Refers to a learning programme where the learner spends some time learning theory and some time learning practical skills in a workplace. It leads to a qualification registered on the NQF
The internship together with experiential learning programme, affords the learners the opportunity to gain work experience and also assist graduates in attaining accreditation upon completion of the programme.
An internship is a workplace or practical component that is required in addition to a general theoretical knowledge based qualification (institutional provider) in order to obtain registration as a professional or as licensed to practice.
Stakeholders, i. e departments normally put adverts in the newspapers for the learners to enter into the learnerships. The adverts will specify all expected condition that one should consider when applying for this programme.
A specific qualification determines and outlines the criterion for which the learner can enter into the learnership.
The PSETA does guide and support the stakeholders/ departments on how to implement the learnerships. It is the stakeholders that normally pay the stipend for the learners into the learnership programme.