Traffic Officer Learnership

Traffic Officer Learnership. There are multiple opportunities for young, and talented individuals to become traffic officers.

Traffic Officer Learnership Application

Traffic enforcement is one of the most important requirements to enhance road safety. For this, it is also important to have many dedicated and well-trained traffic officers.

Minimum Requirements to become a Traffic Officer

To become a Traffic Officer, you need to be employed or appointed as a trainee (permanent or on contract) by a Provincial Department of Transport, a Municipality or a Government Agency such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

The minimum requirements to become a Traffic Officer are as follows:

  • Minimum educational qualification of matric or grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Code B driving licence (manual transmission).
  • No Criminal record.
  • Medical Certificate as proof that a person can do strenuous exercise.
  • Applicants shall not be older than 35 years of age

Candidates can expect to do the following modules during their learnership as traffic officer:

  • Personal Orientation
  • Legislation & People
  • Legislation & Traffic
  • Legislation & Vehicle Compliance
  • Legislation & Traffic Hazards
  • Load Compliance
  • Communications with the Public

How to apply for Traffic Officer Vacancies / Learnerships

To apply visit www.rtmc.co.za and select careers, and for positions at Government visit local municipalities career website for further details.

Falsification of any kind will not be taken lightly. Only candidates who make the shortlist will be contacted. These candidates will be asked to do a medical, driving, fitness and fingerprint check. Candidates have not assured a permanent position after the completion of their learnership, however, some of these institutes may offer permanent positions if they have an opening.

What are advantages and drawbacks about this career

Advantages: Working with people and helping them to obey traffic rules, assisting to reduce the number of road crashes and thus saving lives.


Drawbacks: Be able to work with people with various personalities, having to work during holidays and weekends on 24-hour shifts. Performing duties in all weather conditions.

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