Career building opportunities at the Department of Transport and Public Works | Western Cape Government

Career building opportunities at the Department of Transport and Public Works

(Western Cape Government)

The Department of Transport and Public Works creates opportunities for youth development and jobs through its skills development, learnership, bursary and training programmes.

Learnerships and skills development programmes

The Department offers opportunities to those interested in careers in the built environment.

Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) gives unemployed people a chance to gain skills through temporary work. The Department leads EPWP’s infrastructure sector.


National Youth Service (NYS) Programme provides skills and understanding for working in the built environment in various technical trades.

construction industry learnerships

Contractor Development Programme is for emerging contractors in the construction industry and aims to develop skills and promote business sustainability.

Contractor Development
When qualified, apprentices of the Bellville Mechanical Workshop Apprenticeship Programme can study further toward becoming a mechanical engineering technician or an engineer. build your construction business


Masakh’iSizwe bursaries


The Department offers bursaries to students who would like to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following careers:

  • Property studies
  • Transport economics
  • Transportation engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical and/or electronic engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Quantity surveying
  • Town/City and regional planning
  • Architecture, etc.

Read more on the types of support the bursary programme offers students.

Training opportunities

Traffic Officer Training

The Department offers the following traffic law enforcement courses at its Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) in Brackenfell, Cape Town.

Read more on how to become a traffic law enforcement official on GLTC’s website.

Follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW

The content on this page was last updated on 21 January 2020