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Closing Date: 05 October 2019
City of Cape Town
Ref: SS 60/18 Ext
  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC: Schools) or National Senior Certificate (NSC: FET Colleges) or National Certificate (Vocational) 4 with Mathematics as a passed subject
  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years
  • Must not suffer from Acrophobia and Claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces or heights)
  • Medically and physically fit
  • Ability to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
  • No criminal record and must be drug free
  • A valid Code B (08) driver ’ s licence is preferable
  • Currently unemployed
  • Only South African citizens residing in the Cape Metropole area (proof will be required)
  • Currently not participating in a learnership programme
  • Must not be involved in any other studies from 1 February 2019 to 31 July 2020

Key Performance Areas

  • Candidates will be required to successfully complete the required training for Fire Fighters, namely: Occupational Certificate: Fire Fighter (Curriculum Code 5411010001, NQF Level: 4 Credits: 148, Learnership Number 14Q140040001494).
  • Candidates need to pass a physical and written assessment comprising of the following:
  • Reach test (1,9M)2.4 km run (11min for male and 13 minutes for female participants)Push ups (30 in 1 minute)
  • Situps (30 in 1 minute)
  • Dead load carries (2 x 25kg over a distance of 100m)
  • Acrophobia test (successfully climb 3 stories and return to ground level on a ladder supported against a wall)
  • Claustrophobia test (successfully complete the confined space circuit unassisted)
  • Candidates must also pass a written assessment (Mathematics with a pass mark of 50%) and (Comprehension with a pass mark of 70%)
  • Candidates must also pass a behavioural assessment and medical evaluation prior to appointment Special conditions applicable to the post:
    • Non permanent contract position
    • Required to wear a uniform
    • Applicants need to be able to complete all functions of the fire fighter post

How To Apply

To be considered for these positions and participate in the assessments, applicants must follow the instructions as detailed below:


A, B, C, D or E1 October 2018
F, G, H, I, J, K or L2  October 2018
M, N or O3 October 2018
P, Q, R, S4 October 2018
U, V, W, X, Y 5 October 2018


53 Berkley Road, Ndabeni (old abattoirs premises) by no later than 08h00. No latecomers will be accepted.


  • Original South African Identity Document
  • Original National Senior Certificate (NSC: Schools or National Senior Certificate (NSC: FET Colleges) or National Certificate (Vocational)
  • Certified copy of South African Identity Document (not older than 6 months)
  • Certified copy of National Senior Certificate (NSC: Schools) or National Senior Certificate (NSC: FET Colleges) or National Certificate (Vocational) 4 (not older than 6 months)
  • PT clothes and running shoes
  • Participants to provide their own water and refreshments for the day
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions

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