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 and include the Subject INTERNSHIPS


 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.   For learnerships send your CV, Certified ID and Certificates to and include the Subject LEARNERSHIPS

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