Amathuba Hub has a wide variety of learnerships for various different sectors.

What is a learnership?


A learnership can be defined as follows: A structured learning programme that combines theoretical learning and practical workplace experience which results in a comprehensive learning experience.

If successfully completed, a learnership leads to a qualification registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

To qualify as a learnership, the programme must contain the following elements according to the Skills Development Act.:

  • A structured learning component (theoretical training)
  • Practical work experience (on-the-job training)
  • It must lead to a qualification (if completed successfully)
  • It must relate to an occupation

Who is eligible for a learnership?


  • Learnerships are available to all young people who have completed school, college or learning at other training institutions. Both employed and unemployed delegates are eligible for learneships.
  • Unemployed South Africans can however, only participate in a learnership if there is an employer prepared to act as host for the required work experience. Amathuba Hub recruits and places unemployed learners with on behalf of companies to close this gap.
  • A learnership is dependent on a contract which legally binds the learner, the employer and the training provider. This contract requires the learner to be employed by the employer only for the duration of the learnership. Once the learnership has been completed, the employer can decide on whether to continue to employ the learner or not.

Learnership Benefits


  • Learnerships provides an organisation with a greater talent pool of skilled individuals.
  • Productivity is directly increased through the upskilling of staff.
  • Receive a R60 000 tax rebate on each learnership.
  • Receive R120 000 tax rebate on learnerships allocated to disabled learners.
  • Get SETA grant allocation towards Skills Development
  • Better your B-BBEE scorecard with the points contribution as per Skills Development priority element 18.1 (employed) and 18.2 (unemployed) learnerships
  • Employees are motivated through the direct investment in their education and tend to be more independent as they feel confident in their abilities.