Deadline: 31 January 2023
Department Of Correctional Services Corrections Learnership Application Form for South Africans
An opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the field of Corrections and earn a stipend of R3738,25 per month for the twelve-month duration of the learnership.
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for youth from various communities with appropriate qualifica-tions to enter into the training towards ac-quiring the Further Education and Train-ing (FET) Certificate in Corrections Ser-vices Learnership (NQF Level 4). The learners will be trained in the areas of re-habilitation of offenders through correc-tion and human development in a secure, safe and humane detention or under the community based correctional supervi-sion. English will be used as the medium of instruction.
Enrolment in the learnership does not guarantee permanent employment in the Department.
Basic enlistment requirements:
• South Africans who are in possession of the Grade 12 or National Sen-ior Certificate;
• South Africans who have success-fully completed the National Certifi-cate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4); or
• South Africans who have success-fully completed a further Education and Training Certificate (NQF Level 4).
NB: Candidates with an additional quali-fication(s) i.e. certificate / diploma / de-gree / trade certificate in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
• Corrections / Penology / Crimi-nology Agriculture (including Agricul-ture Economists, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Man-agement, Animal Health Tech-nicians, Animal Production, Plant Production) Artisans all fields, especially Baker/Pastry Maker, Boiler Maker, Bricklayer, Cabinet maker, Construction Carpen-ter, Electrician, Fitter and Turner, Furniture Machin-ist/Polisher, Gunsmith, Lock-smith, Millwright, Painter, Pat-ternmaker, Plumber, Sheet Metal, Spray Painting, Tool and Die Maker, Upholstery, Welder, Wood Machinist) and Preserved Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables) Graphic Designers Two-way Radio Communica-tion Technicians Textile Designing (Garment MakersfTailor/Seamster, Foot-wear Design and Shoe Mak-ing)
Additional qualification(s) shall not be recognized for the stipend paid or for fu-ture remuneration purposes.
Applicants will be expected to undergo a physical fitness test and medical exami-nation (including a drug test) as part of the selection process.
Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who:
i. Are between 21 and 35 years old;
ii. Have strong character
iii. Are physically fit and mentally resilient;
v.Are willing to disclose the infor-mation required to process their applications;
iv. Are prepared to undergo personnel suitability checks related to their background, citizenship, qualifica-tions and criminal record;
vi. Are law-abiding citizens and are without criminal records (particu-lars ct pending / decided criminal cases related to the applicant must be provided in the application form); and
vii. Are prepared to subject them-selves to selection processes con-ducted by the DCS.
The FET Certificate in Corrections Ser-vices Learnership NQF 4.
- The learnership is outcome-based and is intended to contribute towards address-ing the skills shortage in the Department and in South Africa.
- The Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement between the em-ployer, learner and service provider.
The Corrections Services Learnership
The 1-30% intensive instructional learning theory shall, in addition to other theoreti-cal modules, include firearm training as well as physical and self-defence training which will take place at designated ac-credited DCS colleges. Free accommo-dation, meals, training material and uni-form shall be provided during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training requires the learner to be strictly accom-modated on a full-time basis at the train-ing college.
This c 70% workplace learning takes place at the Correctional Centres and So-cial Reintegration / Community Correc-tions Offices.
During this phase, learners continue to receive a stipend. The learners shall be responsible for their own accommoda-tion, 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 leamer shall be regarded as compe-tent after the successful completion of the instructional learning phase, the work-place learning phase, the final submis-sion of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and the successful external verification by the Safety and Security Sector Educa-tion 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 learn-ership, successful learners will receive an FET Certificate in Correctional Services (NQF Level 4). However, the Depart-ment of Correctional Services does not guarantee permanent employment on completion of the qualification.