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PSMB’s Human Resources Development Fund
[Source: Training Guide 8th Ed.]

  • Profile of PSMB
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • Human Resources Development Levy
  • Training Schemes under HRDF
    - SBL Scheme (Skim Bantuan Latihan)
    - SBL-KHAS Scheme
    - PROLUS Scheme (Program Latihan yang Diluluskan)
    - PERLA Scheme (Perjanjian dengan Penyelia Latihan)
    - PLT Scheme (Pelan Latihan Tahunan):
    * JURUPLAN Scheme (Skim Khidmat Juruperunding bagi Pelan Latihan Tahunan)
    - Joint Training Scheme
    - Graduate Training Scheme
    - Information Technology & Computer-Based Training Scheme
    - Computer-Based Training Scheme (Software Development)
    - Purchase of Training Equipment & Setting Up of Training Room Scheme
    - Special PSMB Training Programmes
    - Apprenticeship Schemes
    - English Language Training Programmes for Workers
  • Contact Details
Introduction
The Brief Profile of PSMB
Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) was established under the Ministry of Human Resources. When initially-formed in 1993, it was known as the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) or Majlis Pembangunan Sumber Manusia (MPSM), but was later incorporated and known as PSMB.

PSMB’s Objectives
The main objective of the PSMB is the imposition and collection of a human resources development levy from the Employers for the purpose of promoting training of employees in workplace, and the establishment and administration of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

Human Resources Development Fund
Introduction
The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) was established under the legal requirements of the Human Resources Development Act 1992 (now known as the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Act 2001). The HRDF is a pool of funds that comprises Human Resources Development levies collected from employers of the manufacturing and service sectors as listed in the First Schedule of the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Act 2001 (liable registrants) as well as optional registrants. The establishment of the HRDF is part of the Government’s initiative to encourage the private sector employers in the manufacturing and service sectors to retrain and upgrade the skills of their employees in line with the needs of their business and industrialisation strategy of the country. With effect from January 2005, the HRDF has been extended to include employers from 8 more industries under the services sector. Employers who are registered and/or incorporated in Malaysia and who have registered with the PSMB and fulfilled the payment conditions are eligible to apply for training grants or financial assistance under the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

Objectives of HRDF
The objectives of the HRDF are to:
  • Increase the supply of highly-skilled workers.
  • Enhance the knowledge of workers and equip them with up-to-date skills.
  • Prevent the skills of workers from becoming obsolete in a changing technological environment.
  • Upgrade the quality and productivity of workers.
  • Cultivate a training culture amongst employers.
  • Maintain and enhance the competitiveness of Malaysian products through skills retraining and
  • Accelerate the process of technology transfer.
  • Assist in the attainment of the industrialisation objective of the country.
Human Resources Development Levy
Human Resources Development Levy is the mandatory payment imposed by the Government on some specified groups of employers for the purpose of development of their employees. Under the law, certain classes of Employers are liable to pay a Human Resource Development levy for each employee at the rate of 1.0% per annum of the monthly wages of the employee. However, the Minister of Human Resources may, from time to time, by order published in the Gazette, reduce or increase the rate of the levy specified. The Minister is also empowered to exempt fully or partly any of the employers from the payment of this levy.

Table 1
No. Industry Class of Employers
with Min. No of Employees
1 Hotel Industry 10
2 Air Transport Services 10
3 Tour Operating Business 10
4 Telecommunication
Services
10
5 Freight Forwarding And Shipping Services 10
6 Postal/Courier Services 10
7 Advertising Industry 10
8 Computer Services 10
9 Energy Suppliers 10
10 Training Providers 10
11 Private Higher
Educational Institutions
10
12 Direct Selling 10
13 Engineering Support &
Maintenance Services
10
14 Warehousing Services 10
15 Port Services 10
16 Private Hospital Services 10
17 Research & Development 10
18 Security Services 10
19 * Hypermarket, Supermarket & Department Store Services 50



Classes of Employers to Pay Levy
The following is the groups or classes of Employers that are required to pay levy towards a common pool of funds i.e. Human Resource Development Fund.
  • Employers in Manufacturing Sector
    Under the manufacturing sector, the Class of Employers that is required to pay levy is :
    - Employers with fifty or more employees
    - Employers with ten or more but less than fifty employees and with a paid-up capital of RM2.5 million (RM2, 500,000) and above
  • Employers in Service Sector
    Under the service sector, only those employers having employed 10 or more employees (except the Hypermarket industry*) are required to pay levy. The class of employers include 11 industries and 8 more industries with effect from 1-1-2005. (Kindly refer to Table 1)
  • Other Class of Employers – Option to Pay
    Another class of employers in the manufacturing industry is given the option of registering as a levy contributor with the Corporation. As spelled out in Part II of the First Schedule of the Act, this class of employers includes those with ten or more but less than fifty employees and with a paid-up capital of less than RM2.5 million (RM2,500,000). If they choose to register, they will be imposed a HRD levy in respect of each employee at the rate of 0.5% per annum of the monthly wages of the employee.
Training Schemes Under HRDF
Employers who contribute to HRDF are eligible to access their levy payments by claiming training reimbursements through various training schemes that are implemented by PSMB.

