Looking for a govt job? You no longer have to attach copies of qualifications to application forms

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  • Jobseekers no longer have to attach certified copies of certificates and relevant documents when applying for government jobs. 
  • They will only have to submit them when or if they are shortlisted for interviews. 
  • The Department of Public Service and Administration says this is to cut costs for applicants and lessen the burden for HR practitioners. 

Those applying for government jobs will no longer be required to submit certified copies of their educational qualifications and other relevant documents as only shortlisted candidates will be required to do so. 

The Department of Public Service and Administration announced this in a statement this week.

"Government job seekers are... not required to submit certified copies of qualifications with their applications, but must submit a duly completed Z83 application for employment form, and a detailed CV,” the statement read.

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Department acting director-general Linda Dludla said shortlisted candidates should submit certified copies to the human resources section on or before the day of the interview.    

She added this was to alleviate the administrative burden to human resource sections, but "more importantly to minimise the costs [of applying for a job] for applicants". 

"It is in this regard that we encourage departments to request certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents only from shortlisted candidates," said Dludla.  


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