Correctional Services Learnership

By | November 20, 2016

Correctional Services Learnership

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Correctional Services Learnership or Correction Services Learnership is a learnership programme that offered by Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Republic of South Africa (RSA). The DCS is seeking for people from any backgrounds, interests and relevant qualifications to join in Correctional Services Learnership. This programme will gives learners equal NQF Level 4 and receive Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate.

Learners/students will be trained in the field of rehabilitation of offenders by the Corrections and human development in secure and humane custody under the supervision of community-based correctional. The learnership intends to contribute in improving the least of South Africans skills. The Correctional Services Learnership is based on a legal agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.

Advantages of The Correctional Services Learnership

The FET Certificate in Correctional Services Learnership uses English language as a main language during the learnership programme. The other advantages, learners will improve their skills, knowledge and working experience in the The opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the area of corrections. In addition, this programme also gives learners a monthly stipend of R3500.00 for 12 months.


Basic requirements

To apply Correctional Services Learnership, candidates must be a South African who are holding a Grade 12/Standards 10. If not, you must have completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4). Or if not too, you must have completed a FET Certificate (NQF Level 4). If you have more higher qualifications, you also can participate in this programme, but it’s not be affected for your stipend paid or for future remuneration..

General requirements

Candidates must be South Africans who between 18-35 years old, have good character, are willing to allow their fingerprints to be taken to background check ups, are law abiding citizens without any criminal records, are willing to follow the interviews and selection process, are willing to disclose the information and allow DCS to review the qualifications, and are willing to take a part in psychometric testing.

Learnership Composition

This learnership consists of about 30% of theory and approximately 70% workplace learning.


About 30% of learning theory is inclusive of the firearms, physical training and self-defense in the appropriate colleges that accredited by The DCS. Free accommodation meals, training materials, and uniforms (wearing sweatpants and field) will be provided during this training phase. Compulsory theoretical training, learners need to be housed full-time at the Training College.

Working Practice

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Approximately 70% work-based learning, will be held in Correctional and Social Reintegration Centres. During this phase, learners will continue to receive a stipend, accommodation, meals and transportation. But to be noted there is no pension fund, housing allowances/benefits, provisions for risks, medical aid. The learners should be considered as a competent after the successful completion of the theory learning phase and working learning phase, the final presentation of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and successfully in external review by SASSETA. Any deviation from the learnership agreement during the 12 months will be processed by the DCS, in accordance with sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998. After the successful completion of this learnership candidates will receive FET Certificate in Correctional Services (equal NQF Level 4). However, the DCS does not guarantee any permanent jobs.

Learnership Application

To apply Correctional Services Learnership, candidates must download Correctional Services Learnership Application Form and complete in your own handwriting. Quoting the learnership appliation which you are applying for (for example KZN Region: Durban Ref: E23/2016). Ensure that candidates do not allowed to leave any empty spaces and must be signed by your own-hands (application form do not allowed to be signed by agent). Include certified copies of your qualification documents and ID that are not older than 3 months.

Further Information

DCS Learnership for 2015 was closed at 22 May 2015. For more information regarding Correctional Services Learnership for 2016 or next years, you can ask to the following addresses based on your current location.

(St. Albans, Middledrift, Kirkwood, East London, Sada, Cradock, Umtata)

Postal address:
The Regional Commissioner Eastern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9013, East London.

Physical address:
Block E Ocean Terrance Moore Street Quigney East London

Contact Person:
Mr. S Twani: (043) 706 8784

(Groenpunt, Grootvlei, Colesburg, Kimberley, Upington, Goedemoed, and Kroonstad)

Postal address:
The Regional Commissioner Free State and Northern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X20530, Bloemfontein, 9300.

Physical address:
103 Zastron Street Agrined Building Bloemfontein 9300

Contact Person:
Mr. Charles Matsapola: (051) 404 0277

(Leeuwkop, Pretoria, Baviaanspoort, Zonderwater, Johannesburg, Boksburg, Modderbee, Krugersdorp)

Postal address:
The Regional Commissioner Gauteng, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X393, Pretoria, 0001.

Physical address:
04 Ketjen Street Pretoria west ( Kgoši Mampuru II Training Centre)

Contact Person:
Ms. Sibongile Mkuzangwe: (012) 420 0146

(Durban, Kokstad, Pietermaritzburg, Ncome, Empangeni, Glencoe, Waterval)

Postal address:
The Regional Commissioner Kwa-Zulu Natal, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg, 3200.

Physical address:
Correctional Services Eugene Marie Road Napierville Pietermaritburg 3200

Contact Person:
Ms. Rajashree Moodley: (033) 355 7359

(Polokwane, Barberton, Betha, Klerksdorp, Rooigrond, Rustenburg, Thohoyandou, Witbank)

Postal address:
The Regional Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West Recruitment Section, P/Bag X142, Pretoria, 0001.

Physical address:
Proes & Paul Kruger Street 198 Masada Building 09th Floor Pretoria 0001

Contact Person:
Mr. Eddie Nhlengethwa: (012) 3062025

(Drakentstein, Allandale, Brandvlei, Pollsmoor, Goodwood, Southern Cape, West Coast, Voorberg, Overberg)

Postal address:
The Regional Commissioner Western Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X1, Edgemead, 7407.

Physical address:
Breede River Street Monte Vista

Contact Person:
Mr. F. Ngcanga (021) 550 6078

(Head Office Security, Zonderwater College Security, and Kroonstad College Security)

Postal address:
Private Bag X136 Pretoria 0001

Physical address:
124 WF Nkomo Street Poyntons Building Pretoria 0001

Contact Person:
Ms. Rose Sekotlong (012) 305 8591