Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) 2024 Internship Programme

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The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) invites recent graduates to apply for the 2024 Internship Programme.

Closing date: 23 January 2024 at 23h59.

Location: various, South Africa


The CETA internship programme intends to contribute to a reduction of youth unemployment in a small, though meaningful way by providing both professional and generic internship programmes that will provide gainful work experience and professional registration, where applicable.


The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act 97.

CETA is responsible for identifying skills gaps and developing the education and training programmes that are appropriate to address the skills shortage in line with the skills needs of the construction industry.

The CETA is a Schedule 3A Public Entity established in terms of the Skills Development Act, No.97 of 1998. It exists primarily to facilitate training and skills development in the construction sector within the context of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act.

CETA also funds a number of learning programmes including skills programmes, learnerships, apprenticeships, internships and bursaries at various public education and training institutions such as Universities and TVET Colleges.


Interns will be exposed to the following functions, amongst the others:

  • Performing all functionary tasks for the unit at entry level.
  • Handle correspondence and enquiries relating to and maintain the units’ records and files.
  • Providing administrative support to the co-ordination of the units budgeting processes.
  • Assist with information gathering for the preparation for audits.

  • Assist in data collating and preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for units.
  • Performing all functions as delegated by the units’ supervisors and managers.
  • Prepare meeting agendas and take minutes.
  • Assists prepare at least 1 presentation per quarter, or as may be required from time to time.
    for less than a quarter timeline.

  • Rotational planning should be structured in a manner that allows sufficient time for the intern to be exposed to different tasks of divisions within a specific department. The interns’ progress to be formally reviewed at least at the end of each and every quarter.


Entry Requirements:

  • Be a South African of less than 35 years of age, with a valid South African ID.
  • Relevant post matric qualification obtained from a recognised institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants must not have participated in any previous SETA sponsored internship programme.
  • Applicants must not have been previously permanently employed.


Interns will be expected to develop the following during their stay at CETA:

  • Knowledge of CETA as a corporate and public entity and the whole SETA landscape; its purpose and mandate.
  • Expected to possess relevant and reasonable theoretical knowledge and understanding relating the functional area or specific departments or units in which interns are placed.
  • Basic knowledge about relevant and applicable regulatory laws and frameworks, Acts, guidelines and policies (including the Skills Development Act, SDLA, PFMA, Tax laws, BBBEE, Employment Equity and Affirmative Action, amongst the others).


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Detailed job profiles and scope for these roles will be available on the recruitment portal, on the CETA website.

Further details on the application criteria and application requirements are available on the recruitment portal.


Please submit:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a motivation letter to be considered for interviews.
  • Certified copies of the Identity Document (ID) and certified copies of academic qualifications.

Enquiries: Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

CETA will only correspond with shortlisted candidates. If you do not receive correspondence from CETA within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing date: 23 January 2024 at 23h59

“CETA is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender, disability) in the organisation through filling of this position and candidates whose appointment will promote representativity will receive preference”.

The CETA reserves the right to cancel this advert, and/or not to appoint. No late applications will be accepted.

NB: No email applications will be considered, all applications must be submitted through the recruitment portal on the link below.


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