Steps to download and fill in the Z83 form, easy guide.

Step by step how to download and fill in the Z83 form online

To download, prepare and fill in the Z83 Form is easier now that candidates can edit the PDF version of the DPSA Z83 application form online, save and email it. We show you how, step by easy step plus photograph illustrations. 

Key points further down:

  • Download your editable Z83 form
  • 10 Easy steps to fill in the Z83 Form
  • Z83 questions and answers.

Download an editable Z83 PDF:

Download your Z83 Form here and if you want to get hired fast, make sure your CV is ready and current for the application.  Make use of our free CV’s and resumes.

Fill the Z83 like this – 10 easy steps, illustrated in pictures:

Download, prepare and fill in the Z83 Form online. Edit the PDF version of the DPSA Z83 online, save and email it.
Candidates wishing to apply for an advertised government vacancy in South Africa must fill in a Z83 form.

Step 1. Job title – (page 1)

Copy the entire title of the advertised position and fill it in the job title.

The job title to fill in on Z83 form should be copied from the advertised position and filled in the job title.

Step 2. Department – (page 1)

Look for the South African Government Department that is advertising the vacancy.  Fill the  name in the department space. E.g. Department of Health

The department to add on the Z83 form must be the South African Government Department from the job ad.

Step 3. Vacancy Reference Number – (page 1)

A reference number is provided for each government vacancy and provided in the job ad. Copy this over exactly in the Z83 form.

Fill in on your Z83 PDF the reference number provided in the job ad. Copy this over exactly in the Z83 form.

Step 4. Starting date – (page 1)

If your interview is successful, you might need to give a current employer notice. Indicate when you can start working in this new position. 

Add a starting date on your Z83 form, based on the notice you may need to give at a current job.

Step 5. Birthdate – (page 1)

Fill in your birthdate by starting first, left to right, with the day, then the month and lastly the year. Your ID number must be exactly the same as printed on your ID card. 

A passport number and the work permit information is requested only from non-South Africans. 

Basic info such as birthdate and ID number will be asked. Fill in the birthdate day, then month and lastly the year.

Step 6. Contact information – (page 2)

Phone numbers are preferred in the contact space and 2 numbers are allowed. Also provide an e-mail address if your phone is unreliable. 

Provide on your Z83 form 2 phone numbers or an e-mail address if your phone is unreliable.

Step 7. Language – (page 2)

Fill in, and rate, the South African languages that you are comfortable to read, write and speak in.  

Indicate, and rate, which South African languages you speak, read and write on your Z83 form.

Step 8. Qualifications – (page 2)

Fill all formal qualifications in the order of most recent first, or highest to lowest. You will be asked for certification copies of these degrees if you make it to the next round.

Fill in all formal qualifications in the Z83 form. You may also be asked for certification copies of these.

Step 9. References – (page 2)

Candidates are given three reference opportunities.  Fill in all three references if you can and make sure contact details are current. If the reference is old, remind your contact person that you are using their reference and thank them again. 

Fill in all three references on your Z83 form if possible. Make sure contact details are current.

Step 10. Signature – (page 2)

Declare that all information filled in on the Z83 form is correct and provided by you personally. Add your signature and fill in the date. Add your initials on both pages, in the bottom right corners.

Add your signature and date to declare that all the information in the Z83 form is correct and provided by you personally

Frequently asked questions:

What is a Z83 form 2022?

The Form Z83 must be filled in by a candidate that wants to apply for an advertised government vacancy in South Africa.  Z83 forms help the advertising government department select a person for the position. Information must be correct and current. Answer every question, even if you type I don’t know. 

Who needs a Z83 form?

Answer: Every person wishing to apply for an advertised government vacancy in South Africa must fill in a Z83 form.

Is my information safe?

Answer: No information will be disclosed or used for another purpose outside of the current candidate approval purpose. Information is treated with strict confidentiality.

How to fill in new Z83 form?

The 10 steps to download and fill in the Z83 form online is easy and we illustrated them with pictures.

Where can I get a Z83 form?

Download and complete the Z83 form. Or, you can visit any government department, national or provincial and request the Firm Z83  (Application for Employment).

Do I only need the Z83 to apply?

Candidates should attach their curriculum vitae (CV) for the application and be prepared to provide the department with certified copies of the qualifications you filled in, your ID or other personal documents.

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