Military Skills Development System 2017

The Defense Intelligence has announced the Latest Military Skills Development Programme 2017, and the Application Forms are available over the web to forward your training job application at the first convenient. The Military Skills Development Programme 2017 will boost your experience level in armed forces, and you may get Military Jobs in near future. The Defense Intelligence has launched the Military Training Programme 2017 in collaboration with SA Army, SA Navy and SA Air Force. If you are looking for the Jobs 2017 in South African Army or Navy, you should join the Military Skills Development System 2017 and forward the application form.

The SA Military Careers mostly remain available / vacant in various departments, and you may also avail these Military Vacancies after getting the experience certificate from the Military Skills Development Programme 2017. The interested candidates should go for the application process at the first convenient after having a look on the details of Military Careers as appended below.

Military Skills Development Programme 2017: Military Training Opportunities

In cooperation with the Services (SA Army, SA Air Force and SA Navy), Defence Intelligence is offering young South African citizens an excellent opportunity to serve in uniform over a two-year period. The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) is a two-year voluntary service system which is aimed at affording young people skills, which could assist in their quest for employment in the job market. Young recruits are required to sign up for a period of two-years, during which they will receive Military Training, further Functional Training and skills training.

Minimum Requirements

  • South African Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Aged between 18 and 22 with Grade 12 or 18 and 26 for applicants with tertiary qualifications (national diploma / degree/post graduate diplomas and post graduate degrees) – Preferably single. – Not be area bound.
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointments in the SANDF.
  • Be free form physical disabilities and do not suffer from claustrophobia or a fear of heights.
  • Be willing to undergo pre-employment screening, psychometric testing and security vetting.

Successfully completed Grade 12 Applicants:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi, with Degree or National Diploma Admission. A mark of at least 4 (50 – 50%) in Afrikaans or English and a mark of at least 4 (50% – 59%) in each of the four school subjects from the list of designated university admission subjects.

National Diploma/ Graduate Applicants:

National Diploma Security Risk Management, IT qualifications or a degree with the preferred study fields of Political Science, Africa Studies, International Relations, Social / Psychological Sciences or Security Studies.


Defence Intelligence is mandated to conduct intelligence and counter-intelligence on behalf of the DOD and as such must ensure an HR complement equipped with the necessary skills and attributes. Recruits will be compelled to complete the Basic Military Training and if successful Officers Formative within the Service of choice, followed with Functional Intelligence Training. Selected officers will be afforded the opportunity to enrol for a prescribed three year degree at the Faculty Military Science, Stellenbosch University.

How to Apply for Military Skills Development System 2017: Application Forms

Closing Date is 29 February 2016. Click here to download the 2017 Defence Intelligence application form. This application form must be submitted with the following certified documents:

  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of Gr 12 Certificate
  • A Short CV
  • Highest achieved qualification (e.g. Degree or National Diploma at SAQA registered institutions)

Admission enquiries can be directed to: SANDF, Defence Intelligence, Recruitment Centre.

If you are interested in the MSDS at Defence Intelligence in cooperation with the SA Army, SA Air Force and the SA Navy, kindly complete the application form with the requested documents and post to: Department of Defence, Defence Intelligence, Private Bag X367, Pretoria, 0001

N.B. Should you not receive a response by 31 October 2016, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you should forward your application form at the first convenient to avail the Military Training Careers 2017. Various Young Candidates are looking for the Military Jobs, so they should not waste their time here and there. The interested persons should apply online for the recently announced Military Vacancies.

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  2. this is really disturbing for people like me who are above 26 but less than 30 yrz with tertiary qualifications. i really wana serve my country but they keep telling abt age. We have lot of ppl who went in being above 30yrz but no one wana tell how but its written on their faces. jus help us SANDF

  3. I’ll would like to join the military skills development system for 2017 I have my grade 12 I’m 20 years old help m how can I join?please I’m interested to do this job

  4. Cebolenkosi Muziwenhlahla Nzuza

    I would like to join and be the part of the Millitary deffense force as I am the South African citizen who wants to serve his country in full uniform.

  5. Tebogo Mokgwatlheng

    I would really like to join Military defence this year 2017.I am 19 years old and prepared to serve in uniform. Please help me.I would be really honoured to be called in. thank you!

    • Tebogo Mokgwatlheng

      I would really like to join Military defence this year 2017.I am 19 years old and prepared to serve in uniform.I have passed my grade 12. Please help me.I would be really honoured to be called in. thank you!

  6. Ntakumbana Nomanesi

    I am going to be 25 in February I have a university degree and I would like to join the military

  7. Tshepo Brian kgalangobe

    Jobs good

  8. I would really like to join South African Amry for 2017,I’m 21 yrs i passed matric please help..

  9. looking for a job im a lady of 26years of age i have a certificate of skills programme in electrical and a drivers license code 10

  10. looking for a job im a lady of 26years of old i have a certificate of skills programme in electrical and a drivers license

  11. I would like to join plc help im 25 yrs only matric

  12. I would like to join military defence this year 2017 Ian 23 prepared to serve in uniform i have passed my grade 12 please help me i really need this job

  13. hy, I’m interested ,I’d be happy if I could get this opportunity to work at SA army…I’ve got all the requirements..

  14. Hello…iam Palesa,iam 22 years i would love to work SA army.

  15. Mputumi/Nkosibonile

    Hello am the man who want to work on this sa army am the one who is 22 years please make are plan

  16. hello am LUCKYOS I’m 19 yrs old I want to work there so please help me with some information I hv jst submitted the forms along with the CVs ….here is my number 0827250286 or contact me via email

  17. I’m really interested for being a part of military plz call me @ 0723750891



  19. Good afternoon

    My daughter want to study medicine under SANDF and serve the organisation.How does it work and please forward the subjects needed.

  20. Cwenga Siralarala

    I’m really interested for being a part of military .am 19years

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