Closed on 20 January 2012

This post is very long so (if READING is not your thing) you might want to download these two documents:

The Department of Correctional Services invites applications for internship opportunities that currently exist within the Department.

Requirements: Unemployed graduates in any of the fields specified below and between the ages of 18 and 35 years

Field of Internship  Qualification
Human Resource Management Diploma/degree in Human Resource Management
Education National Diploma/degree in Technical/Mathematics and Science/Commercial subjects/ABET
Psychology  BA/Honours in Psychology
Sports Management  Diploma/degree in Sports Management
Arts National Diploma/degree in Fine Art/Music/Drama
Human Resource Development Diploma/degree in ODETDP
Social Work  Degree in Social Work
Agriculture Diploma/degree in Animal or Plant Production
Artisans National Diploma in Spray Painting/Plumbing/Electrical/Bricklaying/Welding/Motor Mechanic/Upholstery/Cabinetmaking/Fitting and Turning/Boilermaking
Law  Diploma/degree in Law/LLB
Information Technology  Diploma/degree in IT
Supply Chain Management Diploma/degree in Supply Chain Management/Purchasing Management/Logistic/Acquisitioning Management
Accounting  Diploma/degree in Cost Management Accounting/Internal Auditing/Taxation
Communication Diploma in Public Relations/Graphic Design
Employee Relations Diploma/degree in Labour Law
Correctional Service Management National Diploma in Correctional Service Management
Nutrition  Diploma/degree in Catering/Food Management/Hospitality
Public Administration and Management Diploma/degree in Public Administration/Management/Office Administration/Strategic Planning
Occupational Health and Safety  Diploma/degree in Safety Management/Environment Health
Spiritual Care Diploma/degree in Theology
Engineering  Diploma/degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Architecture/Civil/Industrial
Project Management Diploma in Project Management
HIV/AIDS Counsellors  National Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management
Policy Development Diploma/degree in Policy Development

NB: Policy Development, Graphic Design, Journalism and Internal Audit are offered at Head Office only.

Interns will be placed nationally within the Department of Correctional Services (Head Office, Regions and Management Areas).

Candidates are advised to apply to the centre closest to their place of residence to reduce their own accommodation and travel costs. DCS will only pay a stipend.

Applications should be forwarded to the regions of your choice – see the postal addresses, street addresses, contact persons and their telephone numbers below.

Gauteng Limpopo/Mpumalanga/North West Western Cape Northern Cape/Free State
Mike Masondo,tel. (012) 420-0111Private Bag X393, Pretoria0001Physical address:1077 Broll Building, cnr Festivaland Arcadia Streets, Hatfield Eddie Nhlengethwa,tel. (012) 306-2100/2026Private Bag X142, Pretoria 0001Physical address: MasadaBuilding, cnr Proes and PaulKruger Streets  Zandile Mkabela,tel. (021) 550-6068/78or switchboard: (021) 350-6000Private Bag X1, Edgemead 7407Physical address:Breede River Street, MontaguDrive, Monte Vista 7460 Charles Matsapola,tel. (051) 404-0266Private Bag X20530,Bloemfontein 9300Physical address:103 Zastron Street, AgrimedBuilding, Bloemfontein


Eastern Cape KwaZulu-Natal Head Office  
Mxhalisa Mabhelandile, tel.(043) 706-7803/7840Private Bag X9013, EastLondon 5200Physical address: Ocean ViewTerrace, East Block, MooreStreet


Rajashree Moodley,tel. (033) 355-7303/7359Private Bag X9126,Pietermaritzburg 3200Physical address: EugeneMarais Road, Napierville,Pietermaritzburg


David Nyalunga,tel. (012) 307-2347Private Bag X136, Pretoria 0001Physical address:East Block, Poyntons Building, cnrChurch and Schubart Streets 

The FET Certificate in Correctional Services Learnership in DCS

A rewarding opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, attitude and acceptable workplace behaviour required within the correctional  environment while earning a stipend of R3 500 for 12  months (Ref. 1/2 012).

The DCS is looking for persons from various communities, and with various interests and appropriate qualifications to enrol for the Further Education and Training Certificate in the Correctional Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). The function of these trainees will be to contribute towards the rehabilitation of offenders through correction and human development in secure, safe and humane detention or under community-based correctional supervision.

