How to properly fill in a Z83 form

How to properly fill in a Z83 form

Applying for a government job and having difficulties completing the Z83 application form?

Worry not! Because we have constructed a guide on how to accurately complete the application form.

The Z83 form assists government departments in selecting the most suitable candidate for an advertised post and it is required to be filled by candidates interested in securing a government job in South Africa.

 Effective ways to complete your Z83 application form.

  • Firstly, read the form carefully and fill it in accurately. Ensure that your writing is clear because if the recruiters cannot read your handwriting, your application will be rejected. Also, remember to check out for spelling mistakes throughout the form and correct before submitting.

Section A, B, C & D 

  • Accurately note down the job application number as stated in the job ad and specify which position as well as the department you are applying for including your availability. Double-check your personal and contact details after you have filled the form to ensure that they are accurate. 

Section E, F, and G

  • If you do not have a CV, fill out Section E, F, and G, but if you do, you can ignore this section.


  • Sign and date the declaration section and remember to attach all the necessary documents required.

Once you have filled out all the details on the form, proofread and get a third party to go through your application to identify and rectify errors and then submit it with the required documents to the address stipulated on the job advert.

Click here to download the Z83 application form

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