SAQA Learnerships

This agency invites gifted learners to apply for a range of different fields made available with their SAQA learnerships program. These fields range from security officers, plumbers, child care workers to the mining and construction industries. Each field offered will have stipulations that must be met to be eligible to apply. Duration of the learnerships and monthly stipends will differ with each field.

SAQA is the South African National Qualifications Framework that is set in place to monitor, educate and ensure all South African Qualifications are up to standard and legal. The also ensure access to education and development, training and more for all citizens. This agency is approved by the Minister of Higher Education. They have 3 major divisions namely Education and Training, Higher Education, trades, and Occupations. They oversee and ensure implementation of further development and education while also enhancing training and education.

SAQA Learnerships Available

There are a wide variety of learnerships available with SAQA as they work in conjunction with the Governments Seta’s. Below are some of the fields you can consider.

Career fields to consider:

  • Security Officer
  • Social Auxiliary Worker
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Disaster Management
  • Plumbing
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Wealth Management
  • Furniture Making
  • General Forestry
  • Timber Harvesting
  • Plastic Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Construction

SAQA Learnerships Requirements

Each learnership will have requirements that must be met to be able to apply. Here we have gathered the basic information of requirements applicable to most learnerhsips offered through SAQA.

Basic requirement information:

  • All candidates must be citizens of South Africa
  • Applicants must be in possession of a legal ID document
  • All candidates must have a legal Matric or Grade 12 certificate
  • Applicants must hold a diploma or degree in their field where applicable
  • All candidates must have clear criminal records
  • Applicants must not be employed or taking part in any other learnership

Most of the learnerships provided by SAQA also invite people with a disability to apply. If you have a disability, please provide a medical certificate stating the nature of the disability with your application.

SAQA Learnerships Application

SAQA learnerships applications online can be found for some of their available fields, yet, not all provide an online application process. If you are interested in any of the fields mentioned above you can find more detail on each learnership by visiting the SAQA Website. You can also have a look at their available learnerships by using the Guide on their Learnership Page.

You must meet all requirements for the learnership you are applying to, to be eligible. It is recommended that you also attach a CV, recommendation letters, all qualifications and other relevant documentation to your application. All contact detail provided must be current and working.

SAQA Learnerships Closing Date

Due to the nature of this company, there is no specified closing date. Candidates need to consider their learnerships available using the guide above to find the closing date applicable to their intended field. None of these learnerships will consider late or incomplete applications, as well as applications missing documents. Thus, you must be sure of the closing date and submit your application on time.