At present, there are 13 training schemes available at PSMB, which are listed as follows:

  • SBL Scheme (Skim Bantuan Latihan)
  • SBL-KHAS Scheme
  • PROLUS Scheme (Program Latihan yang Diluluskan)
  • PERLA Scheme (Perjanjian dengan Penyelia Latihan)
  • PLT Scheme (Pelan Latihan Tahunan)
    - JURUPLAN Scheme (Skim Khidmat Juruperunding bagi Pelan Latihan Tahunan)
  • Joint Training Scheme
  • Graduate Training Scheme
  • Information Technology & Computer-Based Training Scheme
  • Computer-Based Training Scheme (Software Development)
  • Purchase of Training Equipment & Setting Up of Training Room Scheme
  • Special PSMB Training Programmes
  • Apprenticeship Schemes
  • English Language Training Programmes for Workers
  1. SBL Scheme (Skim Bantuan Latihan)
    Prior approval must first be obtained from the Secretariat for programmes/ courses under the SBL Scheme. This scheme enables employers to identify their own training needs and formulate training programmes to retrain and upgrade skills of employees in line with their operational as well as business requirements.

    The training courses can be conducted either on-the-job, off-the-job or even a combination of both so as to suit the requirements of enterprises. Training can be carried out either by their own trainers or by external trainers if there is a lack of internal expertise. Apart from this, local enterprises can also engage and recruit qualified trainers from abroad if local expertise is not sufficient or available.

    In order to qualify for the training grants, the training programmes must be structured and possess the following criteria:
    • Specific training objectives
    • Specific training activities or lesson plans
    • Instructional guides by qualified instructors/trainers
    • Assessment to determine the attainment of training objectives

  2. SBL-KHAS Scheme
    Under the SBL-KHAS Scheme, employers are not required to pay training fees to training providers registered with PSMB. The fees will be paid by PSMB to the training providers concerned on behalf of employers based on claims submitted by training providers, upon the completion of training. PSMB will debit the fees claimed to employers’ levy accounts. For daily allowances claimed which may comprise of food, lodging and transportation including airfare (if applicable), employers are required to submit their claims to PSMB based on stipulated guidelines. Claims must be submitted after the completion of training.

    Training programmes that are eligible  to be offered under this scheme are public programmes and in-house programmes conducted by training providers who are registered with PSMB. Training grant applications submitted by employers for programmes that are not registered or not conducted by training providers not registered under this scheme will be rejected.


  3. PROLUS Scheme (Program Latihan Yang Diluluskan)
    This PROLUS or Approved Training Programme Scheme (ATP) would allow registered training providers to offer training programmes to employers. Training providers can either submit the applications for ATP status along with applications for their registration, or after the Registration Certificates have been obtained.

    Among the examples of training  programmes that are publicly offered under this scheme are the Management/ Administrative Skills, Craft/Technical Skills, Computer-Related Skills, and Productivity-Related Skills.

  4. PERLA Scheme (Perjanjian Dengan Penyelia Latihan)
    This scheme would enable employees to retrain and subsequently upgrade  their existing employees’ skills by paying a small percentage of the approved fees under the PROLUS scheme. Employers are only required to pay between 20- 25% of the training fees, while thebalance can be directly claimed by the training providers from PSMB.

  5. PLT Scheme (Pelan Latihan Tahunan)
    The PLT (Pelan Latihan Tahunan) Scheme is an annual training plans scheme that encourages employers to put up Annual Training Plans. Under this scheme, employers must undertake systematic training needs analysis to ensure that training is conducted on a need basis and in line with their business plans and level of technological adaptations. Employers without the necessary expertise to do so can seek assistance from PSMB through the JURUPLAN Scheme (Consultancy Scheme for Training Needs Analysis). The training plan must encompass at least 10% of the company’s workforce and a minimum of 15% of the organisation’s lower level employees, especially those who only possess SPM qualifications and lower.

