Department of Higher Education Learnerships 2017 – 2018

The Department of Higher Education learnerships aim at creating a stable and growing economic system within South Africa. They aim at providing high-quality education and training on all levels of post-schooling. The Department is committed to ensuring that the goals of development, as set out by the South African Government is met on all levels of education and training. So, they aim at providing talented individuals the opportunity to develop their skills and become self-sustainable. This aids in stabilizing the economy and growing the number of skilled professionals within the workforce.

If you fulfill the requirements and would like to enter any of the fields they have available, please apply when the applications open. If you know this is the career path you want to follow, you may just be in the right place and a learnership with this Department can assist you in building your future.

Department of Higher Education Learnerships Available

Individuals who would like to apply with this Department may have a look at most career paths within the educational sector.

Candidates can look at learnerships within the following fields:

  • Human Resources
  • Employee Health and Wellness
  • Data Management
  • Information Technology
  • Organizational Development
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Academic Management
  • Academic Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Youth Development
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Teaching Development
  • Career Development
  • Learning Development
  • Education Programs
  • Social Inclusion in Education
  • Information Science
  • Open Learning Development

Don’t forget to take a look at our full list of Government Learnerships.

Department of Higher Education Learnerships Requirements

Applicants who would like to apply for a learnership with the Department must adhere to all regulations as set by the Department. Applicants must be a South African citizen and apply within the District or Province of their home. Applicants must also provide a proof of residence with their forms and all certified documentation must not be older than three months.

Requirements for applicants are as follow:

  • Candidates must hold a valid ID document
  • Candidates must hold a valid Matric / Grade 12 certificate
  • Candidates must provide all academic transcripts
  • Where applicable, candidates must hold a certificate or degree within field of application

Department of Higher Education Learnerships Application

Department of Higher Education learnership applications online if not made possible. Interested individuals may, however, download the Z83 Application form or collect an application at the nearest Department of Higher Education to where you live. This form must be completed and submitted to the Department of Higher Education offices within your District or Province.

The Department receives a great number of applications each year and although they cannot respond to each applicant, all applications are reviewed. The Department will only contact applicants who make the short list. If applicants do not hear from the Department within 60 days after the closing date, they may assume their applications were unsuccessful.

Applicants are reminded to ensure the application is signed, completed in full and all documentation attached. For more information on the opportunities offered by the Department interested individuals may visit this CAREERS page or have a look at their opportunities for the YOUTH.

See our full list of Learnerships in South Africa.

Department of Higher Education Learnerships Closing Date

Closing dates for learnership applications are usually in the beginning of each year and can be the end of January or February. These will depend on the area you are applying in, as well as the chosen career path.