How To Apply For Traffic Officer Learnership

Traffic Officer Learnership 2024

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 Learnership 2024 Online 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.

Traffic trainees must follow good road safety procedures, have good vehicle fitness and to be able to drive a car with manual transmission.

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Traffic Cop Application Forms 2024

Applications with comprehensive curriculum vitae must be submitted to the Senior Manager Human Resources, of the person they appoint on their behalf, and all applications will be considered in line with the Employment Equity Act. 

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.

Road traffic law enforcement is one of the primary activities of the traffic department and in metro areas there is a traffic law enforcement division within each municipal traffic department.

Other law enforcement activities include the issuing of vehicle licences, but not the driving license as this is done nationally. Traffic officers will however be tasked with checking that drivers in their location have a valid driving licence. 

Modules in the Traffic Officer Learnership NQF Level 4

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

Traffic Officer Learnership 2024 Closing Date

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

The minimum requirements when applying for a traffic officer learnership would include being 18 years old, have SAPS clearance results, no criminal record, to have passed grade 12, and usually no older than 35 years. 

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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.

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What Is A Traffic Officer’s Salary?

Traffic Cop Salary Per Month

Traffic Officers have a duty to enforce the rules of the road and make sure it is followed by road users, including pedestrians to prevent road crashes and deaths on our roads.  One of the most important questions people ask is, how much do traffic cops earn in South Africa?

Of course it’s now just about the salary. Traffic Officers generally have a positive impact on the safety of people on the roads and in the community. 

You can work for the government, municipality or any government agency such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), Cross Border Transport Agency or other national road and transport agencies.

To succeed in a position as a Traffic Officer you need to be able able to work with people, direct road users, listen to and make smart decisions as well as possess good observation skills and be able to solve complex issues on the road when they arise.

So What is a Traffic Officer Salary?  

According to Indeed, the average National Traffic Police salary is R 234 887 per year. There are different roles within the Traffic Department and the amount may differ with regards to experience or seniority level.

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.

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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.

How to Apply

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