Corrections Services Learnership in DCS: The Department of Correctional Services in South Africa

The FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership in DCS (NQF Level 4)
An opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the field of Corrections and earn
a stipend of R3738,25 per month for the twelve-month duration of the learnership.
The Department of Correctional Services
(DCS) is looking for youth from various
communities with appropriate qualifications to enter into the training towards acquiring the Further Education and Training (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. English will be used as the medium
of instruction.
Enrolment in the learnership does not
guarantee permanent employment in the
Basic enlistment requirements:
• South Africans who are in possession of the Grade 12 or National Senior Certificate;
• South Africans who have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF
Level 4); or
• South Africans who have successfully completed a further Education
and Training Certificate (NQF Level
NB: Candidates with an additional qualification(s) i.e. certificate / diploma / degree / trade certificate 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)
Additional qualification(s) shall not be
recognized for the stipend paid or for future remuneration purposes.
Applicants will be expected to undergo a
physical fitness test and medical examination (including a drug test) as part of
the selection process.
Furthermore, applicants must be
South Africans who:
i. Are between 21 and 35 years old;
ii. Have strong character;
iii. Are physically fit and mentally resilient;
iv. Are willing to disclose the information required to process their
v. Are prepared to undergo personnel
suitability checks related to their
background, citizenship, qualifications and criminal record;
vi. Are law-abiding citizens and are
without criminal records (particulars of pending / decided criminal
cases related to the applicant must
be provided in the application
form); and
vii. Are prepared to subject themselves to selection processes conducted by the DCS.
The FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership NQF 4.
The learnership is outcome-based and is
intended to contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in the Department
and in South Africa.
The Learnership is based on a legally
binding agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.
The Corrections Services Learnership
Programme shall be presented for a
period of one year consisting of:
± 30% theoretical or instructional learning
and ± 70% workplace learning.
The ±30% intensive instructional learning
theory shall, in addition to other theoretical modules, include firearm training as
well as physical and self-defence training
which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges. Free accommodation, meals, training material and uniform shall be provided during this training
phase. The obligatory theoretical training
requires the learner to be strictly accommodated on a full-time basis at the training college.
Workplace Training
This ± 70% workplace learning takes
place at the Correctional Centres and Social Reintegration / Community Corrections Offices.
During this phase, learners continue to
receive a stipend. The learners shall be
responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport.
No pension fund, housing allowance,
housing subsidy, danger allowance,
medical aid or overtime shall be provided
by the employer during the theoretical as
well as during the practical training.
The learner shall be regarded as competent after the successful completion of the
instructional learning phase, the workplace learning phase, the final submission of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE)
and the successful external verification
by the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA).
Any contravention or deviation from the
learnership agreement during the twelvemonth period shall be dealt with by the
DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and
18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of
After successful completion of the learnership, successful learners will receive an
FET Certificate in Correctional Services
(NQF Level 4). However, the Department of Correctional Services does
not guarantee permanent employment
on completion of the qualification.
How to apply:

