Apr 03, 2018

Work Placement Officer: Engineering

  • Department of Higher Education and Training (Umfolozi TVET College)
  • Naboomnek, Arboretum, Richards Bay, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 13/09 : Work Placement Officer: Engineering, Ref. No: 2017/025 (Readvertisement)
SALARY : R281 418 per annum (Level 8) plus benefits as applicable in Public Sector
CENTRE : Central Office

Three years’ recognized qualification in an Engineering related field. Three years’ minimum experience within a TVET Sector of which two years should be hands-on experience with the recruitment; selection and placement of candidates for WBE, WIL, Internships, Learnership or professional positions and one year’s experience dealing directly with corporate clients and entities. Extensive knowledge of: Employment practices and policies, TVET sector policies, practices and objectives, Public Sector financial management compliance and reporting requirements. Proven ability to build and maintain healthy relationships with external companies and corporate entities. Prove, computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook; Proven report writing skills. Understanding of Human Resources related transcripts and directive applicable to the Public Service. A valid driver’s licence.

KRA: Work placement process management, coordination and administration:
Plan, manage and coordinate placement of current and past students in workplace-based exposure (WBE) programmes, post-studies internships, learnership, traineeships and any other placement schemes. Update and alter work placement policies and procedures as required. Track, identify, explore and communicate work placement opportunities. Coordinate work placement processes across campuses, programmes and projects. Plan and manage work placement budgets and ensure that expenditure complies with budgeted amounts. Provide administrative support to campus staff involved in work placements. Ensure detailed and meticulous recordkeeping for all work placement practices. Identify and implement practices to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, ethical conduct and compliance of the College’s work placement practices. Plan and implement administrative mechanisms for student tracking.

KRA: Establishing, maintain and enhancing work placement stakeholder relationships: Continuously identify and recruit suitable partners for the College’s work placement practices, including employers and service providers. Enhance and expand existing work placement partner relationships. Ensure that work placement partners and stakeholders needs, requirements and expectations are appropriately determined and managed. Ensure continued amicable relationships between the college and work placement partners. Provide training and consultative support to work placement partners, campus staff and other stakeholders. Ensure continued, open and productive communication between the college and work placement partners.
Manage a record of work place partners with relation to capacity, occupation and approval. Ensure that campuses, work placement partners and other stakeholders are informed with regard to important developments, topical issues and best practices regarding work placement. Assist stakeholders to receive certificates as approved. Arrange and coordinate workplace approval for specific occupations between the relevant ETQA (SETA and QCT) and the work place partner.

KRA: Recruitment and placement of candidates: Coordinate and execute the identification, recruitment, evaluation and selection of suitable students and/or former students for participation in work placement opportunities. Effectively match candidates to available opportunities. Ensure that accurate, presentable professional documentation (including CV’s, application letters and portfolios) are compiled for placement candidates. Effectively brief, induct and orientate candidates before placement. Design, compile and facilitate work-readiness and preparation programmes for students.

KRA: Monitoring and evaluation of work placement practices: Conduct site visits to monitor and ensure placed candidates’ performance and placement hosts’ satisfaction. Ensure candidates’ full compliance with programme partners’ requirements and expectations.Timeously investigate, address and resolve complaints or concerns from all stakeholders. Ensure thorough documenting of placement activities, experiences, performance and guidance of recording thereof, Provide detailed, up-to-date and accurate reports to College management and programme partners, campuses and other stakeholders on all work placements activities, successes, challenges and statistics.

KRA: Strategic planning and implementation: Ensure constant consultation with College Principal with work placement strategic plans. Facilitate involvement of Senior Management in the work placement communications and decision-making. Expand work placement sponsorship in collaboration with the Senior Management and coordinate necessary documents accordingly.


uMfolozi TVET College, HRM&D Unit, Private Bag X5023, Richards Bay 3900


Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered to the Central Office, Naboomnek, Arboretum, Richards Bay 3900

Applications must be submitted on form Z83 (web site, from schools, colleges and government departments) and must be completed in full and page 2 duly signed.

Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on your Z83 and covering letter. A recent, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae.

Certified copies of all original qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and academic records, your ID Document and valid driver’s licence (certification must be within the last 3 months).

NonRSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

A separate application must be submitted for each post that you are applying for. Late (received after closing date and time), incomplete, emailed and faxed applications will not be considered.

The employer is an equal opportunity affirmative, action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department.

It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose appointment will promote representatively in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan.

The Employer reserves the right not to make an appointment. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills test. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates.

All short-listed candidates will be subjected to a qualifications and citizen verification; criminal record and financial/asset record checks.

Applicants who have not been invited for an interview within 60 days of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Kindly note that the following posts:
Campus Manager, Ref No: 2018/001; Curriculum Specialists: NC (V) Business Studies Ref No: 2018/002, Report 191 Business Studies, Ref No: 2018/003, NC (V) Engineering Studies, Ref No: 2018/004 and Report 191 Engineering Studies, Ref No: 2018/005 advertised in circular 05 dated 02 February 2018 with the closing date of 23 February 2018 have been withdrawn. The mentioned posts will be readvertised by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


R281 418 per annum

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