SANDF: Military Skills Development System Programme 2014

By | July 17, 2020

SANDF: Military Skills Development System Programme 2014

Closing Date: 30 June 2013


The SA Navy is offering young South Africans citizens an excellent opportunity to serve in uniform over two years. The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) is a two-year voluntary service system to equip and develop young South Africans with the necessary skills to compete in the open market.

Young recruits are required to sign up for two years, during which they will receive Military Training and further Functional Training.

Minimum Requirements For Scares Skills:

  •  South African Citizen (Relinquish any other citizenship).
  •  Aged between 18 and 22 with Grade 12 or 18 and 26 for graduates with National Diploma or N6 Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  •  Student Engineering applicants must have a completed Grade 12 with a degree/national diploma admission with Mathematics and Physical Science as passed subjects with at least B symbol or Level 6 for both subjects.
  •  Combat and Technical applicants must have completed Grade 12 with a degree admission with Mathematics and Physical Science as a passed subject with at least D symbol or Level 4 for both subjects.
  •  Preferably single.
  •  Not be area bound.
  •  Have no criminal offences.
  •  Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointments in the SANDF.
  •  Be free form physical disabilities and not suffer from claustrophobia or a fear of heights.
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After completion of Military and Officers training in the first year, Combat, Engineering and Technical Candidates will commence Studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the Durban University of Technology and the University of Cape Town.

How To Apply

Download the Application Form


  • 1. Copy of ID
  • 2. Copy of Matric Certificate
  • 3. A Short CV
  • 4. Highest achieved qualification (e.g. Degree, National Diploma or N6 Certificate)


Admission Enquiries can be directed to SANDF Recruitment Centre at (012) 339 4000. If interested in the MSDS in the SA Navy, kindly complete the application form with the requested documents | post to:

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Department of Defence, SA Navy Headquarters
Private Bag X104, Pretoria, 0001

Should you not receive a response within 60 days after the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful

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