  6. Juruplan Scheme (Skim Khidmat Juruperunding Bagi Pelan Latihan Tahunan)
    Under this scheme, employers who have 200 employees and above can apply for consultancy services from training consultants who are registered with PSMB. These consultants will assist employers to identify training needs, systematically formulate training programmes and prepare annual training plans. Prior approval must be obtained from PSMB by the employers concerned and the rate of financial assistance will be determined by PSMB as well. This scheme is a one-off exercise and therefore, the transfer of knowledge and skills from participating consultants to respective employers must exist in the context of ‘change agent/client’ relationships in the preparation of annual training plans.

  7. Joint Training Scheme
    This scheme enables several  employers, particularly those from the SMEs to jointly appoint a training provider to conduct training for their employees. One of the employers will act as the ‘organising employer’ who will determine the type of programme required, engage a suitable training provider and determine the venue for training.

    Apart from this, the ‘organising  employer’ will also be responsible for determining the cost per employee, to enable participating employers to claim the allowable costs incurred upon the completion of training. The number of employees from participating employers must at least be more than 50% of the total participants of the programme. The ‘organising employer’ will be able to claim the allowable costs at the rate of 100%, whilst participating employers will only be reimbursed based on the normal rates of financial assistance approved by PSMB.

  8. Graduate Training Scheme
    • Objective
      The objective of the Graduate Training Scheme/05 (GTS/05) launched  by the government is to assist and equip unemployed graduates with specialised skills in Executive Development, Marketing, Business Accounting, Financial Planning & Wealth Management, Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Cisco Certified Network and Professional, Linux System Administrator, Web Publishing & Web Application Development, English Language, Tourist Guide & Event Management and Entrepreneurship to enhance their employability.

    • Target Group
      This scheme is for Malaysians who have graduated with a degree or diploma from 2003 onwards and have remained unemployed.

    • Terms And Conditions Of Application
      ► Only Malaysians who have graduated from 2003 onwards and  have remained unemployed are eligible to apply.

      ► Applicants must have completed their studies for at least 6 months and they must not have worked since completion of studies.

      ► Applicants who have a Masters degree and above are not eligible to apply.

      ► Application forms must be submitted to PSMB at least one (1) month before the commencement of the programme.

      ► Applicants must submit their applications through approved training providers using forms (PSMB/SLG/1/05) complete with the following supporting documents:

      - Photocopies of the applicants’ new identity cards and the latest academic qualifications (diploma or degree) duly verified and certified as true copies by a Member of Parliament, Member of a State Assembly, Headmaster or School Principal, Village Head, “Penggawa”, “Tuai Rumah” or “Ketua Kaum”, “Ketua Mukim Bertauliah”, any Government Officer in the A Category or a Justice of Peace.

      - Applicants who have yet to receive  their scroll from respective universities, may submit verified and certified true copies of final semester’s examination results with confirmations from the university registrars stating completion of studies. In the case of Institutions of Private Higher Education where there is no registrar, verification can be done by the Head of Admission / Administration.

      - Original offer letters from PSMB’s approved training providers.  - All academic qualifications such as original scrolls and final semester’s examination results must be examined by PSMB’s staff before approvals are given.

      ► Each applicant is allowed to submit only one application form to the training provider with a programme of his/her choice. The duly filled application will be submitted to PSMB by the training provider concerned. Multiple applications with different training providers will cause the applicants to be rejected by our computer system. Appeals will not be entertained.

      ► Trainees must fulfill all conditions for the awarding of certificates such as projects, assignments and examinations as determined by training providers. Trainees attending professional programmes like Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network and Professional (CCNP) and Linux System Administrator (LSA) must take all the professional examinations.

      ► All applicants for the CCNP programme are required to attend an interview to be conducted by PSMB officers before approvals are given.

      ► During training, all trainees must complete their tasks, assignments and projects. Trainees are required to participate actively in all practical exercises, presentations and role plays as directed by trainers. Trainees are also required to keep a training profile for the duration of the programme.

      ► During attachment training, all trainees must abide to all terms and conditions or regulations as determined by employers.

      ► If an applicant had attended any training programme under the previous GraduateTraining Schemes, PSMB-ACCP or any training schemes under the “Skim Sangkutan Latihan (SSL)”, he/she not eligible to participate in this scheme. This ruling also applies to applicants who have attended training under the Retrenched Workers and Unemployed Training Scheme.

    • Entry Requirements For Programmes Offered
      ► The entry requirements for applicants for each training programme under Graduate Training Scheme are as follows:-

      Programmes Entry Requirements
      i) Executive Development, Marketing, Business Accounting, Financial  Planning & Wealth Management, Web Publishing & Web Application Development, Tourist Guide & Event Management, Entrepreneurship and the English Language Applicants must have  a Degree or Diploma in any field of studies. For Web Publishing & Web Application Development, applicants must possess at least a credit in Mathematics and Science at SPM level
      ii) Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Linux System Administrator (LSA) Applicants must have a Degree or Diploma in Computer Studies or Engineering.
      iii) Cisco Certified Network and Professional (CCNP) Applicants must have a Degree in Computer Studies or Engineering.

