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Department of Education: Teacher Assistant Positions at Public Schools 2021 DEADLINE IS EXTENDED


Department of Education Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Teacher Assistant Positions at Public Schools 2021

Closing Date: 10 October 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: South Africa

Job Description

As part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, the Department of Education is inviting unemployed youth to apply for assistant positions at Public and LSEN schools across all provinces. Apply for Assistant posts in Public and LSEN schools across South Africa.

All successful candidates will be placed in schools for 5 months, from 01 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Available Opportunities

Education Assistance – Curriculum

Education Assistant – ICT/e-Cadres

Education Assistant – Reading Champions

General School Assistant – Child & Youth Care Worker

General School Assistant – Handyman (no matric required)

General School Assistant – Sports and Enrichment Agent (no matric required)

Duration: For 5 months from the beginning of November

Monthly Stipend: R3827 monthly stipend (less UIF of R38 per month)


Eastern Cape
Free State
North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape

What are The Criteria?

Must have Grade 12 / Matric

18 – 35 years of age (must not turn 36 before 31 March 2022)

Live within walking distance from the school

Must not be working, studying or training (even part-time)

Must not be receiving a government grant (NSFAS, Funza Lushaka,)

No criminal record


Planning and organization.

Good Communication skills.

Interpersonal relations.

Good verbal and written communication skills.



Application Requirements:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Testimonials (former school, local chief, church leader ect)

Police Clearance Certificate

Affidavit/Declaration by applicant stating he/she has no criminal record while waiting on the police clearance.

Certified qualifications such as Matric ( applicable: where NQF Level 4 qualification certificate, for Education Assistant applicants with NQF Level 6 and 7 and added advantage.

Certified copy of identity document/passport

How to Apply?

NB. If the website ( is not working, Please be patient and keep trying. The system is severely overloaded like so many people are trying to apply. Remember you have until the 3rd of October 2021 and there is no difference if you apply early or late!

To  Apply:

Register on and apply for the school closest to where you live

This is the only way to apply – you cannot apply to the schools directly

When you have registered the opportunities at the schools closest to the address you have given will appear and you can apply.

If no opportunities are showing up, You can search for “Education Assistant” or “General Assistant”

Applications Close at: Midnight on the 10th of October 2021

Need help?

Visit your local NYDA office, Labour Centre or Public Library

Should you still be unclear on what to do, call our TOLL-FREE support line on 0800 72 72 72, Mon- Fri, 9 AM to 4:30 PM and our Support Guides will assist you. 

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