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Military Skills Development System - SA Military Health Service


The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS). is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform on a two-year contract. The Recruits will receive military training and further functional training in their first year of service. During the second year of service, depending on the duration of the functional orientation, they will be deployed where needed and given opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop their skills.

General Requirements:

• RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship).

• 18 — 22 years of age (Gr 12).

• 18 - 26 (3 years Tertiary Qualification) when reporting.

• Admission Point Score (APS) Score of 24 and above, excluding Life Orientation (LO).

• Have no criminal record or pending cases.

• Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.

• No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).

• Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.

Select one of the following fields of interest:

❑ Patient Administration.

❑ Logistics.

❑ Medical Support Operations.

❑ Dog Handler.

❑ Counter Intelligence (Gr 12 with ALL the following Subjects: English Level 4. 2nd Language Level 4. Mathematics/Literacy (Lit) Level 3. Life Science Level 3 and Geography/Physical Science Level 3). E Corporate Communication (Gr 12 plus a Degree in Communication/Diploma in Public Relations and Journalism).

❑ Human Resource (Gr 12 plus Bachelors Degree in Organisational Study).

❑ Chemical Biological Radiation Defence (Gr 12 with ALL Subjects on Level 5: English, Mathematics [NO Maths Lit], Life Science and Physical Science).

❑ Environmental Health (Gr 12 with All the following Subjects: Mathematics [NO Maths Lit] Level 5. Physical Science (Level 5) and Life Science Level 4).

❑ Musician (Gr 12 plus a Music Practical Gr 6 or higher Certificate from a recognised institution [eg UNISA, TRINITY. ROYAL SCHOOLS]).

❑ Dental Assistant (Dental Assistance Certificate or Gr 12 with Mathematics Level 4/ Lit Level 3).

❑ Nursing Diploma (Gr 12 with ALL Subjects on Level 4: English. Life Science and Mathematics/Literacy).

❑ Auxiliary Nursing (Gr 12 with ALL Subjects on Level 3: English. Life Science and Mathematics/ Literacy).

❑ Emergency Care Assistant (Gr 12 with ALL Subjects: English Level 5. Mathematics Level 3 [NO Maths Lit]. Physical Science Level 4 and Life Science Level 3).


Download Applications form

You can also apply in person. For the ease of reference, application forms are issued at the following regional offices with indicated addresses: Regional Office Free State: Army Support Base Bloemfontein Recruitment Office, Pappa Brits Street, Tempe, Bloemfontein, 9300

Regional Office Western Cape: Castle of Good Hope Recruitment Office Block C, c/o Buiten and Strand Street, Cape Town, 8000

Regional Office Limpopo: Army Support Recruitment Office Building Building T143, Gate Way Road, Polokwane, 0699

Regional Office Kwa-Zulu Natal: Recruitment Office, Lords Ground Military Base, 186 Old Ford Road (K.E Masinga Road), Durban

Regional Office Eastern Cape: Army Support Base Recruitment Office Willow Drive, Forest Hill, Porta Elizabeth, 6013

Regional Office Northern Cape: Army Support Base Recruitment Office, Kimberley, General Khan van der Spuy Avenue, Diskobolos, Kimberley

Regional Office North West: Army Support Base Recruitment Office C/O Grobler Street (R53) and Eleazer Road, Potchefstroom, 2531

Regional Office Gauteng: Recruitment Office, C/O Visagie and Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria Central, 0001

Applicants residing in Mpumalanga will access forms at the following venues:

  • Army Support Base, 8 Spruit Street, Mbombela, 1201

  • 4 South African Infantry Battalion, C/O Dr Beyers Naude and Boncker Street, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, 1050


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