Looking for a govt job? You no longer have to attach copies of qualifications to application forms

Those applying for government jobs will no longer be required to submit certified copies of their educational qualifications and other relevant documents as only shortlisted candidates will be required to do so. 

The Department of Public Service and Administration announced this in a statement this week. “Government job seekers are… not required to submit certified copies of qualifications with their applications, but must submit a duly completed Z83 application for employment form, and a detailed CV,” the statement read.

Department acting director-general Linda Dludla said shortlisted candidates should submit certified copies to the human resources section on or before the day of the interview.    

She added this was to alleviate the administrative burden to human resource sections, but “more importantly to minimise the costs [of applying for a job] for applicants”. 

“It is in this regard that we encourage departments to request certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents only from shortlisted candidates,” said Dludla.

Shortlisted candidates should submit certified copies to the Human Resource section on or before the day of the interview.

The Acting DG said job-seekers applying for advertised jobs in all national and provincial government departments should still fully complete all fields in Part A and Part B of the new Z83 form.

Applicants must answer all areas as it is acceptable for an applicant to indicate not applicable but not acceptable to just leave sections blank.

The department has appealed to applicants to complete all fields in full for both Part C and D. With regard to Part E, F and G, where there is limited space, applicants are allowed to indicate “see attached’ Curriculum Vitae (CV), as long as the CV is attached with all the required information.

If the required information is not provided on the CV, the applicant may be disqualified.

“It must be noted that a CV is an extension of the application of employment Z83 and applicants are accountable for the information that is provided therein.

“The questions related to conditions that prevent re-appointment in the public service space under Part F must be answered, the declaration must also be completed and signed,” said the Acting Director-General.

According to Dludla, applicants who will not utilise the most recent Z83 form for employment issues in line with Regulation 10, of the Public Service Regulations, 2016, will be disqualified.

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