  1. Complete the Corrections Learnership application form 2022/23. The
    application form can be obtained at
    the nearest Management
    Area/Community Corrections/Correctional Centres/ Regional Offices
    and/or Head Office. The forms are
    also available on the DCS website
    ( under “Opportunities” and click on “Forms”.
    Please take note that these forms
    are not for sale. Please report any
    form of corruption to the Departmental Investigation Unit Hotline on
    0800 701 701 or fax number 012
    323 7901.
  2. Specify the learnership reference
    number which you are applying for
    (e.g. KwaZulu Natal Region: Durban (Ref E22/2022). Ensure that
    the application form is fully completed and signed by the applicant
    (not by a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant).
    NB: Use the correct reference number for the management area to
    which you are applying in the applicable block on the application form.
    The reference numbers are indicated further below.
  3. Attach copies of your qualifications
    and identity document. Only
    shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of
    qualifications and identity document. No late, incomplete or unsigned application forms shall be
    accepted. Furthermore, photocopies of completed forms, faxed or emailed applications shall not be accepted.
    Taking into consideration that you have
    to provide your own transport and accommodation during your experiential learning, you are advised to apply for learnership enrolment within the Management
    Area close to where you reside.
    The physical address of the DCS offices
    where application forms may be obtained
    will be indicated on the official website: under “Forms”.
    The Regional Office contact details are
    indicated below.
    St. Albans (Ref: E01/2022)
    Amatole (Ref: E02/2022)
    Kirkwood (Ref: E03/2022)
    East London (Ref: E04/2022)
    Sada (Ref: E05/2022)
    Mthatha (Ref: E06/2022)
    Postal address:
    The Regional Commissioner Eastern
    Cape. Recruitment Section, P/Bag
    X9013, East London.
    Physical address:
    Moore Street
    Block E Ocean Terrace
    East London
    Contact Person: Mr Ndlela HH
    (043) 706 7834/ Ms Myataza Z (043) 706
    7866/ Ms Mgugudo N (043) 706 7882/ Mr
    Ndonyela N (043) 706 7883.
    Groenpunt (Ref: E07/2022)
    Grootvlei (Ref: E08/2022)
    Colesburg (Ref: E09/2022)
    Kimberley (Ref: E10/2022)
    Upington (Ref: E11/2022)
    Goedemoed (Ref: E12/2022)
    Bizzah Makhate (Ref: E13/2022)
    Postal address:
    The Regional Commissioner Free State
    and Northern Cape, Recruitment Section,
    P/Bag X20530, Bloemfontein, 9300.
    Physical address:
    103 Zastron Street
    Agrimed Building
    Contact Person: Mr Gouws W/ Ms
    Mkuni NJ (051) 404 0268/ Ms Molutsoane N/ Ms. Moreki-Rathaba MP/ Ms.
    Ramncwana B (051) 404 0283.
    Leeuwkop (Ref: E14/2022)
    Kgoši Mampuru II (Ref: E15/2022)
    Baviaanspoort (Ref: E16/2022)
    Zonderwater (Ref: E17/2022)
    Johannesburg (Ref: E18/2022)
    Boksburg (Ref: E19/2022)
    Modderbee (Ref: E20/2022)
    Krugersdorp (Ref: E21/2022)
    Postal address:
    The Regional Commissioner Gauteng,
    Recruitment Section, P/Bag X393, Pretoria, 0001.
    Physical address:
    04 Ketjen Street
    Pretoria West (Kgoši Mampuru II
    Training Centre)
    Contact Person: Mr De Bruin CR (012)
    420 0181/ Mr Masango SS (012) 420
    0173/ Ms Feni SAP (012) 420 0173/ Ms
    Makwarela P (012) 420 0179.
    Durban (Ref: E22/2022)
    Kokstad (Ref: E23/2022)
    Pietermaritzburg (Ref: E24/2022)
    Ncome (Ref: E25/2022)
    Empangeni (Ref: E26/2022)
    Glencoe (Ref: E27/2022)
    Waterval (Ref: E28/2022)
    Postal address:
    The Regional Commissioner: Kwa-Zulu
    Natal, Recruitment Section, P/Bag
    X9126, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.
    Physical address:
    Correctional Services
    Eugene Marais Road
    Contact Person: Mr Somaru RK (033)
    355 7365/ Ms Mchunu GJ (033) 355
    7386/ Ms Mkhize AL (033) 355 7370/ Mr
    Khumalo SB (033) 033 355 7368.
    Polokwane (Ref: E29/2022)
    Barberton (Ref: E30/2022)
    Bethal (Ref: E31/2022)
    Klerksdorp (Ref: E32/2022)
    Rooigrond (Ref: E33/2022)
    Rustenburg (Ref: E34/2022)
    Thohoyandou (Ref: E35/2022)
    Witbank (Ref: E36/2022)
    Postal address:
    The Regional Commissioner Limpopo,
    Mpumalanga & North West, Recruitment
    Section, P/Bag X142, Pretoria, 0001.
    Physical address:
    Cnr Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) &
    Paul Kruger Street
    196 Masada Building
    09th Floor
    Contact Person: Ms Sibiya MK (012)
    306 2025/ Mr Ziqubu Z (012) 306 2025/
    Ms Nomvela PM (012) 306 2033/ Ms
    Lekhuleni TD (012) 306 2034.
    Drakentstein (Ref: E37/2022)
    Allandale (Ref: E38/2022)
    Brandvlei (Ref: E39/2022)
    Pollsmoor (Ref: E40/2022)
    Goodwood (Ref: E41/2022)
    Southern Cape (Ref: E42/2022)
    West Coast (Ref: E43/2022)
    Voorberg (Ref: E44/2022)
    Overberg (Ref: E45/2022)
    Breede River (Ref: E46/2022)
    Postal address:
    The Regional Commissioner Western
    Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X14,
    Goodwood, 7459.
    Physical address:
    Peninsula Drive
    Monte Vista
    Contact Person: Ms NA Mdladlamba
    (021) 550 6014/ Ms A Reddy (021) 550
    6059/ Mr BD Tsewu (021) 550 6052/ Ms
    NC Sotyibi (021)550 6054.
    The Department of Correctional Services
    is an equal opportunity employer and the
    provisions of the Employment Equity Act
    shall be taken into consideration during
    the selection for the enrolment to the
    Take note that correspondence shall only
    be restricted to shortlisted candidates
    and subsequent successful candidates.
    Should you not be contacted within three
    (3) months after the closing date of this
    advertisement, please accept that your
    application form

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