What Is The Z83 Form? All About The Form You Need For Government Jobs


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When applying for a job in a South African government department, filling in a Z83 form is very important. It is the standard employment form used by all sections of the public service as it allows the employers to screen and identify if you are suitable for the next rounds of the selection process.


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What Is A Z83 Form?

The Z83 application form includes information which determines whether the applicant meets the minimum requirements and qualifications of the job position. It is the standard government employment form and is reviewed by the selected public service shortlisting committee when reviewing applications for an advertised post. 

Only applicants with an original ID or passport may apply using the Z83 form. Applicants filling in the employment form are reminded to ensure that the paperwork is neat and contains the relevant information and supporting documentation. There is a very similar process for all areas of the public service.

Failure to complete sections on the Z83 application form may lead to the application not moving forward in the selection process, regardless of whether the information is in the CV.  So it is essential to be very careful when completing the Z83 application form. Therefore it is important to check that all sections are filled in on the Z83 form.

Working for the South African public service is very popular as they tend to pay well and have good benefits. The standard application for employment form is relevant for all areas of the South African public service and is just one of the ways that the application process is streamlined.

Visit Your Local Labour Centre

If you do not understand a question on the employment form or are not sure how to answer it you may visit your nearest Labour Centre at the Department of Employment and Labour to receive help from an Employment Counsellor. The form is used for all areas of the South African public service as the standard application for employment form.

The new Z83 form may be collected from any South African National, Provincial and Local Government Office or downloaded from government departments’ websites.

Ensure that the correct reference number is on the form to avoid being disqualified because of such a mistake. Also, make sure that the Declaration section is signed and dated, if it is not completed it is an immediate disqualification. 

What To Fill In On The Z83 Form

Before submitting your Z83 form, ensure that the following is filled in:

  • Job position/title
  • Full name of the Department
  • Reference number
  • When you would be able to start the job.
  • All the necessary personal information: full name, ID number, date of birth, etc.
  • Reliable contact numbers
  • List all formal qualifications, work experience and references.
  • Declaration is signed, dated and has your initials.

Click here to download the Z83 form.

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