Department of Higher Education Learnerships

Submitted by Suzaan Beneke on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 13:07

Are you looking for a career at the Department of Higher Education? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

The Department of Higher Education is looking for suitable candidates to join its learnership program and be part of a stable and growing economic system in South Africa.

The Department is committed to providing high-quality education and training on all levels of post-schooling and is looking to allow talented candidates to build their skills and become self-sustainable.

Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Great!

You can choose from one of these learnerships:

  • 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


To qualify, you’ll need to be a South African citizen and attach a copy of the following documents:

  • your valid ID documents,
  • your valid Matric / Grade 12 certificate,
  • all your academic transcripts, and
  • proof of residence.

Aside from these requirements, you would also need to apply within your District or Province and be willing to adhere to the department’s regulations. You will also need a certificate or degree within the related field where applicable.

Remember that the documents being submitted may not be older than three months.

How to apply

You can apply online on the department’s website but if this is not possible, download the  Z83 Application form or collect a copy of the application at the nearest Department of Higher Education and submit it in person.

Before submitting your application, make sure that the application form is signed and all the required documents are attached.

The closing dates

There aren't always positions available so keep an eye on the Careers Portal website for the latest available learnerships.