Teacher Registration In South Africa

Who is a Teacher?

A teacher, also called a schoolteacher or formally an educator, is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence, or virtue, via the practice of teaching. 

Teacher Registration In South Africa

First, register at https://www.eservices.gov.za and then go to https://www.eservices.gov.za/SACE/Home/Index to register as a teacher.

Find out more about registering as a teacher with the: South African Council for Educators (SACE) or tel. 012 663 9517 / 086 1007 223.

Which teachers are in demand in South Africa?

Shortages in science and maths teachers are a global problem which opens even more opportunities for South African teaching graduates.

There is also great demand in non-English speaking countries for English teachers as a second or foreign language.

Are teachers still in demand in South Africa?

Currently, teaching is an excellent career choice due to South Africa’s teacher shortage.

According to the Department of Education, almost 45% of teachers will reach pensionable age within the next 10 years and will have to retire.

How long does it take to become a teacher in South Africa?

There are two routes to becoming a teacher in South Africa and both are recognised equally. The most direct route is to study for a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree.

This is a four-year degree when studying full-time. The other option is to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

How much is a teaching course in South Africa?

Faculty of Education1st year4th year
BEd (Intermediate Phase)44 000 – 61 00019 000 – 22 000
BEd (Senior Phase)47 000 – 60 00014 000 – 24 000
Higher Certificate: Sports25 000
PGCE: FET Teaching36 000 – 59 000