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Department of Correctional Services Learnership Programmes

Affiliation Department of Correctional Services
Bio Statement

The vision of the Department of Correctional Services is to contribute to a just, peaceful and safer South Africa through effective and humane incarceration of inmates, and rehabilitation and social reintegration of offenders.

The Department's strategic objectives are: building organisational capacity for enhanced service delivery; effective management of business processes to promote good governance and ethical administration; providing a secured ICT infrastructure and business systems; professionalising for effective human resource management and development; an effective management of remand detention processes to promote conducive participation in court processes; holding remand detainees and offenders in secure, safe and humane conditions; effective case management process; effective incarceration and rehabilitation to protect society; correcting offender behaviour through access to correctional programmes and psychological, social and spiritual services; improving offenders' human development through literacy, education and skills competency programmes; reduced re-offending to contribute to a safer South Africa; providing inmates with appropriate nutritional services; providing inmates with appropriate access to health services; rehabilitating, monitoring and accepting probationers and parolees as law-abiding citizens by the communities; providing offenders with access to restorative justice processes; and effective management and functioning of the parole boards.


  • Applicants must be a citizen of South Africa with a valid ID document
  • Candidates with additional qualifications except for their Matric certificate will be given preference.

Interested applicants must download the Department of Correctional Services’ learnership’s application forms by clicking on the “Forms” tab on its official website. After being redirected, applicants for the learnership programme should choose the PDF form related to the learnership programme of the Department of Correctional Services.

Basic requirements for learnership are:

  • Between 21 and 35 years of age
  • Valid Matric certificate
  • No criminal record
  • Fluent in English.

There may also be other requirements as set out by this department.

Physical Address:
124 WF Nkomo Street ( Corner WF Nkomo & Sophie De Bruyn Streets) Poyntons Building (West Block)
Pretoria 0001

Postal Address:
Private Bag X136
Pretoria 0001

Switchboard: 012 307 2998