How To Find & Apply For Traffic Officer Learnerships

Please share this article



Would you like to work as a traffic officer for the government? Find out how to apply and where to find traffic officer learnerships in your local municipality by reading this article.


The main purpose of a Traffic Officer is to ensure the safe and free flow of traffic to prevent road crashes and deaths on our roads. They ensure that all road users, including pedestrians use our roads in an orderly and safe manner.

How to become a Traffic Officer

To become a Traffic Officer, you will first need to be employed by a provincial government, a municipality or a government entity such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) or the Cross Border Road Transport Agency.

When the opportunity presents itself, you will be allowed access to the application forms or you can apply online. Once you have applied you will go through a selection process and if selected, you will be given the chance to attend a traffic training college and obtain a qualification.

The minimum requirements to become a traffic officer are:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (No specific subjects needed)
  • No criminal record · Code B driving Licence (manual transmission)
  • Medical Certificate – that a person may do strenuous exercises
  • Must be employed by a Local or Provincial Authority.

Where to find Traffic Officer Learnerships:

The best place to find traffic officer learnerships is on your provincial government website. When a Traffic officer learnership opportunity is available, they will post it on the vacancy section of their website or on their social media channels.

Arrive Alive

Arrive alive offers interested individuals who have enrolled at a Municipal Traffic Department the opportunity to become trainee Traffic officers. Successful applicants will be sent to one of the 14 traffic officer colleges in South Africa.

Careers Portal 

The careers portal often posts opportunities such as learnerships, internships, and bursaries across all sectors of the working industry. We will post traffic officer opportunities when they are available, so keep on visiting our website.

Western Cape Government

Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell, Cape Town offers training in road traffic law enforcement for Traffic Officers (TO), Examiner for Driving Licences (EDL), Examiner of Vehicles (EOV) and various other Short Courses.

WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad

Google News


Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


Where to Study



Editors choice

The future of our planet and the future of the youth go hand-in-hand, as the climate crisis continues to break down the Ozone layer and the minds of the next generation.