Basic enlistment requirements: • South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12/Standard 10 Certificate; or • South Africans who have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4); or • South Africans who have successfully completed a further Education and Training Certificate NQF (Level 4) • Preference will be given to candidates with an additional qualification(s) such as a Trade or Occupational-based Certificate, diploma or degree related to Corrections/Security or with outstanding Grade 12 /Matric results. Additional qualification(s) will not be recognised for the stipend paid or for future remuneration purposes.

Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who: •  Are between 21 and 35 years of age • Have strong character • Are lawabiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of the pending criminal cases must be provided during the selection process).

The FET Certificate in Correctional Services Learnership

The learnership is outcome based and is intended to contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in South Africa.

The Correctional Services Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.

The Learnership Programme will be presented for a period of 1 year consisting of:


±30% intensive instructional learning theory, which is inclusive of firearm, physical and self-defence training, will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges. Free accommodation, meals, training material, uniform (fieldwear and tracksuit) will be provided during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training strictly requires the learner to be accommodated at the training college on a full-time basis.

Workplace Training

This is a ± 70% workplace learning phase that will take place at the Correctional and Social Reintegration Centre/Units.

Please note that this will entail duties related to the rehabilitation and provision of security to offenders.

During this phase, learners will continue receiving a stipend. The learners will be responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport.

No pension fund, housing allowance, housing subsidy, danger allowance, medical aid or overtime will be paid by the employer during the theoretical as well as during the practical training phases.

The learner will be regarded as competent after the successful completion of the instructional learning phase, the workplace learning phase, the final submission of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and successful external verification by SASSETA.

Any contravention or deviation from the Learnership agreement during the 12-month period will be dealt with by the DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.

On completion of the Learnership, learners will receive an FET Certificate in Correctional Services: NQF 4. However, the Department of Correctional Services does not guarantee permanent employment thereafter.

How to Apply

Complete the application form in your own handwriting. The “Application for Admission to a Learnership in DCS” form is obtainable from all Correctional Services Offices. The forms can also be obtained from the DCS website ( Please take note that these forms are not for sale. Report any form of corruption on the Department Investigation Unit Hotline 0800 701 701 or on fax number (012) 323 7901.

Specify the learnership post for which you are applying (eg Gauteng Region: Leeuwkop (Ref 1/2 010). The application must be signed by the applicant (not by a proxy, agent not representative of the applicant).

Attach certified copies of your certificates and ID document that are not older than 3 months. No late, incomplete nor unsigned application forms will be accepted. Furthermore, no photocopies of completed forms, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Taking into consideration that you have to provide your own transport and accommodation during your experiential learning, you are therefore advised to apply for learnership enrolment within the Regional Management Area closest to your place of residence. Where possible, the application forms with the accompanying documents can be hand-delivered or posted to the following addresses:

Eastern Cape Province

References St Albans (Ref. EC01)  Middledrift (Ref. EC02)  Kirkwood (Ref. ECO3)  East London (Ref. EC04)
  Sada (Ref. EC05)  Cradock (Ref. EC06)  Umtata (Ref. EC07)  Lusikisiki (Ref. EC08)
Postal Address  Regional Commissioner: Eastern Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X9013, East London
Physical Address  Block E, Ocean Terrace, Moore Street, Quigley
Contact Person  Mr M Mxhalisa, tel.(043) 706-7840

Free State & Northern Cape

References Groenpunt (Ref. FS01)  Grootvlei (Ref. FS02 )  Colesberg (Ref. FSO3)   Kimberley (Ref. FS04)
Upington (Ref. FS05)  Goedemoed (Ref. FS06)  Kroonstad (Ref. FS07)
Postal Address Regional Commissioner: Free State & Northern Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X20530, Bloemfontein 9300
Physical Address Agrimed Building, 103 Zastron Street, Bloemfontein 9300
Contact Person Charles Matsapola, tel. (051) 404-0266

