Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships 2023-2024: Programmes for More than 15 Study Fields Offering Stipend of R3 738,25 per Month

About the Dept of Correctional Services
The South African government’s Department of Correctional Services is in charge of overseeing the country’s prison system. The Department of Correctional Services’ mission is to promote justice, peace, and safety in South Africa by providing effective and compassionate prisoner confinement, as well as criminal offender rehabilitation and social reintegration.

The Department’s strategic goals include strengthening organizational capability for improved service delivery, effective management of business processes to support good governance and ethical administration, provision of a secure ICT infrastructure and business systems, professionalization for effective human resource management and development, and holding remand detainees as well as offering access to restorative justice procedures for offenders and efficient administration and operation of the parole boards.

About the Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships 2023-2024
The Dept of Correctional Services is providing learnerships for individuals inerested in obtaining an FET Certificate (NQF Level 4) in Corrections Services. The Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships are 12-month programs that provide students with the chance to develop their knowledge, abilities, and work experience in the subject of corrections. You will follow a defined curriculum that alternates between theoretical exams and hands-on training sessions performed in actual workplace settings throughout the duration of the program. As you proceed toward a qualification, you will be urged to demonstrate significant improvement under the direction of qualified training providers.

The Department and South Africa hope that the outcome-based learnership will assist learners in filling the skills gap. The learnership is built on an agreement between the service provider, learner, and employer. The Corrections Services Learnership Programme will be available for a full year, including 30% theoretical or instructional learning and 70% on-the-job learning.

A rigorous 30% theoretical learning learning component that involves pistol training in addition to physical education and self-defense instruction will be part of the theoretical learning, which will take place at selected accredited DCS universities. During this training session, free lodging, meals, training materials, and uniforms will be offered. The student must strictly reside at the training institution full-time in order to complete the required theoretical instruction.

The Correctional Centers and Social Reintegration/Community Corrections Offices are where the 70% on-the-job training takes place. Learners continue to receive a stipend throughout this time. The learners are in charge of finding their own lodging, food, and transportation.

The employer shall not give any pension fund, housing allowance, housing subsidy, danger allowance, medical assistance, or overtime during the theoretical and practical training. After the instructional learning phase, the workplace learning phase, the final submission of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE), and the successful completion of the external verification by the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority, the learner will be considered as competent (SASSETA).

Selected learners will be entitled to an allowance of R3 738,25 per month.

The Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships are available for the study fields below:

  • Designing (Shoe Making, Footwear Design and Garment Makers/Tailor/Seamster)
  • Plant Production
  • Corrections/Penology/Criminology
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Construction Health and Safety Technicians
  • Graphic Designers
  • Animal Production
  • Animal Health Technicians
  • Food Processing (General Abattoir Processes, Meat Inspector/Examination, Processed and Preserved Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables)
  • Artisans (all fields, especially Upholstery, Bricklayer, Furniture Machinist/Polisher, Fitter and Turner, Gunsmith, Welder, Patternmaker, Construction Carpenter, Cabinet maker, Locksmith, Boiler Maker, Painter, Plumber, Electrician, Spray Painting, Sheet Metal, Millwright, Tool and Die Maker, Baker/Pastry Maker, Wood Machinist)
  • Textile
  • Agriculture Management
  • Two-way Radio Communication Technicians
  • Agriculture (including Agriculture Economists).

The Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships are available in the following locations:
1. Western Cape Region

  • Goodwood (Ref No: E41/2022)
  • Brandvlei (Ref No: E39/2022)
  • Voorberg (Ref No: E44/2022)
  • Breede River (Ref No: E46/2022)
  • Allandale (Ref No: E38/2022)
  • West Coast (Ref No: E43/2022)
  • Overberg (Ref No: E45/2022)
  • Pollsmoor (Ref No: E40/2022)
  • Southern Cape (Ref No: E42/2022)
  • Drakentstein (Ref No: E37/2022)

2. Kwa-Zulu Natal Region

  • Pietermaritzburg (Ref No: E24/2022)
  • Durban (Ref No: E22/2022)
  • Glencoe (Ref No: E27/2022)
  • Kokstad (Ref No: E23/2022)
  • Waterval (Ref No: E28/2022)
  • Ncome (Ref No: E25/2022)
  • Empangeni (Ref No: E26/2022)

3. Free State and Northern Cape Region

  • Upington (Ref No: E11/2022)
  • Goedemoed (Ref No: E12/2022)
  • Colesburg (Ref No: E09/2022)
  • Groenpunt (Ref No: E07/2022)
  • Grootvlei (Ref No: E08/2022)
  • Bizzah Makhate (Ref No: E13/2022)
  • Kimberley (Ref No: E10/2022)