      ► Financial assistance will be terminated when trainees stop attending the training programme.

    • Training Programmes Offered
      ► The duration of the programmes offered under the scheme are as follows: -
      Programmes Training Attachment Duration Training
      i) Certificate in Executive Development 3 months 2 months
      ii) Certificate in Marketing 3 months 2 months
      iii) Certificate in Business Accounting 5 months 2 months
      iv) Certificate in Financial Planning & Wealth Management 3 months 2 months
      v) Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) 2.5 months 2 months
      vi) Cisco Certified Network and Professional (CCNP) 3 months 2 months
      vii) Linux System Administrator(LSA) 3 months 2 months
      viii) Web Publishing & Web Application Development 3.5 months 2 months
      ix) Certificate in English Language 4 months 2 months
      x) Certificate in Tourist Guide & Event Management 3 months 2 months
      xi) Certificate in Entrepreneurship 3 months 2 months

      ► Training programmes offered under the scheme are skills and application-based. The curriculum of these programmes has been developed by PSMB with the assistance of experts.

      (Note : Certificates of attendance will be issued by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad to trainees who have successfully completed their training with an attendance of at least 75%)


  9. Information Technology & Computer-Based Training Scheme
    The Computer-Based Training Scheme was implemented in 1995 to further promote ICT/IT  training, enabling employers to set up their own Computer-Based Training Unit, while the Information Technology Scheme enables employers to set up their own IT Training Unit within their enterprises so as to purchase computers worth up to a value of RM25, 000 for every three years.

    In addition, employers are also entitled to receive an  additional financial assistance that is subjected to the maximum of RM25, 000 once in every three years for the purchase of personal computers so as to enable them to set up a Computer-Based Training Unit at their branch offices. However, prior approval by PSMB with regard to such purchase is required.
     
  10. Computer-Based Training Scheme (Software Development)
    This Computer-Based Training Scheme (Software Development) entitles the employer to  purchase training CD ROMS and softwares without needing to obtain any prior approval from the Corporation, or source external expertise to develop the employer’s own specific computer-based training softwares, where prior approval from PSMB would have to be obtained.

    Employers who are interested to apply for this scheme are  required to prepare a proposal with appropriate justification and duration of development and attach together quotations from three consultants for the development of the system. Meanwhile, the rate of financial assistance is based on skill areas as determined and developed by employers. PSMB has always provided development grants to employers’ associations, to develop specific computer-based training programmes/CD ROMS for the benefit of their members.


  11. Purchase of Training Equipment & Setting Up of Training Room Scheme
    Under this Purchase of Training Equipment & Setting Up of Training Room Scheme, the Small Medium Industries  (SMIs) who have vacant rooms can thus convert them into training rooms by applying for financial assistance offered under the scheme. Besides this, the scheme also enables employers to obtain 80% of the rate of financial assistance for the purchase of training equipment (such as chairs, tables, videos, televisions, white boards, LCD Projectors and OHP projectors) and the setting up of training rooms. The Purchase of Training Equipment & Setting Up of Training Room Scheme is aimed at encouraging employers to conduct more in-house training programmes other than to enhance a training culture amongst them.

  12. Special PSMB Training Programmes
    Special Training Programmes are organised and conducted by PSMB in collaboration with training providers under the PROLUS Scheme from time to time. Among the Training programmes available under this scheme are as follows:-
    • Train The Trainer (TTT)
    • Effective Communication In The Workplace (ECW)
    • Effective Communication & The Educator (ECE)
    • Measuring The Impact Of Training
    • Evaluation Of Training (EOT)
    • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
    • Pedagogy Of Teaching And Learning
    • Basic Counselling Skills For Teachers
    • Improving On The Job Training
    • Techniques Of Module Writing
    • Preparation And Use Of Teaching Resources
    • On The Job Instruction
    • Ceramics Raw Materials And Preparations
    • Enhancing Pedagogical Skills Through Micro-Teaching
    • IT Security Practices
    • IT Security Management
    • Executive Certificate In Event Management
    • Assessing Competency In The Workplace
    • Measuring The Effectiveness In Training
    • Testing And Evaluation
    • Formulation Of Test Questions
    • Drying And Firing Processes For Ceramics
    The rate of financial assistance under this scheme is 100%

  13. Apprenticeship Schemes
    The Apprenticeship Schemes, which are offered by PSMB, is a structured training programme focused on skills training in certain fields for a particular industry. This scheme is executed in accordance with the co-curriculum of the National Skills Standards and the pre-determined training period.
    • Objective of The Apprenticeship Schemes
      The objective for the establishment of this Apprenticeship Scheme is to prepare various skills training (Multi-Skilling) to school leavers at the PMR/SPM level, in sectors such as industrial, hotel, manufacturing, information technology (IT), and transportation, so as to fulfill the need for a skilled workforce in the industrial and service sectors of the country. Besides this, this scheme also enables employers who are registered with PSMB to be actively involved in training activities.

