Department of Higher Education learnerships Programme

About the Department of Higher Education learnerships Programme

The Department of Higher Education aims at developing individuals. The success of the Learnership program also benefits economy of South Africa. The department is committed to make sure that all goals set by the South African Government are met. This Learnership program will also help in stabilizing the economy and growing the number of skilled workers within the workforce. 

If you meet the requirements and would like to enter any of the fields they have available, kindly apply when the applications are available . If you know this is the career path you want to follow, you may just be in the right place and a learnership with this Department can help you in building your future.

Individuals who would like to apply with this Department may have a look at most career paths within the educational sector

Individuals can look at learnerships within the following fields:

  • 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


Individuals who would like to apply for a learnership with the Department must cohore to all regulations as set by the Department. Individuals must be a South African citizen and apply within the District or Province of their home. Individuals must also give a proof of residence with their forms and all certified documentation must not be older than three months.

Requirements for applicants are as follow:

  • Individuals must be in possession of a valid ID document
  • All candidates must have passed Matric / Grade 12 
  • Individuals must give all academic transcripts
    Where necessary , candidates must hold a certificate or degree within field of application

Application process

Department of Higher Education learnership applications online if not made possible. Interested candidates may, however, download the Z83 Application form or collect an application at the nearest Department of Higher Education to where you live. This form must be finished and submitted to the Department of Higher Education offices within your District or Province.

Individuals are reminded to make the application is signed, completed in full and all documentation attached. For more information on the opportunities offered by the Department interested candidates may visit this CAREERS page or have a look at their opportunities for the YOUTH.