Learnership opportunities are offered by different SETAs and organisations  A learnership is  a learning-programme which emphasises practical work experience and combines it with theoretical learning provided by an accredited training provider. The result is a national qualification upon successful completion of both the theoretical  and the practical experience components. The Learnership is an alternative route to acquiring the necessary skills for a particular career and has the advantage of providing a small allowance during the learnership.

Learnerships vary in terms of their academic requirements stipulated by the organisation that is offering the learnership. Some learnerships require matric, but some will take into account age andlife experience of the applicant. Do some homework first to see if you qualify for the particular learneship that you are interested in. Below are some links you may find of interest…

SA CareerWise
Government jobs.

Learnership Plus (+)
Alphabetical listing of popular learnerships 2016 – 2017.

Available learnerships
This website not only lists learnerships, but also lists internships and scholarships.

Transnet learnerships
Current available transnet learnerships listed on their facebook page.

Spoornet learnerships 2016-2017
Do you love transport and all things associated with it? Do you have a passion for railroads and ships?If this is you, then Spoornet learnerships in this industry may just be what you need. Spoornet as it was formerly known, has changed its name. However, there are still many programs available under this name, most will be seen as ‘Transnet Freight Rail’, in the future. This company makes up a great part of the ‘South African Railway & Harbours’ industry. This company is state-controlled and have in their employ thousands of people.


25 Setas were established in March 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act, to cover all sectors in South Africa, including government. The members of a Seta include employers, trade unions, professional bodies, government departments and bargaining councils, where relevant, from each industrial sector. The Seta Landscape was revised to 23 Setas in March 2005.

AgriSETA (Agricultural sector education training authority) 
AgriSETA learning programmes. For a list of registered learnerships from AgriSETA, click here.

FASSET (Seta for Finance, Accounting, Management, Consulting and other financial services)

MERSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and related services)

BANKSETA (Banking sector Education & Training Authority)

SASSETA (Seta for safety and security) 


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