Gauteng Region

References Leeuwkop (Ref. GP01)  Pretoria (Ref. GP02 ) Baviaanspoort (Ref. GPO3) Zonderwater (Ref. GP04)
  Johannesburg (Ref. GP05) Boksburg (Ref. GP06) Modderbee (Ref. GP07) Krugersdorp (Ref. GP08)
Postal Address Regional Commissioner: Gauteng, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X393, Pretoria 0001
Physical Address 1077 Forum East Building, Arcadia Street, Hatfield 0001
Contact Person Mike Masondo, tel. (012) 420-0146

Kwazulu-Natal Region

References  Durban (Ref. ZN01)  Kokstad (Ref. ZN02 ) Pietermaritzburg (Ref. ZNO3) Umzinto (Ref. ZN04)
Matatiele (Ref. ZN05) Port Shepstone (Ref. ZN06)  Ncome (Ref. ZN07) Melmoth (Ref. ZN08)
Vryheid (Ref. ZN09) Nkandla (Ref. ZN10) Nongoma (Ref. ZN11) Empangeni (Ref. ZN12)
Eshowe (Ref. ZN13)  Qalakabusha (Ref. ZN14) Glencoe (Ref. ZN15) Dundee (Ref. ZN16)
Ladysmith (Ref. ZN17) Pomeroy (Ref. ZN18)  Estcourt (Ref. ZN19)  Greytown (Ref.ZN20)
Kranskop (Ref. ZN21)  New Hanover (Ref. ZN22) Ixopo (Ref. ZN23)  Sevontein (Ref. ZN24)
Waterval (Ref. ZN25)  Newcastle (Ref. ZN26) Utrecht (Ref. ZN27) Ekuseni (Ref. ZN28)
Postal Address Regional Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg 3200
Physical Address  Correctional Services, Eugene Marais Road, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg 3200
Contact Person Ms Rajashree Moodley, tel. (033) 355-7303/7359

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Region

References  Polokwane (Ref. LMN01)  Barberton (Ref. LMN02)   Bethal (Ref. LMNO3)   Klerksdorp (Ref. LMN04)
  Rooigrond (Ref. LMN05) Rustenburg (Ref. LMN06) Thohoyandou (Ref. LMN07) Witbank (Ref. LMN08)
Postal Address Regional Commissioner: Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X142 , Pretoria 0001
Physical Address Corner Proes & Paul Kruger Streets, 198 Masada Building, 9th Floor, Pretoria 0001
Contact Person Ernest Mathebula, tel. (012) 323-4818

Western Cape Region

References Malmesbury (Ref. WC01) Drakenstein (Ref. WC02) Allandale (Ref. WCO3)  Brandvlei (Ref. WC04)
Pollsmoor (Ref. WC05) Goodwood (Ref. WC06) Southern Cape (Ref. D68) Brandville (Ref. WC07)
West Coast (Ref. WC08) Voorberg (Ref. D71) verburg (Ref. WC09) Brede River (Ref. WC10)
In the case of Western Cape applications, please use the address of the relevant Management Area:
Allandale Management Area,Private Bag X23, Hugenote 7645 Brandvlei Management Area,Private Bag X3064, Worcester6849  Breede River Management Area,Private Bag X6848, Worcester 6849 Drakenstein ManagementArea, Private Bag X6005,Paarl 7620 
Goodwood Management Area,Private Bag X4, Edgemead 7407 Overberg Management Area,Private Bag X051, Caledon7230 Pollsmoor Management Area, PrivateBag X4, Tokai 7966 Voorberg Management Area,Private Bag X2, Porterville6810
West Coast Management Area,Private Bag X2, Malmesbury 7300 Southern Cape ManagementArea, Private Bag X6539,George 6530

Regional Office

Postal Address Regional Commissioner: Western Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X1, Edgemead 7407
Physical Address  Breede River Street, Monte Vista, Cape Town
Contact Person  Ms Zandile Mkabela , tel. (021) 550-6068/78


DCS is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Qualifying people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application forms are obtainable from Correctional Services Centres, Regional Offices and Head Office, and are also obtainable on this website:  Completed and signed application forms should be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, a certified copy of the bar-coded South African Identity Document and a Curriculum Vitae.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note the following: • Application forms will under no circumstances be posted or faxed to applicants • Completed application forms must be hand-delivered/posted to the abovementioned offices by no later than 20 January 2012 at 15:45 • No incomplete, faxed or e-mailed application forms will be considered.