      The apprenticeship schemes are designed and targeted  at the four primary groups of audience, namely, i) the employers, who would send the selected apprentices for training; ii) the training providers, who provide training to the selected apprentices; iii) the selected apprentices who would undergo the apprenticeship training; and iv) PSMB, which manages apprenticeship schemes and accredits training centres for the conduct of the programmes. Through this scheme, which involves a combination of theoretical and practical training, PMR/SPM school leavers or workers who have been successfully selected as apprentices by the employer registered with PSMB, will undergo “Off-The- ob” as well as “On-The-Job” training. “Off-The-Job” involves training at the training centres of training providers that have been accredited by PSMB, while “On-The-Job” training is conducted at the premise of the sponsoring employer. Before being able to successfully complete the training programme, the apprentices will be required to work for the respective sponsoring employers for a fixed period of one to three years, as written in the requirements of the apprenticeship contracts (that is if offered employment).

    • Types of Scheme, Entry Requirements & Duration
      Types of Schemes & Entry Requirements
      Since 1996, PSMB has introduced 9 (nine) apprenticeship schemes for candidates who are able to meet the entry requirement as detailed below.
      Apprenticeship Schemes & Their Respective
      Minimum Qualification Requirements
      Schemes Minimum Qualification
      a) Mechatronics Apprenticeship Scheme
      b) Plastics Injection Moulding Apprenticeship Scheme
      • SPM or
      • Senior Middle Level 3
      [Unified Examination Certificate] (Passes in Mathematics, Science and English)
      c) Tool And Die Maker (Mould)
      Apprenticeship Scheme
      • SPM or
      • Senior Middle Level 3 [Unified Examination Certificate] (Passes in English And Mathematics or Science)
      d) Information Technology (Programming) Apprenticeship Scheme
      e) Information Technology
      (Multimedia Artist-Authoring)
      Apprenticeship Scheme
      f) Industrial Sewing Machine
      Technician Apprenticeship Scheme
      • SPM or
      • Senior Middle Level 3 [Unified Examination Certificate] (Passes in
      Mathematics and English)
      g) Hotel Industry Apprenticeship Scheme
      h) Multimodal Transport
      Operators Apprenticeship Scheme
      i) Wood-Based (Furniture) Apprenticeship Scheme
      • PMR/SPM or
      • Senior Middle Level 3 [Unified Examination Certificate] (Passes in
      Mathematics and English)


      Duration of Training
      The duration of the training would usually range from 10 weeks to six months for optional modules, and nine to 18 months for the full modules. Apprentices who have completed their training will receive a SKM Level 1 & 2 certification in the relevant field that has already been approved and accredited by MLVK, as well as the Apprenticeship Certificate that would be awarded by PSMB.

      Duration & Period of Training Programmes
      for the Various Schemes of Apprenticeship
      Schemes "Off-the-Job" "On-the-Job" Total Training Duration
      a) Mechatronics 9 months 9 months 18 months
      b) Hotel Industry
      • Module 1A (Housekeeping)
      • Module 1B (Front Office Operations)
      • Module 2 (Food & Beverage Operations)
      • Module 3 (Kitchen Operations)
      5 weeks
      7 weeks
      3 months
      3 months
      5 weeks
      7 weeks
      3 months
      3 months
      10 weeks
      14 weeks
      6 months
      6 months
      c) Information Technology (Programming) 6 months 3 months 9 months
      d) Information Technology (Multimedia Artist – Authoring) 7 months 5 months 12 months
      e) Wood Based Industry (Furniture) 9.5 months 6.5 months 16 months
      f) Multimodal Transport Operators 4.5 months 4.5 months 9 months
      g) Plastics Injection Moulding 6 months 4 months 10 months
      h) Tool and Die Maker 7.5 months 6.5 months 14 months
      i) Industrial Sewing Machine Technician 7 months 4 months 11 months


      Funding & Training Fees
      Tuition fees are fully paid by PSMB under its RM15 Million Apprenticeship Fund. Apprentices who are selected by sponsoring employers would be fully funded by PSMB under the Apprenticeship Scheme Fund. The apprentices will also be paid with monthly allowance of between RM300–RM500 and an insurance coverage by sponsoring employers. Sponsoring employers, meanwhile, are eligible to claim financial assistance at the rate of 95% of the allowable cost, namely, apprenticeship monthly allowance, insurance coverage and consumable training materials, if applicable.

