NHLS Learnership 2022 – Apply Now

If you are interested in the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Learnership 2022/2023? We are pleased to guide you on how to apply for the latest learnership programme.

Let’s begin with What is a Learnership? A learnership can be described as a training programme that consists of both theory and practical elements. It offers a way for you to gain work experience, as well as an NQF registered qualification.  All learnerships are managed by Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs).

National Health Laboratory Service Learnerships 2022

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), is a national public entity established in terms of the National Health Laboratory Service Act 37 of 2000 to provide quality, affordable and sustainable health laboratory and related public health services to all public healthcare providers, other government institutions and any private healthcare provider in need of service. It services over 80% of the South African population across all nine provinces and it was mandated to support health research and provide training for health science education.

It was designed to be a self-funded body raising funds from the diagnostic tests it provides for provincial health departments. The NHLS is the main provider of clinical support services to the national, provincial and local Departments of Health through its countrywide network of diagnostic laboratories. It conducts diagnostic tests, produces highly acclaimed research and provides teaching and training for medical technicians, medical technologists and pathologists. The NHLS also provides surveillance support for communicable diseases, occupational health and cancer, and thus, it endeavours to align its strategy to both the Department of Health priorities and the National and Regional Burden of Disease Surveillance.

According to the strategic overview by National Treasury, the NHLS is the largest diagnostic pathology service in South Africa, with a network of approximately 226 pathology laboratories. The NHLS is responsible for most HIV and tuberculosis tests in the public health system and plays a critical role in screening for cervical cancer. HIV and TB treatment depend on accurate and timely tests. The NHLS is also responsible for COVID-19 testing.

The vision of the NHLS is to provide high-quality pathology and laboratory services that are clinically efficient and cost-effective. Its mission is: to provide pathology and laboratory services through competent professionals and state-of-the-art technology, supported by evidence-based research, training and innovation; and to enhance integrated service delivery to meet the needs of the population.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the National Health Laboratory Service recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at the South Africa National Health Laboratory Service.

This page shows you how to apply for National Health Laboratory Service, NHLS internships 2022 dates, application form, requirements, qualifications, guidelines, portal, and updates for free.

Eligibility & Requirements

To qualify for the internship, you need to possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Learnerships 2022.

Entry requirements can be accessed from the official National Health Laboratory Service Learnerships Portal according to the position.

In general, the applicant must meet some basic requirements like:

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of South Africa or have valid work and possess an Identity Card.
  2. You must not have partaken in any other learnership prior to this application
  3. A valid Grade 12 / Martic certification
  4. Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  5. Must hold a diploma or degree in the relevant field (where applicable)
  6. Proof of residence

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae with up-to-date contact details and all relevant information. Candidates must also submit a motivational letter and provide references.

other requirements and qualifications can be found in various advertised positions.

Apply for NHLS Learnership 2022 Application Form

Please do not submit your original certificates, but only certified copies as documentation will not be returned. Applications that are received after the advertised closing date, are missing documentation, or is not signed, will not be taken into consideration.

To register or submit an online application form for the 2022 NHLS Learnership, you need to log on to the National Health Laboratory Service Learnerships Portal.

Download the Z83 Employment Form Here

National Health Laboratory Service Learnerships Online Application Portal – https://www.nhls.ac.za/careers/

  • Browse for the latest Job Learnerships advertised on the page.
  • Then follow the instructions on the page to apply for any available position.

However, you may also check your local media for the latest internship at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).

Closing Date

The National Health Laboratory Service, NHLS Learnership Deadline – Closing Date is available on the vacancies portal.

Other Opportunities:


Postal Private Bag X8, Sandringham, 2131
Physical Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg
Tel 011 386 6000
Fax 011 386 6620
Web www.nhls.ac.za

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