Your Guide to 2024 Teacher Assistant & General School Assistant Jobs in South Africa (Phase 5)


If you’re passionate about education and want to make a difference in the lives of young South Africans, consider applying for a Teacher Assistant (TA) or General School Assistant position through the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative’s Phase 5.

 This program offers valuable opportunities to gain experience, support teachers, and contribute to your community.


General available Jobs Grade 10 is needed to apply, consider sending your CV.

Who is eligible for Phase 5 teacher assistant jobs?

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age: Between 18 and 35 years old.
  • Residency: a South African citizen with a valid ID or passport, or a valid work permit.
  • Proximity: Live within 5km of the school (or up to 30km if applying to a farm school).
  • Availability: Be unemployed, not enrolled in any studies (part-time or full-time), and not currently receiving government grants or any other income.
  • Background: Have a clean criminal record and ensure that you were not unfairly advantaged in the hiring process.
  • Training: Complete all mandatory training for the position and hold the relevant certificates.


What are the key responsibilities of a Teacher Assistant?

While your specific duties will depend on your experience level, the school’s needs, and the teacher you’re paired with, here’s a broad overview of what you can expect:

  • Classroom Support: Assist with lessons, and activities, and provide individual attention to students.
  • Administrative Assistance: Help teachers with lesson planning, grading, and classroom organization.
  • Resource Creation: Prepare displays and learning materials and make the classroom engaging.
  • Student Development: Promote positive behavior, offer guidance, and support student wellbeing.
  • Beyond the Classroom: Contribute to after-school programs, school events, field trips, and more.

How to Apply

  • Online Application: Be sure to visit the official Presidential Youth Employment Initiative website: online application when Phase 5 applications open.
  • Toll-Free Hotline: If you lack internet access, call 0800 727272 for assistance.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity:

The Department of Basic Education is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. They prioritize affirmative action to ensure fair representation across all positions.

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