GOE Public School Program

Subscribe here for Updates

In addition to the biannual EPIK Program GoldKey is also an accredited agency for the GOE Program. GOE (Gyeongnam Office of Education) hires Conversational English Teachers through the EPIK Program every February and August but they do have a number of posts that require new teachers arrive at schools through the year between March and November.
The GOE contracts, benefits & employment conditions are identical to those enjoyed as an EPIK candidate in the province.

As the time period between a GOE interview and flying to Korea is typically 2-3 weeks it is essential that you have the full set of Application Documents ready to be submitted to GoldKey in by courier to secure your contract and work visa as soon as you have successfully passed the official Skype Interview.

Gyeongnam Province lies immediately to the west of Busan Metro

GOE Application Documents

Please submit the following 6 Initial Application Documents to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

We will go through them with you for a final check on Skype before submitting them to GOE to request an interview opportunity for you.


GOE Application Form 

(please use Microsoft Word to fill the form)

Fill in the GOE Application Form with Microsoft Word  and save and submit it as an attached file to applications@goldkeyeducation.com.

We will assist you to proof the document before final submission so do not delay submission unnecessarily if you are unsure about some of the questions.

Click to Download Application Form


Click to Download Reference Letter Guide

The GOE Program requires at least 2 Reference Letters that conform to their letter format. 

Please note the GOE letter format is different from the EPIK Reference Letter so you cannot repurpose those without them being edited by your Referee.
Please download, study & share this guide with your referees. Letters must be hand signed, scanned & emailed to GoldKey. Hand signed originals must be safely kept for submission once a formal interview slot has been secured.


Click to Download School Letter Guide

The GOE Program requires Proof of English Schooling Letters from South African and Quebecois applicants that conform to the letter format. Please download, study and utilise the letter guide as described. These letters should be hand signed by the school. then emailed to you so that you can forward the email to GoldKey.  NOTE: The GOE Program requires you submit the Hand Signed Original Proof of English Schooling Letters along with your other documents to arrange to collect these letters from your old schools.


Portrait Photograph

Take a quality passport format photo, smartly dressed with a friendly smile as seen in the sample picture. Be sure to face the camera square shoulders and face on while standing with your back to a flat white wall or surface. Ensure your face is well lit with no harsh shadows (avoid standing in direct sunlight) Use a good digital camera or Smartphone camera and send the picture to GoldKey by email or WhatsApp.


Color Passport Scan

Submit a color scan of your passport by email. Please check that your passport is valid for at least 12 months after the end of your intended contract. If not please apply for a new passport and submit a scan of the Home Affairs receipt for your new application along with the scan of your current passport. If you do not have a passport then a scan of your National ID can be used as a stand-in for the first part of the process. 


Self Introductory Video

Click to Download

Video Guide

You need to make a short 2 minute Self Introductory Video that will grab the attention of the GOE selectors. This will be their first look at you and will largely determine if they schedule a formal interview for you.  You can load your video on to YouTube as an Unlisted Video (do not set the video visibility to Private) Alternatively you can submit it directly as an attached MP4 file using WhatsApp (+27-76-411-5388)

Follow the Video Guide to successfully secure your interview opportunity.

PEA Contract / VISA Documents

Please prepare and submit the following 3 Contract & Visa Documents to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

We will go through them with you for a final check on Skype before you courier your final Original Document Pack.


2 Sealed University Transcripts

(please watch the video)

These must be two separate, sealed college or university envelopes each containing a complete record of your studies from the first year of study to the last year listing courses and grades. They must be sealed in the student records office with a university stamp, seal or stickers astride the envelope flap. Your full name must be written clearly on the front of each envelope as we cannot break the seal on unmarked envelopes to ascertain to whom they belong. These sealed envelopes must be sent by courier to the GoldKey office for submission to Korea.


Background Check with Apostille

(please watch the video)

This is the most troublesome document as it typically takes a very long time to get this from your government. We urge you to apply for this as soon as you possibly can. Apply at your local Police Station or through your national government Background Check department (ie. the FBI) and monitor the progress of your application online. Once completed the certificate must be apostilled by your national government. Carefully scan & mail to applications@goldkeyeducation.com without damaging the apostille seal. Keep the original safe for submission after your interview.


Apostilled Copy of Degree Certificate

(please watch the video)

To start the process please send an email to verificationsletter@saqa.org.za
Include the following in the email:

1. A completed SAQA Consent Verification Form

2. A high quality digital scan of your degree certificate

SAQA will email you an invoice with their banking details. Deposit the funds and email the Proof of Payment back to SAQA. They will then contact your old university and issue an original Verification Letter and print and stamp the scan of your degree certificate.  You then need to send a courier to collect these 2 pages from SAQA to take them to DIRCO for the apostille to be attached.

Click to Download the SAQA Consent Form

Background Check (Police Clearance) & Apostilles

Your Background Check must be produced at a National Level by the government authority listed below. Both your Background Check & the copy of your degree must be apostilled also at the National Level by the government authority listed below. These processes can take some time so begin these applications early to avoid disappointment.


Note: If you are sending documents from outside of South Africa then please courier directly to the address in Seoul to expedite delivery. 

We will collate your documents for you even if some documents are delivered to the South African GoldKey office. 

Please avoid using the SA Post Office & Speed Services these are unreliable.


South Africa (Courier Deliveries)

59 Clan Stewart Street

Glencairn Heights



Republic of South Africa

Office Phone

International Calls: +27-21-180-3043

In-Country Calls: 082-728-4229

Mobile Phone

International Calls: +27-82-728-4229

In-Country Calls: 082-728-4229




168 Ga-gil 4 

Seoul 08774
Republic of Korea

Contact: Jeong YunSuk

Contact Tel: 02-887-1580

Contact eMail: info@goldkeyeducation.com


GoldKey Education Pty Ltd (Seoul)   

GoldKey Education CC (Cape Town) 


Founded 2005 as TeachKorea cc

An EPIK accredited agency since 2008