x100 Unemployed Youth Learnership Programme at Department Of Correctional Services

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.

(Twelve-month duration of the learnership)

STIPEND : An opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the
field of Corrections and earn a stipend of R3738,25 per month

Eastern Cape Region:
St. Albans (Ref No: E01/2022)
Amatole (Ref No: E02/2022)
Kirkwood (Ref No: E03/2022)
East London (Ref No: E04/2022)
Sada (Ref No: E05/2022)
Mthatha (Ref No: E06/2022)
Free State and Northern Cape Region:
Groenpunt (Ref No: E07/2022)
Grootvlei (Ref No: E08/2022)
Colesburg (Ref No: E09/2022)
Kimberley (Ref No: E10/2022)
Upington (Ref No: E11/2022)
Goedemoed (Ref No: E12/2022)
Bizzah Makhate (Ref No: E13/2022)
Gauteng Region:
Leeuwkop (Ref No: E14/2022)
Kgoši Mampuru II (Ref No: E15/2022)
Baviaanspoort (Ref No: E16/2022)
Zonderwater (Ref No: E17/2022)
Johannesburg (Ref No: E18/2022)
Boksburg (Ref No: E19/2022)
Modderbee (Ref No: E20/2022)
Krugersdorp (Ref No: E21/2022)
Kwa-Zulu Natal Region:
Durban (Ref No: E22/2022)
Kokstad (Ref No: E23/2022)
Pietermaritzburg (Ref No: E24/2022)
Ncome (Ref No: E25/2022)
Empangeni (Ref No: E26/2022)
Glencoe (Ref No: E27/2022)
Waterval (Ref No: E28/2022)
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)
Western Cape Region:
Drakentstein (Ref No: E37/2022)
Allandale (Ref No: E38/2022)
Brandvlei (Ref No: E39/2022)
Pollsmoor (Ref No: E40/2022)
Goodwood (Ref No: E41/2022)
Southern Cape (Ref No: E42/2022)
West Coast (Ref No: E43/2022)
Voorberg (Ref No: E44/2022)
Overberg (Ref No: E45/2022)
Breede River (Ref No: E46/2022)

REQUIREMENTS : 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 4)

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:
Are between 21 and 35 years old; Have strong character; Are physically fit and
mentally resilient; Are willing to disclose the information required to process
their applications; Are prepared to undergo personnel suitability checks related
to their background, citizenship, qualifications and criminal record; Are lawabiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of pending /
decided criminal cases related to the applicant must be provided in the
application form); and 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.
Theory The ±30% intensive instructional learning theory shall, in addition to other theoretical modules, include firearm training as well as physical and selfdefence 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 twelve-month period shall
be dealt with by the DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills
Development Act, 97 of 1998. 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.