Department of KwaZulu-Natal Learnerships Programme

About the Department of KwaZulu-Natal Learnerships Programme

The Department of KwaZulu-Natal aims at teaching talented individuals about the workplace and delivering skilled experts within medical industry. This Learnership program also aim to make all Healthcare assistance freely accessible to every South African individual. Successful individuals will gain experience on how to take care of the ill and any other experiences.

This Department gives qualifying and gifted individuals an opportunity to learn and gain experience within the medical field. Thus, stabilizing the need to skilled medical professionals throughout the country. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to work in a field they love and assist those who need it most.

This Department offers selected individuals a four-year program to learn and gain valuable skills within their selected field of medical care. They also give one and two-year learnerships in the nursing field.

Some of the fields that they provide are:

  • Child Nursing Science
  • Neonatal Nursing Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Theatre Nursing
  • Enrolled Nursing
  • Clinical Specialization
  • Social Auxiliary work
  • Professional Nursing
  • Pharmacist Assistant
  • Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary


Individuals who would like to pursue a career within the health industry and wanting to partake in a learnership offered by this Department will need to meet all stipulations as requested. This Department prefers individuals aged between 18 and 35. All documentation must be certified and certification has been done within a maximum of three months prior to the application.

  • Individuals must be a permanent citizen of South African
  • Individualsmust be in possession of a valid ID document
  • Individuals must have passed Matric / Grade 12 
  • Individuals must stay within the area they are applying in
  • Individuals must be unemployed
  • Individuals must be proficient in English, read, write and speak
  • With Life Science and Biology subjects is preferred
  • Individuals must be computer literate

Individuals must have the following competencies and characteristics :

  • A love of people and patience
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Can handle pressure and crisis situations
  • Must have great life skills, compassion, and a caring nature
  • A love for studying
  • Be honest and reliable

Online Applications are not available. The Department application forms can be taken at the Government hospital nearest to where individuals stay and also returned there. For more information visit the Department of Health Kwa-Zulu Natal online.

Application process

The application must be fully completed and then returned with the suitable records and certification as is stipulated in the advertisement. Each learnership advertised will be for acceptance by selected individuals to commence the following year. Successful individuals will also be required to enter into an agreement with the Department.


 Closing Date

Interested individuals must submit their application forms immediately when applications open. The department provides this Learnership program every year. The closing date will be stated in the application form.