Department of Transport Traffic Officer Learnerships

This Government Department offers talented individuals the opportunity yearly to learn more about the roads, traffic, vehicles and the law concerned with each of these through their traffic officer learnerships. If this is your passion and you would like to one day become a traffic officer, then they may have a learnership ideally suited for you.

What Does the Department of Transport Traffic Officer Learnership Program Offer?

Candidates applying for these learnerships will have quite a bit of learning to do. During their learnership period candidates will receive training on the following fields:

  • Public Communication
  • People and Legislation
  • Traffic Hazards and Legislation
  • Load Compliance
  • Vehicle Compliance and Legislation
  • Traffic and Legislation
  • Orientation – Personal

Costs Covered by Learnership

This learnership is usually for an 18 month duration. During this time selected applicants will receive a monthly stipend, but transport and housing will be their own responsibility. Candidates will receive practical and theoretical training during this period. Upon completion of their learnership they may also receive a certificate stating the achievement of their training.


Candidates must be a citizen of South Africa and hold a valid ID document, as well as a valid driver’s license for Code 8.

The following requirements must also be met by applicants:

  • Hold a valid Grade 12 / Matric certification
  • Be skilled in English and another language
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must not have a criminal record
  • Must be medically fit (will be required to do a medical examination)
  • Willing to work shifts, weekends and holidays

Only candidates who make the shortlist will be contacted. Thus, if you do not hear from them within three months after the closing dates, please accept your application as being unsuccessful. All selected candidates must complete their training and studies as given and must be present for all classes.

How to Apply for This Learnership

Once their learnership program opens it will be accessible HERE. All details will also be made available and candidates can the start their application. The standard application form can be downloaded from this page or found HERE.

Applicants must please complete the form in full and attach all relevant certified documentation before submitting. Incomplete applications, applications missing documentation or applications received late, will not be taken into consideration.

Candidates can submit their application with all documentation at their local Department Offices. If applicants are not sure of the offices in their area, they can contact 011 – 335 3000 to obtain an address for the offices nearest to them.

Timeframe That Learnership is Open

Learnership applications for traffic officers usually open the middle of each year and will close the end of October yearly, unless otherwise advertised. The Department does not guarantee any of the selected applicants a permanent position after successful completion of their learnership, as this will depend on the need of each division at the time.

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