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SA Navy Recruitment 2023 | Form, Requirements & Dates

South African Navy Application Form 2023-2024 | SA Navy Recruitment Requirements

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We are pleased to keep you updated about South African Navy Application Form 2023-2024 | SA Navy Recruitment Requirements

You can download and fill out the South African Navy (SA Navy) recruitment intake application form online from this page. One of the South African National Defence Force’s branches is the SA Navy (SANDF).

The South African Navy is the South African National Defense Force’s maritime warfare division. The navy’s duties include planning and carrying out naval operations in support of other national goals as well as the defense of the South African state, its population, and its interests.

South African Navy Application Form 2022-2024

This page will enclose every information you need or have thought of about the SA Navy. You will see the requirements you need to have and the criteria for SA Navy Recruitment exercise 2020-2021, How to apply for South African Navy, How to Download the online application form, the deadline for application and many more.

About the South African Navy.

The SA Navy is a modern, balanced and credible Navy which commands international respect and contributes to the safety, security, and welfare of South Africa in times of peace and war. The South African Navy uses ships and submarines to conduct its business and its fleet is based in Simon’s Town (Cape Town). The South African Navy has Naval Stations in Durban and Port Elizabeth. The Headquarters is situated in Pretoria.

SA Navy Portal.

Have you been wondering where to SA Navy Portal is, how you can access it on your mobile phone or laptop? Do not panic, we are here to help you out.

The official South African Navy Portal is http://www.navy.mil.za/

You can easily read the latest news and discoveries about the SA Navy in their portal and you can also apply for Jobs in the portal too.

South African Navy Offices/Departments.

Below are all the SA Navy offices/departments you can apply for;

  • Combat Officers.
  • Weapons Operators.
  • Protection Force.
  • Engine Room Attendants.
  • Public Relations.
  • Human Resources.
  • Physical Training.
  • Hospitality
  • Hydrography
  • Fire-fighting
  • Logistics
  • Communications
  • Maritime Reaction Squad
  • Submarine Service
  • SA Navy Divers
  • Student Engineers
  • Student Technical Officer
  • SA Navy Band

South African Navy Requirments

  • Compulsory Medical fitness (applicants will have to undergo the prescribed SANDF military health examination).
  • Compulsory Psychometric tests with prove.
  • Prove of criminal records by the Criminal Record Bureau for verification.
  • Applications complying with the minimum requirements will be subjected to further screening.
  • Shortlisted candidates identified will then be invited to partake in a selection process.

SA Navy Selection process.

  • Psychometric evaluation: The is done to assess the candidate’s aptitude and potential to develop in the position that was applied for.
  • The nature of these tests will depend on the position applied for.
  • A Selection Board will be conducted in order to assess the applicant’s interest in the position applied for, as well as his or her interest in the Defence Force in general.
  • The interview will also focus on self- confidence, leadership potential and communication skills.
  • A comprehensive medical evaluation will be conducted by appointed military medical practitioners in order to assess the applicant’s medical history and current medical status.
  • All applicants must be declared fit for military training before commencement.
  • Fingerprints of applicants will be sent to the Criminal Record Bureau for verification.
    Records of convictions will be evaluated based on the severity thereof and how recently the offence(s) occurred.

Closing date of the Traineeship / Learnership

The deadline is 30 July 2021

If you do not receive a response by 31 December 2021 your application has been unsuccessful.

About This Training Programme

As part of the South African Military Skills Development System (MSDS) the South African Navy Traineeship / Learnership offers young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in the MSDS over two years as Submariner or Diver. The voluntary service system aims to equip and develop young South Africans with the required skills to compete in the open market.

During the two years of training, young recruits will receive Military Training and Functional Training. In the second year, recruits will be deployed and given the opportunity to use their knowledge and developed skills in practice.

Applicants will be required to Psychometric Testing, Medical Evaluation, Vetting on criminal record, and Verification of Qualifications for the selection process. Diver applicants will be required to a Swimming evaluation.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone who is a South African citizen, holds a Matric Certificate, or a Graduate who is interested in becoming a Diver or Submariner.