      Tuition Fees for Various Apprenticeship Scheme
      Apprenticeship Scheme Training Fees
      Mechatronics RM6,200
      Industrial Machining RM8,000
      Hotel Industry
      - Module 1A
      - Module 1B
      - Module 2
      - Module 3

      RM1,062
      RM1,488
      RM2,550
      RM3,400
      Information Technology
      (Multimedia Artist)
      RM5,500
      Wood-Based Industry (Furniture) RM4,500
      Multimodal Transportation Operator RM3,500
      Plastics Injection Moulding RM6,500
      Tool and Die Maker (Mould) RM8,500

    • Application To Become A Sponsoring Employer
      Employers who register themselves with PSMB are required to forward their sponsoring details by submitting the Sponsorship Application Form to PSMB by either fax/postage, a month before the training programme commences.

      Employers are advised to determine the functions of sponsorships and contact PSMB or any training providers in advance, to obtain advice and guidance, as deciding on the location /premise for the apprentices who will be sponsored by the respective employers.

    • Employer’s Registration With MLVK
      For employers who will be sponsoring apprentices under this apprenticeship scheme, they are required to send their officers, who will be in-charge of supervising the apprentices for the Assessment Officer, as well as the Internal Accreditation Officer
      Induction Course, which are sponsored by MLVK. This course is compulsory for all companies’ officers who would be supervising apprentices during the “On-The-Job” training.

      The Assessment Officer will evaluate and fill in  apprentices’ portfolios based on skills achieved by the particular candidate who undergoes the “On-The-Job” training. On theother hand, the Internal Accreditation Officer will be responsible in accrediting the portfolios. Such assessments would help the MLVK to determine whether the particular apprentice is qualified to be awarded with the SKM Certification Level 1 and 2.

    • Selection Of Apprentices
      Employers can obtain names of apprenticeship programmes’ candidates from the PSMB, as well as from their own resources. Interviews and selection process will be subsequently conducted by the respective employers. Interested candidates are required to fulfill the stated entry requirements. Candidates who are interested to participate in this scheme can obtain the application form from PSMB or to issue a letter to PSMB by enclosing together their personal details, a photocopy of their examination certificates and IC, as well as their most recent passport-size photo.

