Traffic Student Intake 2023-2024

Traffic Student Intake: 

Provincial Inspector (Beaufort West, Caledon, George, Knysna, Laingsburg, Metro (Cape Town), Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Swellendam, Vredenburg, Vredendal and Worcester),

Ref No. MD 19/2023 

This is a twelve (12) month training course which will commence on Monday, 8 January 2024 at the Gene Louw College (GLTC), Brackenfell.

Should vacant and funded Provincial Inspector posts exist after obtaining the Further Education and Training Certificate, individuals may be offered permanent employment against such posts at one of the Provincial Traffic Centres, however, it is not guarenteed. T

he various Traffic Centres are as follows: Beaufort West, Caledon, George, Knysna, Laingsburg, Metro (Cape Town), Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Swellendam, Vredenburg, Vredendal and Worcester.

You may select only one Centre of preference closest to your residential area in the application questions.

Provincial Traffic Law Enforcement provides a 24/7 traffic law enforcement service, therefore after appointment candidates will be expected to work shifts including Public holidays and Sundays and be willing to work additional hours, if required;

Successful candidates must obtain their own accommodation while attending at GLTC Brackenfell and will be responsible for there own transport, meals and accommodation fee for the duration of the 12 month course;

Students will be subject to the code of conduct of the College as well as competency requirements of the College; Students will be required to undergo extensive physical training, whilst at the College.


  • A Grade 12 (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification) with Mathematics, Mathematics literacy, English and a additional language with 50% or higher pass mark;
  • Valid motor vehicle license (manual) code B (learners licenses will not be accepted;
  • Applicants must be under 35 years of age (35 years and older do not qualify as this is a National requirement and will be excluded from process).
  • Applicant must be medically and physically fit, pregnant persons will not be considered as physical tasks during recruitment and subsequent training may pose a threat to the unborn child and/or mother;
  • No criminal record or pending criminal record; Candidates must qualify for appointment as an Authorized Officer and for the appointment as Peace Officer in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977.
  • Visible tattoos (hands, arms, upper chest, neck or face) and body piercings (except females with one piercing in each ear) will disqualify an applicant as this will not compliment uniformity in a uniform wearing environment;
  • Well versed with the home language of the majority of residents in a specific area where the successful incumbents will be appointed;
  • Candidates reserved for shortlisting will be subject to undergo fingerprint checks by the SAPS and will be required to undergo the following tests: interview, knowledge test, fitness, driving test and a medical test as proof that the reserved candidates may do strenuous exercise;
  • Successful candidates will undergo a full medical, psychological, drug assessment at a provincial testing facility prior to admission; Undergo fitness and drug testing assessments for the duration of the course.
  • Applicants must be resident in the immediate vicinity of their selected traffic centres, if appointed afterwards.


Only applicants who have met the advertisement criteria will receive a link to their registered email address to answer knowledge-based questions as part of the selection process.

click here to apply online for the Western Cape Traffic Officer Intake

If you have not received correspondence within 3 months from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.