Timeline For Phase 4 Teaching Assistant Applications

Timeline For Phase 4 Teaching Assistant Applications. Phase Four of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) is set to be implemented in the near future, meaning applications will soon be opened to the youth.

Previously, the application opening date for Phase Four of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) was announced as the 22nd of September, but the date has been moved to a few dates later.

Applications for Phase Four of the Teaching Assistant jobs will now open on the 26th of September, 2022, and will close on the 16th of October, 2022, one minute before midnight.

Those employed during Phase Four will officially begin their contracts in February of 2023, with group one beginning on the 1st of February and group two beginning on the 1st of May, 2023.

Those interested in applying can visit the applications website from 5 September 2022 which will allow them to gather all the relevant information needed.

To secure a position as a Teaching Assistant, you must have the minimum of a matric certificate, but preference will be given to those who hold tertiary education qualifications, especially in Education.

Those applying for positions as General School Assistants do not need a matric certificate

The recruitment drive for the PYEI-BEEI will run as follows:

  1. Registration on SAYouth.Mobi is currently open.
  2. Advertisement period will take place from the 5th of September 2022 until the 16th of October 2022.
  3. Applications period will open from the 26th of September 2022 and run until the 16th of October 2022.
  4. Starting dates regarding placements of those who have successfully secured a teaching/general assistant position will take place in 2023.

Only those who fall within the stipulated age range may apply. If you have already participated in one of the previous Phases, you may not apply again.

Full and part-time students cannot apply for Phase 4 education assistant jobs. Applicants also can’t be participating in online, distance learning or short courses.

Those who can apply for Phase Four include:

  1. All South African residents aged between 18 – 34 years old.
  2. Anyone living within 5km of an urban school or within 30km of a rural/farm school.
  3. Anyone who did not participate in any of the previous Phases.

Interviews of successful candidates will be conducted during November and December of this year.

The PYEI, implemented as the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) in the Basic Education Sector, was introduced to create jobs in the sector, while also alleviating some of the high levels of unemployment amongst the youth.

Through the programme, around 280,000 young people were employed in various schools across the country as education and general school assistants.

Applicants have roughly three weeks to send in their applications before the application period closes