    • Training Modules of Apprentice Schemes
      The list below provides a brief outline of the various modules under the various apprenticeship schemes of PSMB.
      a) Mechatronics Apprenticeship Scheme
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      Module 1 Module 2
      M1 Mathematics
      E1 English 1
      5S 5-s (Recreating the Workplace)
      MS1 Mechanical Skills
      ES1A Electrical System 1A
      CS1 Computer Skills 1
              (Introduction to PC & Windows)
      DCF DC Fundamentals
      MAE Magnetism and Electromagnetism
      ACF AC Fundamentals
      WS Wiring and Soldering Technique
      WSH Workplace Safety and Health 1
      TD1 Team Dynamics
      ES1B Electrical System 1B
      PN1 Pneumatics 1
      DCN DC Network Theorem
      HY1 Hydraulics 1
      SCF Semiconductor Fundamental
      TE Technical English
      TAC Transistor Amplifier Circuit
      CS2 Computer Skills (Business App.
             Software)
      TD Technical Drawing
      WSH2 Workplace Safety and Health 2
      Module 3
      TFC Transistor Feedback Circuit
      PSR Power Supply Regulation Circuit
      EAT Electronic Assembly Technique
      ES Electronics Sensors
      PLC1 PLC
      QC1A Quality Control 1A
      QC1B Quality Control 1B
      TPM Total Productive Maintenance
      MSM Motors and Servo Motors 1
      b) Hotel Industry Apprenticeship Scheme
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      Module 1A Module 1B
      SHK1 Introduction to Housekeeping
      Operators
      SHK2 Chemicals and Cleaning Agents
      SHK3 Servicing Bedroom
      SHK4 Servicing Bathroom
      SHK5 Public Area Cleaning
      SHK6 Flower Arrangement
      SHK7 Laundry
      SHK8 Housekeeping Practice
      SHK9 English for Housekeeping
      SHK10 Linen
      SFO1 Introduction to Front Office
               Operations
      SFO2 Guest Relations
      SFO3 Hotel Law
      SFO4 Telephone Service
      SFO5 Basic Calculations
      SFO6 Keyboard Skills
      SFO7 Basic Cashiering
      SFO8 Basic Accounting Practice
      SFO9 Bell Desk & Concierge
      SFO10 Computer Operations
      SFO11 Reservation Procedures
      SFO12 Reception Procedure
      SFO13 Guest Departure
      SFO14 Reception Practical
      SFO15 Clerical Administration
      SFO16 Upselling Skills
      SFO17 English for Front Office
      Module 2 Module 3
      SFB1 Introduction to Food &
               Beverage Operations
      SFB2 Bars & Service of Beverages
      SFB3 Restaurant Mise en Place
      SFB4 Restaurant Service
      SFB5 Wine & Wine Service
      SFB6 Function Service
      SFB7 Room Service
      SFB8 Customer Care
      SFB9 Silver Service
      SFB10 Menu Knowledge
      SFB11 Nutrition
      SFB12 Hygiene
      SFB13 First Aid
      SFB14 Food & Beverage Service
                 Practicals
      SFB15 Food & Beverage Cost Control
      SFB16 English for Food & Beverage
      SK1 Introduction to Kitchen Operations
      SK2 Mise en Place & Food Operation
      SK3 Stewarding
      SK4 Receiving & Storing
      SK5 Methods and Cookery
      SK6 Appetizers/ Savouries/ Salads/
             Sandwiches
      SK7 Stocks, Soups, Sauces
      SK8 Vegetables, Egg & Farinaceous
      SK9 Asian Cookery
      SK10 Shellfish Preparation & Cookery
      SK11 Meat Butchery & Cookery
      SK12 Basics Desserts
      SK13 Baking Skills
      SK14 Kitchen Practices
      SK15 English for Kitchen
      c) Information Technology Apprenticeship Scheme (Programming)
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      ITP001 Anti Virus
      ITP002 Data Storage Management
      ITP003 Programming Preparation
      ITP004 Creating User Interface
      ITP005 User Interface Acceptance
      ITP006 Program Coding
      ITP007 Program Testing
      ITP008 Program Documentation
      ITP009 Module Documentation
      ITP010 Programming Constraint

      Supplementary Subjects:
      ITP S1 English
      ITP S2 Mathematics
      ITP S3 Group Dynamics
      ITP S4 Work Ethic
      d) Information Technology Apprenticeship Scheme
      (Multimedia Artist – Authoring)
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      ITM001 System Maintenance
      ITM002 Graphic Element Production
      ITM003 Audio Element Production
      ITM004 Video Element Production
      ITM005 Screen Colours
      ITM006 Multimedia Maintenance Files
      ITM007 Organise Multimedia Files
      ITM008 Authoring Code
      ITM009 Authoring Template
      ITM010 Creating Element Effects
      ITM011 Product Testing
      ITM012 Modify Project
      ITM013 User Documentation
      ITM014 Job Brief
      ITM015 Final Product

