Traffic Officer Learnership 2024 Careers Portal

Traffic Officer Learnership 2024 Careers Portal

Traffic officer may not require the conventional route of pursuing a university qualification, but it does require that you apply for a learnership. Here is a quick on how you can apply for one.

  • Traffic officers play a significant role in ensuring that all roads across the country are safe by enforcing the law as relates to commuters adhering to the rules of the road.
  • It is most likely that you will be required to complete a learnership to be an eligible traffic officer  A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registered qualification.

Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, such as electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management.

The Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) are in charge of overseeing leadership. The government introduced them to aid skill-builders and better prepare individuals for the labour market.

The practical component involves hands-on, practical learning under the supervision of a mentor. To graduate from a learnership, you must complete an education and training provider’s theoretical and workplace component.

With this in mind, here is how you can go about applying for a learnership to become a traffic officer:

  • Traffic Officer Learnerships Application

Some companies offer online application procedures for learnerships. Although not all of them do, their offices will have applications available. Candidates are required to fill out a Z83 Form, which is available at all Provincial Government Departments.

Candidates are required to complete and sign these forms completely. Each application must be accompanied by a certified copy of the candidate’s identification document, a list of all relevant qualifications, a driving license, a curriculum vitae, and contact details.

Candidates must be open to moving and travelling if necessary. The majority of the training candidates will receive will be in line with the requirements for Traffic Officers as laid out by the SAQA Registered Qualification programme.

Candidates can expect to do the following modules during their learnership:

  • Personal Orientation
  • Legislation & People
  • Legislation & Traffic
  • Legislation & Vehicle Compliance
  • Legislation & Traffic Hazards
  • Load Compliance
  • Communications with the Public

Late applications are not taken into consideration, thus, candidates are urged to ensure that they have their applications in before closing dates.

The majority of the companies offering these learnerships ask that applicants give three months for communications following the closing dates. Candidates can assume their applications were rejected if no correspondence has been received after this time.

Click here to view all the current Learnerships available

How to become a Traffic Officer

To become a Traffic Officer, you will first need to be employed by a provincial government, a municipality or a government entity such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) or the Cross Border Road Transport Agency.

When the opportunity presents itself, you will be allowed access to the application forms or you can apply online. Once you have applied you will go through a selection process and if selected, you will be given the chance to attend a traffic training college and obtain a qualification.

The minimum requirements to become a traffic officer are:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (No specific subjects needed)
  • No criminal record · Code B driving Licence (manual transmission)
  • Medical Certificate – that a person may do strenuous exercises
  • Must be employed by a Local or Provincial Authority.

Where to find Traffic Officer Learnerships:

The best place to find traffic officer learnerships is on your provincial government website. When a Traffic officer learnership opportunity is available, they will post it on the vacancy section of their website or on their social media channels.

Arrive Alive

Arrive alive offers interested individuals who have enrolled at a Municipal Traffic Department the opportunity to become trainee Traffic officers. Successful applicants will be sent to one of the 14 traffic officer colleges in South Africa.

Careers Portal

The careers portal often posts opportunities such as learnerships, internships, and bursaries across all sectors of the working industry. We will post traffic officer opportunities when they are available, so keep on visiting our website.

Western Cape Government

Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell, Cape Town offers training in road traffic law enforcement for Traffic Officers (TO), Examiner for Driving Licences (EDL), Examiner of Vehicles (EOV) and various other Short Courses.

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