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Welcome to MatricAssist.co.za

We created this website with your needs in our mind. MatricAssist.co.za has been created to assist matriculants and non-matriculants to pave their career paths. We have also put in mind you, the graduates. As a graduate you will find available workplace programmes such as internships, traineeships and graduates programmes to help you be on top of the game.


What is a Learnership?

A learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification.


It combines theory and workplace practice into a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). A learnership usually constitutes 120 credits or 1200 “notional” hours of learning.

Apprenticeships have been the traditional framework for combining structured learning and work experience. Learnerships however provide a more flexible learning arrangement.


Learnerships are the recommended frame within which to explore the new opportunities. They directly address the “how” of the Skills Development Strategy.

How to Apply for Learnerships

Look around on this site www.MatricAssist.co.za , find a learnership position.

Open to see full details

Check the requirements

If you qualify, go to the bottom of the post to see how to apply.

Send your application via online, email or addresses provided.

Now wait for the response from the employer/recruiter.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine theory, practical work and workp lace practice in a chosen trade field, and in the case of a listed trade ends in a trade test and an artisan certificate of competence.

Did you know? Apprenticeships describe the particular contract that is signed between the apprentice and the preapproved employer for the duration of the apprenticeship. Employment after qualifying as an artisan is usually guaranteed.

In South Africa, apprenticeships are monitored by the QCTO. The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) oversees the quality assurance of apprenticeships on behalf of the QCTO.

NAMB is responsible for moderating trade tests, developing and managing a national database of registered artisan trade assessors and moderators, recording artisan achievements and recommending the certification of artisans to the QCTO.

Why are apprenticeships important?

Apprenticeships are aimed at developing trade-specific skills. In South Africa there are several industries that desperately need skilled artisans. By establishing a formal skills development structure, such shortage of skills can be addressed by training people in the necessary fields.

If you are interested in becoming an artisan, speak to qualified artisans and, where possible, visit their workplaces to see if this is the type of work you would like to do. Also contact your local FET college’s advisory centre for guidance.

How does apprenticeship work?

Employers advertise in newspapers, or place adverts in the city, town or community centres. Apprentices entering apprenticeships should at least be 15 years of age. A formal contract is signed between the apprentice and the pre-approved employer for the duration of the apprenticeship.

The apprentice is viewed as an employee of the company and works for the company for the agreed time in order to gain the skills and experience necessary to work in the industry. This is done in conjunction with an education and training component often facilitated by a FET college.

Employment after qualifying as an artisan is mainly guaranteed, unless the contract is mutually ended.

Enquire at your nearest Labour Centre concerning the apprenticeship requirements per sector. Labour Centres Contacts

Source: SAQA

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