      Supplementary Subjects:
      ITM S1 English
      ITM S2 Art & Design
      ITM S3 Group Dynamics
      ITM S4 Work Ethics
      e) Wood - Based Industry Apprenticeship Scheme (Furniture)
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      Phase 1 Phase 2
      WI 101 Introduction to Wood-Based
                  Industry
      WI S1 Workplace Communication
      WI S2 Team Building
      WI 102 Safety and Health
      WI 103 Quality Workforce &
                   Assurance
      WI 104 Technical Drawing 1
      WI 105 Wood Technology 1
      WI 106 Introduction To Non-Wood
                   Based Furniture Material
      WI 107 Wood Machining and
                   Operation 1
      WI 108 Wood Adhesive
      WI 109 Jointing Technique
      WI 110 Furniture Finishing 1
      WI 111 Assembly Method
      WI 112 Knife Grinding
      WI S3 Introduction to Computer
      WI 201 Industrial Rules and Practices
      WI 202 Packaging Method and Control
      WI 203 Quality Control
      WI 204 Technical Drawing II
      WI 205 Wood Technology II
      WI 206 Inventory Control
      WI 207 Wood Machining and
                  Operation II
      WI 208 Wood Lamination
      WI 209 Prototype Making
      WI 210 Furniture Finishing II
      f) Multimodal Transportation Operator Apprenticeship Scheme
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      Block 1 Block 2
      MTO 101 Introduction to Multimodal
                    Transport Operator
      MTO S1 Workplace Communications
      MTO 102 Import Freights Forwarding
                     Procedures I
      MTO 103 Export Freights Forwarding
                     Procedures I
      MTO S2 Business Writing Skills
      MTO 104 Basic Business Computing
                    and Communication
      MTO 105 Basic Use of Electronic Data
                     Interchange (EDI)
      MTO S3 Personal Effectiveness
      MTO 106 Organising Cargo Transport
                     and Billings
      MTO 107 Effective Customer Service I
      MTO 201 Introduction To Multimodal
                    Transport Operator
      MTO 202 Workplace Communications
      MTO S4 Import Freights Forwarding
                   Procedures I
      MTO S5 Export Freights Forwarding
                   Procedures I
      MTO 203 Business Writing Skills
      MTO 204 Basic Business Computing
                     And Communication
      MTO 205 Basic Use Of Electronic Data
                     Interchange (EDI)
      MTO S6 Personal Effectiveness
      MTO 206 Organising Cargo Transport
                     And Billings
      MTO 207 Effective Customer Service I
      g) Plastics Injection Moulding Apprenticeship Scheme
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      Level 1 Level 2
      PIM S1 Introduction
      PIM S2 Communication English
      PIM 101 Safety and Housekeeping
      PIM 102 Handtools and Practice
      PIM S3 Basic Understanding of
                  Technical Drawing
      PIM 103 Material Handling 1
      PIM 104 Injection Moulding –
                    Production Processes 1
      PIM 105 Parts Runner and Regrind
      PIM 106 Machine Shutdown
      PIM 107 Moulds
      PIM 201 Injection Moulding –
                     Production Processes 2
      PIM 202 Quality Control 1
      PIM 203 Quality Control 2
      PIM 204 Material Handling 2
      PIM 205 Jig and Fixtures
      PIM S4 Plastics Decoration
      PIM 206 Fundamentals of Production
                    Control
      h) Tool & Die Maker (Mould) Apprenticeship Scheme
      Code - Modules/ Subjects Code - Modules/ Subjects
      Level 1 Level 2
      TOM S1 Introduction to Tool Making
      TOM S2 English Communication
      TOM S3 Mathematics
      TOM 101 Workshop Safety, Health
                    and Environment
      TOM 102 Basic Understanding of
                     Technical Drawing
      TOM 103 Measuring Instruments And
                     Applications
      TOM 104 Workshop Practice
      TOM 105 Technical Drawing (2D
                     Computer-Aided Drafting)
      TOM 106 Engineering Material and
                     Heat Treatment
      TOM 107 Workshop Machining
                     Technology (Milling, Lathe,
                     Grinding)
      TOM S4 Workshop Mathematics
      TOM S5 Quality Control
      TOM 201 Fundamentals of CNC
                     Programming (2D)
      TOM 202 Advanced Machining
                     Technology
      TOM 203 Assemble, Test And
                     Troubleshoot Mould
      TOM 204 Fundamentals of Two Plate
                     Mould

  14. English Language Training Programmes for Workers
    The learning of the English Language is an investment in the current globalising environment as it augments the value of human capital. Fluency and eloquence means being competitive. In a knowledge-based economy, the economic value of the English Language cannot be underestimated. To be able to succeed in a competitive environment, education and training in the English Language are vitally important for the survival of businesses in the current world market. The implementation of the English Language Training Programmes, namely Adult Literacy and Numeracy (ALN), Communication English for Workers (COMEW) and Business English for Executives (BEE) by PSMB aims to increase the level of English Language profi ciency amongst today’s workforce.

    The programmes implemented under the PERLA Scheme, are subjected to these criteria:-
    • The programmes can be conducted at employers’ premises (in-house with external trainers) or offered at training providers’ premises (public).
    • Financial assistance is determined at 100%. This is in line with the Government’s efforts to promote the English Language.
    • The course fee for the three programmes will be paid by PSMB to training providers concerned and the amounts incurred will be debited to individual employer’s account under the HRDF.
    • Employers can submit claims for “allowable costs” if applicable; upon the completion of each module, subject to the terms and conditions determined.
    • Training providers have two options to check employers’ levy balances and reservations of funds.
      • Funds can be reserved for all three modules prior to the commencement of training and claims must be made upon the completion of each module.
      • Reservation of fund by module is also allowed prior to the commencement of training and claims must be made upon the completion of training.
Contact Details
Chief Executive
Human Resources Development Berhad (PSMB)
6th-7th Floor, Wisma Chase Perdana, Off Jalan Semantan
Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel :03-20944800
Fax: 03-20935722
Website : www.hrdnet.com.my
 


References
i. Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad
ii. www.hrdnet.com.my
iii. Training Guide Malaysia (7th Edition)
iv. www.trainingmalaysia.com
 
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Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Malaysian Institute of Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (DSD) Institut Bank-bank Malaysia MAPS
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