A learnership is a work-based education and training programme that is linked to a qualification registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Learnerships are occupationally directed programmes that consist of both structured theoretical learning and practical workplace experience.

Benefits of learnership

  • Provide easy access to practical learning
  • Increase access to employment opportunities
  • Assist in Career-Pathing and self- Development
  • Provide learners a monthly stipend while they learn
  • Lead to the acquisition of a formal qualification
  • Serve as an entrance into the industry for unemployment learners ‘
  • Fast track the development of current employees

Although the SETA facilitates the recruitment and implementation of learnerships, the responsibility

Lies with the employer, the service provider as well as the training provider to recruit learners. MICT SETA encourages stake-holders who are implementing learning programmes to search for candidates on the MICT SETA placement data-base. To upload CVs and view a list of the MICT SETA registered learnerships programme, which also plays a role of providing training on short course through skills programmes and vendor specific programmes.


A skills programme is a set or cluster of unit standards gathered or combined to form a short bearing credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Skills programme are often implemented to meet the needs of the employer to enhance employees’ knowledge for a particular skill. Skills programme can culminate into a qualification when an interested learner continues to pursue the completion of the remaining unit standards. Training is offered by an accredited provider. At the end of the training, learners receive Statement of Results. Like learnerships, skills programme are implemented by employers for both employed and unemployed learners


These are short critical programmes for development within the industry. They are an education strategy in which opportunities are created for students to integrate disciplinary knowledge and skills with work, through the application of knowledge and the use of those skills in real and professional work contexts. The most popular vendor specific programmes.

The Vendor specific Programme are short course that are industry centered and based on international exams.

These programmes are designed to meet the global technological advancement in specific multinational companies or in some local business units that are using such technology for operation.


An internship is a programme designed to give university and TVET College graduates an opportunity to extend their academic qualifications through structured workplace exposure and specialised training. Participants are placed on a full-time basis for a period of eight to twelve months in stakeholder companies and government organisations. The purpose of which is to provide the learner with workplace experience that builds workplace experience that builds on their qualification.

MICT SETA uses the concept of internships to fast track high level skills, to offer needed work experience to unemployment graduates and to empower graduates with practical knowledge proportionate with their qualification, an internship focuses on practical training. The employer determines the duration and content of the internship, so it can vary greatly and the specific outcomes are not defined or regulated as in the case of a learnership.

Why Internships

Internships are ideal for graduates or those with tertiary qualifications but who lack experience. The primary benefit for the graduate learner includes obtaining “real world” workplace experience.

  • Fast track high level skills
  • Offer unemployed graduates with
  • Needed work experience
  • Empowerment graduates with practical knowledge levelling with qualifications

For INTERNSHIPSsend your CV, Certified ID and Certificates to opportunities@ikworx.co.za and include the Subject INTERNSHIPS[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

and learnership include the Subject LEARNERSHIPS[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]
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