Military Skills Development System at SA Navy: Training

The South African Navy (SA Navy) is offering the Military Skills Development System 2016-17 in South Africa. SA Navy Training Programme 2016-2017 is available for those candidates who are willing to serve in SA Navy. The Military Skills Development Programme 2017 will enable you to get SA Navy Jobs and Career Offers in future.

It is also pertinent to mention here that you may avail SA Navy Careers / Vacancies after getting the experience certificate of training completion. The Military Careers or Military Jobs usually remain available for the talented candidates, so you may be able to serve in the SA Military after having some good and valuable experience in your relevant field. So the interested candidates should have a look on the descriptions and details of the South African Navy Vacancies / Training Jobs before forwarding their job application form at the recruitment department of the Navy.

SA Navy Training Jobs 2016-2017: Military Skills Development System 2017 at SA Navy

The SA Navy 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 with the aim of equipping and developing young South Africans with the necessary skills in order to compete in the open market. Young recruits are required to sign up for a period of two-years, during which they will receive Military Training and further Functional Training.

All applicants must comply with the following:

  • South African Citizen (Relinquish any other citizenship)
  • Have no record of criminal offences.
  • Not be area bound.
  • Preferably single.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointments in the SANDF.
  • Be free from physical disabilities and not suffer from claustrophobia or a fear of heights.

Minimum Requirements for Applicants with Matric only:

  • Combat applicants aged between 18 and 22 must have completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 3 for both subjects.
  • Engineering and Technical applicants aged between 18 and 22 must have completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 3 for both subjects

Requirements for Graduates:

  • Graduate applicants aged between 18 must have a completed Grade 12 with a Degree, National Diploma or N6 with Trade Test Certificate in Mechanical, Marine or Electrical Engineering.
  • Graduate applicants aged between 18 must have completed Grade 12 with relevant Support (Human Resource and Logistics) qualifications.

How to Apply for SA Navy Military Skills Development System 2017 in South Africa:

Closing date is 29 February 2016. Click here to download the 2017 SA Navy application form.


  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of Matric Certificate
  • A Short CV
  • Highest achieved qualification (e.g. Degree, National Diploma or N6 with Trade Test)

If interested in the MSDS in the SA Navy, kindly complete the application form with the requested documents & post to: Department of Defence, SA Navy Headquarters (Recruitment Centre) Private Bag X104, Pretoria, 0001

Admission Enquiries can be directed to: SA Navy Recruitment Centre.


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

The Defense Intelligence has also announced the Military Skills Development Programme 2017 in collaboration with SA Navy, SA Army and SA Air Force, so you should also have a look to avail the Jobs at SA Defense Intelligence Department.

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned above, you should Click here to download the South African Navy Applications Form for 2017. You should forward your job application form at the earliest possible time to avail these training job opportunities at South African Navy. The Military Training Programme 2017 will boost your experience level, and you may find more better Jobs in future. So don’t waste your time, and forward your application form at the first convenient for being a part of SA Navy.

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  2. This is is a great opportunity for our young children

  3. I am 28 years lady, I did human resource management and would like to work for south African navy. what should I do.

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  5. I am 18 years old, did my matric last year and currently doing my first year at Rhodes University but I want to join the Navy, where can I apply?

  6. Badroedien Hendricks

    Good Day.
    My son is in grade 11 this year would love to join the navy next year after completing his matric how should he go about it.

    Thank You.
    Badroedien Hendricks


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  8. Denvir Peerboom

    hi I’m 21 years old and I’m playing soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone in a Xmas band. I really want to join the navy its my heart’s desire.

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  11. hi im 19 years old and in matric i would like to become a weapons operator where do i get application forms and how do i apply it would be a honour to work in the S.A navy and protect South Africa’s sea border

  12. my contact number is 0762519961

  13. I have matric;N4&N5 currently waiting for the N6 results in the field of electrical engineering am 25 years of age and am interested in the navy,am looking for the application forms can you please forward me them via email address

  14. hi
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    Thank you in advance

  15. hi im 23 and i will really love to be part of the force that bring our country a tight and powerful securenss. i couldnt not finish my degree due to the systm and finacnial problems.. my phone 0761036185

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  17. IM 22 years old guy,I have matric and N1-N5 BUZY WITH N6 IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.I really love to be the part of SA NAVY
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  18. 14 years ago my 1st grade teacher asked me what i want to be.The answer came proudly “Soldier “..Feed me with info please folks…How selection process goes out know what i mean..I was born in Watts,South Los Angeles,California,USA by South African parents..Am currently living in the country permanantly..PEACE..

  19. 14 years ago my 1st grade teacher asked what i want to be. The answer was “Soldier”.Please folks feed me with an info..About selection process an all that.You know what am sayin..I was born in Watts,South Los Angeles,California to South African parents..Permanantly staying in this county now..You Know..Will they take me in..?..Blessed Is You All..

  20. Iam ntokozo nene, a 21 years boy, iam really interested to this post , to work for navy is my dream since i was growing up. I completed matric in 2013; maths=level 4, physica science=level 3, please help my number is 0761335057 or 0825871767

  21. Hello can u plz email me forms…..I would love to be a navy.
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  22. My name is tebogo kale 16 years old boy .I am doing my matric this year and it was always my dream to work at the RSA Navy I’am doing physical sciences at school. I got level=3 Maths and science in grade 11. What i want to know is that what do i need to do so that Next year 2017 i would be a trainee at the RSA NAVY . YOU RESPOND WILL BE HIEGHLY APPRICIATED …

  23. Am 23 year female candidate who wish to be given a chance, with the aim off protecting SA. I didnt finish my trade because of financial status

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  25. HI Son is in matric this and is 18years of age. How do he apply to join the SA Navy.

  26. HI Son is in matric this year and is 18years of age. How does he apply to join the SA Navy.

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  29. i’m a 19year old female finish matric 2016.I am currently in a navy marinetime project in Waterfront for almost a year. I would rely like to proseed my career in that navy my number is 0799293539

  30. I’m Maqhawe I have N4,N5 and N6 Power Machines
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  31. My name I Phaphama already applied inspired to join the navy. And waiting in confidence

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  33. My name is sinovuyo mntingane i finished my grade 12 on 2015.i would realy like to join sa navy.

  34. But its unfair to take people with science only because many people had a dream of being in the military but then now there dreams have fade away because of science

  35. Hi my name is Sonwabile Ngesi ,at the age of 23 this year.It has always been my dream to be a South African Navy, i am currently doing an electrical engineering this year and as soon as possible i am looking forward to apply for SA Navy.I can be contacted and send email to this number 08350639178

    Hoping from hearing from you again in advance
    Be blessed


  37. Nonsikelelo Hadebe

    I am Nonsikelelo Hadebe doing Grade 11. Got level 5 in maths and level 3 in physical science. and I would like to join the South African Navy in 2019.

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