The Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programme for South African youths

DEADLINE: 31 January 2023

The Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programme

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 Department.

Application Note

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 “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. 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). 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. 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 e-mailed 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.

Application Forms:

The physical address of the DCS offices where application forms may be obtained will be indicated on the official website: under “Forms”.

Learnership Requirements (Please Download PDF Below)

The Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programme for South African youths[PDF]

The Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programme for South African youths[PDF]


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