Chyrsalis Academy Learnership Opportunity 2023 Is Open

The Chyrsalis Academy is a youth development programme that offers young people the chance to gain work experience and learn valuable life skills.


Youth FREE Skills Development At Chrysalis Academy

They should be:

  • 18 to 25 years old.
  • Have passed Grade 9 (Standard 7).
  • Not in employment, education or training.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Be a resident of the Western Cape.

The Chrysalis Academy is a leadership development organisation as well as a social crime prevention initiative, that works creatively with young people enabling them to take responsibility for their personal growth and deepen their resilience.

The Academy provides them with the necessary life skills, tools and practices to become self-confident, economically productive and positive role models within their communities.

Participation is entirely voluntary and free, except for a non-refundable fee of R450 on the day of intake.

The programme is sponsored by the Western Cape Government’s Department of Community Safety and is available to all youth who meet the criteria.

What are we offering?

A 3-month residential programme on our beautiful campus set in the peaceful surrounding of the Tokai forest, followed by a 1 year paid internship and aftercare support for 5 years.

The following life skills are offered:

  • Personal Mastery
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Goal setting
  • Conflict management
  • Diversity
  • Basic health and nutrition
  • HIV/Aids awareness
  • Gender awareness
  • First aid (level 1)
  • Environmental awareness
  • Camp Craft


Interested young people can apply online by downloading the application form or by contacting the Academy for the application.

All applicants who meet the criteria will be invited for an interview at the Academy. A physical assessment will also be conducted before they can be considered for selection for the 3-month training. All applicants would have to be vetted before acceptance onto the programme.

The application form specifies which documents must accompany each application.

Successful candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of R450 on the day of intake.

Applications for 22 Bravo (males) closes on 29 April 2023. Apply today!


Opportunity Closing Date: Friday, 29 April, 2023 – 12:00

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