Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programme 2019.
Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programme
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for persons from various communities, interests and with appropriate qualifications to enter into a Further Education and Training Certificate in the Corrections Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). The function of these trainees shall be to contribute towards the rehabilitation of offenders through correction and human development in secure, safe and humane detention or under the community-based correctional supervision.
- South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12 / Standard 10 Certificate; or
- 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 4).
Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who
- Are between 21 and 35 years of age;
- Have a strong character;
- Are law-abiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of the pending criminal cases must be provided during the selection process).
The FET Certificate In Corrections Services Learnership
The learnership is outcome-based and is intended to contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in South Africa. The Corrections Services Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.
The Learnership Programme shall be presented for a period of one year consisting of:
A ± 30% intensive instructional learning theory, which is inclusive of a firearm, physical and self-defense training, which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges. Free accommodation, meals, training material, uniform (field wear and tracksuit) shall be provided during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training strictly requires the learner to be accommodated at the Training College on a full-time basis.
This is a ± 70% workplace learning phase that shall take place at the Correctional and Social Reintegration Centres / Units. Please note that this will entail duties related to the rehabilitation and provision of security to offenders.
During this phase, learners shall continue receiving 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 paid by the employer during the theoretical as well as during the practical training phases.
The learner shall be declared 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 SASSETA.
Any contravention or deviation from the learnership agreement during the twelve months period shall be dealt with by the DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.
On completion of the learnership, learners will receive a FET Certificate in Corrections Services:
NQF 4. However, the Department of Correctional Services does not guarantee permanent employment thereafter.
How to Apply for DCS Learnership Programme
Candidates who have met the above-listed criteria should Download Application Form Here. After obtaining the form, fill it all the details needed.
Note: These forms are not for sale. Report any form of corruption to either the Department Investigation Unit Hotline 0800 701 701 or use fax number 012 323 7901.
Specify the learnership post which you are applying for (e.g. DCS Corrections Service Learnership: Gauteng Region: Leeuwkop (Ref GP02). The application must be signed by the applicant (neither by a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant).
Attach certified copies of your certificates and ID that are not older than 3 months.
Neither late, incomplete or unsigned application forms shall be accepted. Furthermore, no photocopies of completed forms, faxed or e-mailed applications shall be accepted.
Application Deadline: 17th May 2019 at 15:45
Location: All provinces
Duration: 12 Months