SEDA Learnership 2023 – Apply Now


If you are interested in the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) Learnership 2023/2024? We are pleased to guide you on how to apply for the latest learnership programme.


Let’s begin with What is a Learnership? A learnership can be described as a training programme that consists of both theory and practical elements. It offers a way for you to gain work experience, as well as an NQF registered qualification.  All learnerships are managed by Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs).

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Small Enterprise Development Agency Learnerships 2023

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) is an agency of the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) which provides non-financial support to small enterprises and cooperatives. Seda has by far the biggest network of offices in the country, with 53 branches including 46 co-location points. Seda has presence in some townships and rural areas and has programmes targeting youth and women. Seda supports 99 Technology Incubation Centres across the country, affording start-ups and new disruptive innovations a well-equipped and protected environment in which to develop and grow for a period of three years.

Seda is adopting the district-based development approach to align support to the district economic sectors and in line with the Integrated Development Plans and Local Economic Development strategies to be able to make a real impact. Seda will now focus on Business Development Service (BDS) standards and practitioner capacitation in the district and management of the database according to the needs of the districts. In terms of this new model, Seda will no longer be providing all development services through its branches but will refer SMMEs to various providers in its database for support.

Incubation has been proven to reduce the failure rate in the first few years for small enterprises. South Africa currently has 244 incubators and accelerators with tech incubation hubs making up only 20% of the network. The distribution of incubators and accelerators in the country follows a similar pattern to that of the economy, with a high density in Gauteng of 37% or 91 and the Western Cape at 22% or 54. Another reality is that 86% of incubators are located in urban areas, with very few existing in townships and rural areas.

Seda will focus on designing incubation models, managing national incubation standards, market assessments aimed at feeding opportunities to the ecosystem, influence or direct private sector and government spend accordingly, monitoring and evaluating the entire system, to name a few. Seda will also facilitate private sector partnerships for the establishment of digital hubs, with 41 new hubs to be added by the 2024 financial year, following a district model. The organisation still plans to launch 13 township tech hubs in the financial year 2020/21, about four of which are near completion.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Small Enterprise Development Agency recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at the South Africa Small Enterprise Development Agency.

This page shows you how to apply for Small Enterprise Development Agency, SEDA internships 2023 dates, application form, requirements, qualifications, guidelines, portal, and updates for free.

Eligibility & Requirements

To qualify for the Learnership, you need to possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) Learnerships 2023.

Entry requirements can be accessed from the official Small Enterprise Development Agency Learnerships Portal according to the position.

In general, the applicant must meet some basic requirements like:

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of South Africa or have valid work and possess an Identity Card.
  2. You must not have partaken in any other learnership prior to this application
  3. A valid Grade 12 / Martic certification
  4. Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  5. Must hold a diploma or degree in the relevant field (where applicable)
  6. Proof of residence

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae with up-to-date contact details and all relevant information. Candidates must also submit a motivational letter and provide references.

other requirements and qualifications can be found in various advertised positions.

Apply for SEDA Learnership 2023 Application Form

Please do not submit your original certificates, but only certified copies as documentation will not be returned. Applications that are received after the advertised closing date, are missing documentation, or is not signed, will not be taken into consideration.

To register or submit an online application form for the 2023 SEDA Learnership, you need to log on to the Small Enterprise Development Agency Learnerships Portal.

Download the Z83 Employment Form Here

Small Enterprise Development Agency Learnerships Online Application Portal –

  • Browse for the latest Job Learnerships advertised on the page.
  • Then follow the instructions on the page to apply for any available position.

However, you may also check your local media for the latest internship at the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

Closing Date

The Small Enterprise Development Agency, SEDA Learnership Deadline – Closing Date is available on the vacancies portal.

Other Opportunities:


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Tel 012 441 1000 / 0860 103 703
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