasneem.roux@wced.info

  • Completed Z83 form
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copy of relevant qualifications
  • Certified copy of RSA Identity Document
  • Certified copy of academic results from the institution

– Certified copies/ faxes that are older than 3 months will NOT be accepted
– The WCED is will NOT cover costs pertaining to relocation/ travelling/ subsistence
– Shortlisted candidates will be contacted ONLY.
– If you do not hear a response by 20 March 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact their Head Office directly:

Name: Ms. T Roux
Telephone number: 021 467 2577
Email address: tasneem.roux@wced.info

Name: Ms. M Jita
Telephone number: 021 467 2224
Email address: masivelane.jita@westerncape.gov.za