How to Apply for – School Assistant Online Application 2022

If you’re looking to apply to become a school assistant or a teacher assistant, you should know that the applications are now open on However, this is only for those in the age group of 18-35 years old.

The Basic Education Employment Initiative is a project by the Department of Education to employ more teachers and school assistants in government schools.

School Assistants are teachers who assist in the teaching and learning process in schools. They are usually employed by schools through their direct employer (the school) or by an intermediary service provider like

Applications opened today (26th September) so you can apply now for these jobs! Here’s a step by step guide to help you apply for school assistant jobs through the Basic Education Employment Initiative to become a Schools Assistant using

  1. Go to the SAYouth website
  2. Register an account
  3. Log in with your details
  4. In the search bar, you should type ‘school assistant’ or search for the name of the school closest to you
  5. A list of jobs available in your area will come up which will also include the opportunity cards for the schools that are closest to you. Only apply at schools that you have easy access to
  6. Click the ‘read more’ button which would enable you to see further details about the job
  7. If you are interested in the opportunity, click ‘apply now’
  8. Follow the prompts and provide the relevant information to complete your application
  9. You will then receive confirmation that your application has been successful

Those who are selected for shortlisting will be required to prepare the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Testimonials (former school, local chief, church leader, etc)
  3. Police clearance certificates
  4. Affidavit/Declaration by applicant stating he/she has no criminal record while awaiting the Police clearance
  5. Certified qualifications such as Matric, (where applicable: NQF Level 4 qualification certificate, for Education Assistant applicants with NQF level 6 and 7 an added advantage)
  6. Certified copy of identity document/ passport.


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