Internships, Learnerships

Department of Basic Education Internships & Learnerships 2020

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 2020 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 2020

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

Submit all application documents by post to:

Private Bag X95
Pretoria, 0001

or hand-deliver it to:

The Department of Basic Education
222 Struben Street, Pretoria

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 28 February 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

For further information not covered in this advert, get in touch with:

Ms S Mdladla
Tel: 012 357 3323

Ms T Sekgapola
Tel: 012 357 3296


  • 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.

Click the link to view the Department of Basic Education Internship and Learnership Programmes 2020 advert.

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  • Reply Grieta Gorontshi Ntuli February 25, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Hi ! I really like this hope my request will be highly appreciated.

  • Reply Theodorah Appies February 24, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Hello i am interesting and would like to apply but where do i find the application forms?

    • Reply Jerome February 25, 2020 at 2:02 am

      You can acquire a Z83 application form from any Public Service Department near you. Thank you and good luck!

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