General Minimum Requirements: 

  • South African Citizen (No dual citizenship)
  • Matric Certificate (No transcripts)
  • Have an Admission Points Score (APS) of 20 – 24, excluding Life Orientation
  • No criminal record
  • Not area bound
  • Preferably single
  • Comply with the Medical fitness requirement for appointments in the SANDF

Minimum Requirements for Submariner Applicants: 

  • Applicants between 18yrs and 22yrs
  • Must have completed Maths and Physical Science: At least level 4 for both subjects
  • Comply with the Medical fitness requirement for appointments in the SANDF
  • Free from physical disability and not suffer from claustrophobia or fear of heights
  • Willingness to be exposed to water activities

Minimum Requirements for Diver Applicants: 

  • Applicants between 18yrs and 22yrs
  • Must have completed Maths and Physical Science: At least level 4 for both subjects
  • Comply with the Medical fitness requirement for appointments in the SANDF
  • Free from physical disability and not suffer from claustrophobia or fear of heights
  • Be a strong swimmer and willing to take part in general water activities and Pass the SA Navy swimming evaluation

Application Requirements:

  • Certified copy of ID Document
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate
  • Certified copies of Highest qualifications (Degree, National Diploma, or N6 with Trade Test, transcripts of N4 and N5)
  • A short CV

How to Apply?

Complete the Application form and post the form along with all the required documentation to the SA Navy Headquarters Recruitment Centre.

SA Navy Submariners and Divers Application Form 

Contact information

Department of Defence

SA Navy Headquarters

(Recruitment Centre)

Private Bag X104



Tel. no.: (012) 339 4421 / 4252 / 4284

Website: www.navy.mil.za / www.dod.mil.za

South African Navy Career Brochure.

This Career Brochure consists of all the career opportunities you can apply for in the SA Navy

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  1. Good day
    I am in Matric ( Grade 12 ) this year
    I want to join the navy in 2021
    Please let me know were to apply.
    Marko Kleynhans

    • Hi
      I am doing matric this year at a technical school and I would like to apply for the navy next year. Please advise me on when the 2021-2022 intake will be open or alternatively other channels that I can follow to apply

  2. My son past his matric 2019 and has been doing Navel Training at TS Woltemade for the last 5 years as a sea man and when through the ranks of cadets training. when can he apply and by when will the 2020 applications be available.

  3. good day

    i passed matric in 2019 and would like to apply. please inform me whether i can e-mail my application or must i send it per courier.

    thank you.

  4. 072 286 3804. Please can you update me on the 2021 recruitment application. Is it still possible for me to apply?

    kind regards
    Ralarno Coutts

  5. Good day,

    I’d like to enquire about the 2021 SA Navy applications. I am a BTech graduate in Mechanical Engineering and would like to apply for the Navy next year (2021). Is this possible? Thank you.

  6. Greetings
    I would like to enquire about the 2022 navy recruitment forms. Please update me when will the forms be released.
    Thank you.

  7. Hi

    I am Marc Gentry, 19 years old and completed my International GED, Equivalent to Matric in 2020. I wish to apply for the Navy and tried to download the application form but am unsuccessful. Kindly advise is it because registrations have closed therefore unable to access.

    Alternatively is there another route to follow or will another batch of applications be made available for 2021.

    Awaiting your response in anticipation

    Kind Regards
    Marc Gentry

  8. Hi there. I would like to apply for the navy as a submarine service of navy diver. Would ypu please contact me back ASAP so that I could send you all the documents that you need. I really need to get into the navy ASAP. My number is 0682821792


  9. I would like to get an update on when the post will be out, i have a hospitality qualification. I would appreciate the response

  10. Good morning I would like to apply for the SA Navy Combat Unit. I would like to know ASAP when the new application is available to apply. So that I could send you the necessary documents. Thank you

  11. I have a fitness instructor qualification and would like to become a physical training instructer in the Navy.
    Please inform me when the 2021/2022 applications can be made

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  13. please keep me updated I’m doing final matric year nd need to know when recruitment forms will be open asap, plz keep me updated with anything that is new



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