SABC Learnership

Do you have a passion for the changing world of Film & Television Production? If yes, then SABC Film & Television Production Learnership is for you!

SABC is providing an exciting opportunity to aspirant, vibrant and energetic individuals who have completed Grade 12. This learnership programme will provide successful applicants with competencies that will prepare them for a career in Film & Television Production

Minimum Requirements:

  • Meet the minimal requirements of the qualification
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Communication and language competence
  • Be a South African citizen between the ages 18 – 35
  • Be unemployed and not registered on any other Learnership /internship
  • Residents from Gauteng Province or wiling to relocate

Application Must include the following

  • A concise 2 page CV
  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of Grade 12 Certificate
  • Proof of residence
  • Completed application form
  • You are also welcome to apply if you have Film & Television experience, with no qualification and unemployed.

How to apply

  • Send your application via e-mail to or to nearest SABC offices.  In the e-mail subject and the application form include (Ref: Film&TV-GP/001)


Learnerships – A guide for unemployed people

1.What is a learnership?

A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a nationally recognised qualification that is directly related to an occupation,for example an accountant, construction worker, health care worker, IT technician or motor mechanic. Learnerships combine a structured learning component with practical work experience that is acquired while being employed in a company, government department or small business. Learners in learnerships have to attend classes at a college or training centre to complete the classroom-based learning, and they also have to complete on-the-job training in a workplace. This means that unemployed people can only participate in a learnership if there is an employer that is prepared to provide the required work experience.

2. Which unemployed people can apply to do a learnership?

Learnerships are available for young people who are just leaving school, college or other training institutions after completing some formal education, and for people who have been unemployed for some time. People entering a learnership must be at least 16 years old and younger than 35 years. The Department of Labour has set the following targets for learners entering learnerships: 85% should be Black, 54% should be women and 4% should be people with disabilities.

3. How much will it cost?

People entering a learnership do not have to pay anything for the programme.

4. Will you be paid anything during the learnership?

All unemployed people selected for a learnership programme will be paid a learner allowance by the employer. The allowance is not a salary, but is intended to cover the cost of expenses like travel and meals you will have to pay for because you are in the learnership.

5. How much will a learner earn?

Learner’s allowance:

i) An employer must pay a learner an allowance calculated in terms ofclause 3 of Sectoral Determination No. 5: Learnerships

ii) A learner’s allowance must be calculated as a percentage of thequalified wage in accordance with column 3 in Table A

iii) No learner may be paid less than the applicable allowance specifiedin Table A.

The precise amount of the learner allowance depends on the type of learnership and the level of the qualification. The Minister of Labour has specified the minimum amount that employers must pay as allowance to unemployed learners in learnerships. The allowances and conditions are agreed with each learner before the commencement of the learnership. The learner allowances set by the Minister are indicated in the table below. The NQF level in the table indicates the level of the qualification that successful learners will get at the end of the learnership. For example, a Grade 12 certificate is on NQF level4 and a degree, such as a Bachelor’s Degree at a university, is on level 6. The number of credits gives an indication of the duration of the programme. Most of the learnerships are about 120 credits, and if you successfully complete such a learnership you will be awarded 120 credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).