4. Eastern Cape Region

  • East London (Ref No: E04/2022)
  • Sada (Ref No: E05/2022)
  • Kirkwood (Ref No: E03/2022)
  • Amatole (Ref No: E02/2022)
  • St. Albans (Ref No: E01/2022)
  • Mthatha (Ref No: E06/2022)

5. Gauteng Region

  • Krugersdorp (Ref No: E21/2022)
  • Modderbee (Ref No: E20/2022)
  • Zonderwater (Ref No: E17/2022)
  • Kgoši Mampuru II (Ref No: E15/2022)
  • Boksburg (Ref No: E19/2022)
  • Baviaanspoort (Ref No: E16/2022)
  • Johannesburg (Ref No: E18/2022)
  • Leeuwkop (Ref No: E14/2022)

6. 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)

Eligibility Criteria
Do you believe you are qualified to apply for a Department of Correctional Services Learnership? Please submit your application as soon as you can! However, you must first review the requirements for applying for the position. Whether or whether you’d make a strong candidate will depend on these factors. Check the eligibility requirements listed below if you’d want to see if you meet them. It is recommended that you adhere to every deadline on the following list if you want to ensure a greater probability of success.

The Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • South African candidates who hold the Grade 12 or National Senior Certificate, the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4), or a Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF Level 4)
  • Candidates having extra credentials, such as a certificate, diploma, degree, or trade certificate, in the subjects above are preferred
    • Please be kindly informed that additional qualifications will not be taken into account for the purpose of the stipend provided or for future compensation
  • As part of the registration process, candidates will be required to take a physical fitness test and a medical exam, which will include a drug test
  • Officially acknowledged as a South African citizen
  • Currently between the ages of 21 and 35
  • Possess strong morals, are physically and psychologically well, are willing to provide the information needed to process their applications, and are ready to submit to personnel suitability checks pertaining to their background, citizenship, qualifications, and criminal history
  • Are law-abiding persons without a criminal history (details of any criminal cases relating to the applicant that have been resolved or are unresolved must be included in the application form)
  • Are willing to submit to the DCS’s selection procedures.

Application Instructions
Download the Official Application Form: Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships 2023-2024.

Please handwrite the sections of the application form where your most important answeres go. Your personal information must be accurate and pertinent to your present circumstances. Additionally, verified copies of relevant documents must be attached.

Include your learnership reference number as well (for example, KwaZulu Natal Region: Durban (Ref E22/2022)). The reference number should match the learnership you want to pursue. It is recommended that you submit an application for a leanership in an area that is near to your Management Area.

Once everything is in place, please send your application form via post or hand delivery to the corresponding address:
1. Western Cape Region

  • Post: The Regional Commissioner Western Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X14, Goodwood, 7459
  • Hand Delivery: Peninsula Drive, Monte Vista, 7460

2. Kwa-Zulu Natal Region

  • Post: The Regional Commissioner: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
  • Hand Delivery: Correctional Services, Eugene Marais Road, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

3. Free State and Northern Cape Region

  • Post: The Regional Commissioner Free State and Northern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X20530, Bloemfontein, 9300
  • Hand Delivery: 103 Zastron Street, Agrimed Building, Bloemfontein, 9300

4. Eastern Cape Region

  • Post: The Regional Commissioner Eastern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9013, East London
  • Hand Delivery: Moore Street, Block E Ocean Terrance, Quigney, East London, 5211

5. Gauteng Region

  • Post: The Regional Commissioner Gauteng, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X393, Pretoria, 0001
  • Hand Delivery: 04 Ketjen Street, Pretoria West (Kgoši Mampuru II, Training Centre)

6. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region

  • Post: The Regional Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X142, Pretoria, 0001
  • Hand Delivery: Cnr Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) & Paul Kruger Street, 196 Masada,
    Building, 09th Floor, Pretoria

All members of the selection committee will review the data you provide. As a result, you should verify again to make sure there are no misstatements.

Additional test and application screening methods will be used to check the genuineness of the candidates. Anyone found to have lied on their application will not be allowed to register during the registration period.

Additionally, applications that have been faxed, emailed, or photocopied of completed forms will not be accepted.

Closing Date
Applications for the Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships must be submitted before the closing date on 31 January 2023.

You may guarantee that your application is approved as soon as possible by registering as soon as you can. This is just meant to give you a stable position while you are being recruited; it does not, however, guarantee immediate success.

The selection committee will not consider candidates whose applications are received after the deadline. Any entries received after the deadline, regardless of their substance, will be promptly dismissed.

