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SA Army Military Skills Development System
SA Army Support Corps

Personnel Service Corps

This corps is primarily concerned will all aspects relating to personnel administration and support. This includes career planning, promotions, transfers, pay, leave etc.

Values Component

  • Commitment
  • Empathy
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Excellence Orientation
  • Respect
  • Trustworthiness

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF 4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
English Essential
Mathematics Advantageous
Computer Skills Basic knowledge would be advantageous

Technical Service Corps

Main Function

The Technical Service Corps (TSC) provides technical support in the SA Army, that includes integrated technical maintenance, eg mechanical, electrical and electronical repair, as well as the recovery of vehicle casualties to ensure a specified state of combat readiness. The Technical Service Corps consists of learners, qualified Artisans and Officers, each specialised in a specific mustering. Learners must be at least in possession of a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) of Level 4 (N3) certificate and must have passed Mathematics.

Values Component

  • Professionalism
  • Pride
  • Customer Orientation
  • Empowerment
  • Excellence Orientation
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Reliability

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF 4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
English Essential
Mathematics Essential
Technical Trade Theory Advantageous
Technical Drawing Advantageous
Computer Skills Basic knowledge would be advantageous

Ordnance Service Corps

Main Function

The primary role of the Ordnance Service Corps is the effective acquisition, receipt, storing, safekeeping, preservation, maintenance, accounting, distribution and disposal of clothing, accommodation, ammunition, vehicles, fuel and spares with the SA Army. The Ordnance Service Corps also delivers specialised services to the SA Army, which includes computer services, Air Supply and Nature Conservation.

Values Component

  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Reliability

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
English Essential
Technical Advantageous
Computer Skills Basic knowledge would be preferable
Driver's License Code 08 drivers license would be advantageous

SA Ammunition Corps

Main Function

The role and function of the South African Ammunition Corps is to ensure that only safe and effective ammunition is supplied to the Department of Defence and other users. Their functions includes participation in research and development, quality assurance, unit inspection, maintenance and disposal of ammunition. Candidates must have a sound psychological profile exhibiting a high degree of intelligence, steadiness and an aptitude or innovative technical thinking. Learners must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or Level 4 (N3) certificate and must have passed Mathematics and Physical Science.

Values Component

  • Military professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Transparency
  • Loyalty
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Discipline

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF 4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
English Essential
Science / (Chemistry and physics) Essential
Trade Theory Advantageous
Technical Drawing Advantageous
Mathematics Essential
Computer Skills Basic knowledge would be preferable

Corps of Bandsmen

Corps of Bandsmen

 

 

Main Function

To provide musical support to the South African Army to foster high morale and esprit de corps.
Promote an internal and external positive disposition towards the South African Army.

Values Component

  • Professionalism
  • Loyalty
  • Reliability
  • Respect

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF 4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
Music NQF 2 Practical / theoretical music knowledge is essential
English Essential
Mathematics Preferable
Life Skills Advantageous

SA Catering Corps

Main Function

The South African Catering Corps is there to assist the South African National Defence Force operationally regarding hospitality services. They are also responsible to improve the management and control of hospitality functions in the South African Army. A high standard in the preparation of food is set, with the emphasis on nutrition. Candidates must be medically fit with a basic knowledge of cooking skills as well as a keen interest to work with people on all levels.

Values Component

  • Dedication
  • Discipline
  • Service delivery
  • Integrity

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF 4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
English Essential
Mathematics Advantageous
Computer Skills Advantageous
Home Economics Advantageous
Certificate / National Diploma / Degree (Hospitality Industry) Advantageous

Fire and Rescue Services

Main Function

To perform emergency operations necessary to ensure life safety, fire control and property conservation:

  • Fire fighting
  • Rescue
  • Medical
  • Hazardous material handling
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster control

Values Component

  • Service delivery
  • Dedication
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity

Educational Entry Requirements

Requirement Description
Grade 12 / NQF 4 Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits
English Essential
Mathematics Advantageous
Science Advantageous
Technical / Mechanical Advantageous
Computer Skills Advantageous
Fire Fighting / Medical Certificate Advantageous
Drivers License Code EB / EC Advantageous