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Military Skills Development System - SA Navy

MSDS BACKGROUND The South African Navy (SAN). 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:

• South African Citizen (No dual citizenship).

• 18 — 22 years of age (Gr 12).

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

• Have no criminal record or pending cases.

• Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.

• Do not suffer from claustrophobia or a fear of heights.

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

• Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.



Select one of the following:

COMBAT

❑ REQUIRED:

Admission Point Score (APS) of 24 and above.

Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 4 for both subjects (NO Mathematical Literacy), excl LO.

 

TECHNICAL ENGINEERING

❑ REQUIRED:

Admission Point Score (APS) of 24 and above. Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 4 for both subjects. excl LO.

Mechanical Engineering. Electrical Engineering with N6 and Trade Test (Transcripts of N4 and N5 must be attached)


 


SUPPORT

REQUIRED: Admission Point Score (APS) of 24 and above, excl LO. Select one of the following:

❑ Human Resource Management

❑ Logistics

❑ Combat Marine

❑ Maritime Information Technology ONLY Gr 12 with IT Computer Application Technology or A+, N+ or equivalent (NOT IT Graduates)

❑ Musician (Grade 6 practicals and above)

❑ Military Police

❑ Defence Intelligence

 

REQUIRED: Admission Point Score (APS) of 20 and above. excluding LO.

❑ DIVERS Mathematics with at least Level 3 (NO Mathematical Literacy).

❑ PROTECTION FORCES (Attach Security certificate) (NO Mathematics required)

❑ CATERING (Attach Catering or Hospitality certificate)


 

❑ SUBMARINERS REQUIRED: Admission Point Score (APS) of 24 and above. excl LO, Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 4 (NO Mathematical Literacy).



 


Application

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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