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Department of Basic Education Internships & Learnerships 2022

 The Department of Basic Education is calling on qualified candidates who would be interested in submitting an application to qualify for its multi-discipline Internship and Learnership Programmes. for the 2022 financial year. Read on to find out more about this internship/learnership opportunity.

Established in 2009 when the National Department of Education was split into the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Department of Basic Education, the DBE is in charge of overseeing all schools offering Grade R up to Grade 12 as well as adult literacy programmes.

With its headquarters in Sol Plaatje House, the Minister of Education heads the DBE and its 730 employees. The Department of Basic Education’s goal is to manage and provide support to the nations’ school education system way into the 21st century.

In 2010, the DBE was appropriated a 6, 1662.2 million rand budget from the national budget and enjoyed an 81.3 record metric passing rate in 2019.

Department of Basic Education Internships & Learnerships 2022

In line with achieving its primary goal to develop, support and maintain South Africa’s educational system, the DBE offers various Internship and Learnership opportunities to qualified South African citizens who have yet to participate or gain employment in any developmental programme. In addition, the DBE offers a monthly stipend depending on the candidate’s qualification (minimum R4237, 36 – maximum R7510, 65).

Who should apply?

In order to be considered for the DBE Internship and Learnership Programmes, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Holds an NCV or Senior Certificate, N6/higher certificate or any relevant certificate, degree or National Diploma in any of the following:
    • Architectural Design
    • Accounting
    • Application Development Programming
    • Business Analyst
    • Bookkeeping
    • Cost/Management Accounting
    • Data Management and Analysis
    • Customer Service
    • Information Technology
    • Computer Science
    • Education Specialist in English
    • Early Childhood Development
    • Health and Safety Management
    • Economics
    • Events Management
    • Civil Engineering and Quantity Survey
    • Social Sciences
    • International Relations
    • Digital Marketing
    • Internal Audit
    • SQL Database
    • Visual Basic Programming
    • Journalism
    • Logistics
    • LLB
    • Librarian
    • Logistics Management
    • Marketing
    • Arts
    • Music
    • Office/Project Management
    • Public Management/Administration
    • Sport Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • International Relations
    • Logistics Management
    • Social Work
    • Linguistics
    • Transport Management
  • Applicants from the field of Security will need to submit a Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with PSIRA results

How do I apply?

Those who meet the minimum requirements and would like to pursue any of the DBE internship and learnership programmes will need to obtain the Z83 Application Form from any Public Service Department. Accomplish the form and submit it along with the following documents:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • Certified copies of identity documents and qualifications not older than six months


Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is not specified. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


  • How will it take to complete the internship programme?
    The internship programmes run for a duration of 24 months.
  • Is there an allowance or stipend offered to successful interns?
    Yes. The stipend amount will depend on the successful candidates’ qualifications.

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