Anyone may receive an employment offer from the Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships or not, depending on its discretion. The decisions of the selecting committee are final and enforceable against all parties.

Committee Details
Do you have a question regarding the Dept of Correctional Services Learnerships? Feel free to send in your enquiries and concerns to the corresponding contact information below:
1. Western Cape Region
Ms NA Mdladlamba Tel No: +27 21 550 6014
Ms A Reddy Tel No: +27 21 550 6059
Mr BD Tsewu Tel No: +27 21 550 6052
Ms NC Sotyibi Tel No: +27 21 550 6054

2. Kwa-Zulu Natal Region
Mr Somaru RK Tel No: +27 33 355 7365
Ms Mchunu GJ Tel No: +27 33 355 7386
Ms Mkhize AL Tel No: +27 33 355 7370
Mr Khumalo SB Tel No: +27 33 355 7368

3. Free State and Northern Cape Region
Mr Gouws W/ Ms Mkuni NJ Tel No: +27 51 404 0268
Ms Molutsoane N/ Ms. Moreki-Rathaba MP/ Ms. Ramncwana B Tel No: +27 51 404 0283

4. Eastern Cape Region
Mr Ndlela HH Tel No: +27 43 706 7834
Ms Myataza Z Tel No: +27 43 706 7866
Ms Mgugudo N Tel No: +27 43 706 7882
Mr Ndonyela N Tel No: +27 43 706 7883

5. Gauteng Region
Mr De Bruin CR Tel No: +27 12 420 0181
Mr Masango SS Tel No: +27 12 420 0173
Ms Feni SAP Tel No: +27 12 420 0173
Ms Makwarela P Tel No: +27 12 420 0179

6. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Region
Ms Sibiya MK Tel No: +27 12 306 2025
Mr Ziqubu Z Tel No: +27 12 306 2025
Ms Nomvela PM Tel No: +27 12 306 2033
Ms Lekhuleni TD Tel No: +27 12 306 2034


  1. lm interested nd will love to get this scholarship for as it is one step for me to reach my dreams

  2. Good Day
    I Am Really Interested In Enrolling With Your Program These Year For Joining The South African Correctional Service….I Am A Hard Work And Very Skillfull.

  3. I good in deceplin and I’m a quick learner this Leadership is what I need in my career

  4. My name is nkosingiphile I’m very interested to work hard ..I’m a good asset you can need

  5. Hey i would really like to join the team in rehabilitation of our brothers and sister coz I feel like everyone deserves a second chance in life so by me obtain this opportunity will mean alot ..yes I have not been a good boy growing up but god has given me a chance in life so who I’m not to so unto others

  6. I’m Zinhle Nxumalo,I would like to get this opportunity because I’m not working,I’m hard worker who is willing to do anything that expected from me and I promise that I will be a good asset to this program

  7. I am siyabonga Masinga a young male looking forward to learn and also working underpressure.

  8. Hellow Sir/Madam

    I am Siyabonga Masinga i really love this job am a fit person and hard working am also willing to work underpressure this opportunity will be a chance for me to surecase my skill and develop them as much as i can.

    But i have a problem of a CV Drop off it is too far, can i drop off my CV at Westvill prolison??

    Thank you

  9. It will be a great pleasure of acquiring knowledge and skills in the correctional department , I am interested in this position and know I am the perfect candidate.

  10. I am really interested in this opportunity but here In North West ….I really don’t Know how they hire people…it Is been two years Applying at Correctional Services no luck … Learnership, Internship and guards no luck….

  11. Hello, I’m xolile ntuli from mandeni I’d love to get this opportunity because I’m not working but I have more effort when it comes to work.

  12. I’m a hardworker and I want to get these job because I’m no longer work I would like to apply for correctional learnership

  13. I’m mapule if I get this opportunity I would really appreciate it very much because I’m young intelligent smart and energetic person and also well at communicating……….a hard working person please give me this opportunity to prove myself I’m only 21

  14. Hi my name is Thulane khumalo and I am very interested in the position you have posted I would like to take this opportunity to get in the field and learn more about the position I have my grade 12 report and waiting for my highest certificate of recommendation

  15. I would love to work for department of correctional services and I’m a hard worker who is willing to do anything that is expected from me…this opportunity will change my life in so many ways …thanks in advance

  16. I’m Phatheka Sokaukile in Eastern Cape but I’m currently leaving in Rustenburg I’m the woman of37 years old I’ve got retail experience I’m interested to this learnership I’m interested to learn at East London( Ref No E04/2022)

  17. Hi I’m nkosinomusa ndlovu I would like to get this opportunity because I’m no longer working and there is no income I get end of the month thank you I will work hard and work under pressure in this opportunity thank you

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