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The following are frequently asked questions asked by visitors Department of Skill Development (DSD) Website. If you have any questions please contact us at 03-8886 5589/5817 or email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS)

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What is the difference between the NOSS register and NOSS?The NOSS register is a list of all NOSS in five (5) main sectors (manufacturing, agriculture, service, transportation and mining), while NOSS is a document that outlines the competencies that should be possessed by an employee in a field of employment and the path to achieve these skills. 
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How may I obtain NOSS?NOSS may be obtained at the JPK office at Putrajaya and Cyberjaya or by mail application. Each NOSS CD costs RM20.00 and paid for by Money Order / Bank Draft / Purchase Order (LO), payable to the  ‘Ketua Pengarah Pembangunan Kemahiran’. 
 3.

What can be done if some skills are not yet provided in NOSS, but are found to be very much needed?

Proposals for developing NOSS may be officially carried out by completing the JPK/NOSS/1008, NOSS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FORM, available on the JPK Website.

 
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My Accredited Centre has been approved to conduct skills programmes for specific NOSS, but after two months of accreditation there was a change in the NOSS code. What should my centre do?

1.    Continue to implement the training based on the old NOSS. However, ensure that the last date for the training does not extend beyond the expiry date of accreditation. If this happens, the trainee group concerned is required to follow the new NOSS-based programme and the Accredited Centre must apply for accreditation for the new NOSS

    If no candidates are being trained yet, the Accredited Centre may apply for accreditation to use the new NOSS

 

 

Pengiktirafan Pencapaian Terdahulu (PPT)

1.

What is meant by the PPT method?

A method to recognize any individual who can demonstrate competencies outlined in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) based on prior experience and achievements.

 
 2.

PPT can:

i. Give formal recognition to the competence of the individuals;

ii. Provide extensive job opportunities to individuals, and

iii. develop individuals’ career in industrial work.

3. 

Who is qualified to apply for PPT

Open to individuals with competencies gained through work experience, life experience or training (formal or informal).

4.

You need to

i. Identify areas and levels you wish to apply for with reference to the latest NOSS register.

ii. Obtain information about PPT application guidelines.

 

* (Please visit the JPK website at www.dsd.gov.my for information on items 1 and 2)

5.
What is the difference between the NOSS register and NOSS?

The NOSS register is a list of all NOSS in five (5) main sectors (manufacturing, agriculture, service, transportation and mining), while NOSS is a document that outlines the competencies that should be possessed by an employee in a field of employment and the path to achieve these skills.

 
6.
How may I obtain NOSS?NOSS may be obtained at the JPK office at Putrajaya and Cyberjaya or by mail application. Each NOSS CD costs RM20.00 and paid for by Money Order / Bank Draft / Purchase Order (LO), payable to  ‘Ketua Pengarah Pembangunan Kemahiran’. 
 
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What should I do if the skills I have do not fulfill part of the NOSS requirements?

Applicants must meet the skills requirements as specified in NOSS:

      i.        Through training in PB-PPT- the guide is available on the JPK website at www.dsd.gov.my; or

   ii. Gather up enough experience.

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How do I apply for SKM through the PPT method?

The applicants must:

i. Print and complete the PPT registration form which may be obtained through the website (www.dsd.gov.my) or at any JPK office.

ii. Send the completed form together with the payment and required supporting documents to JPK Cyberjaya by post or by hand.
9.
What is the application fee for SKM through the PPT method?      i.              The rate of payment is RM 300/level and payable in the form of Money Order / Bank Draft / Purchase Order (LO), to the "Ketua Pengarah Pembangunan Kemahiran'.

ii.             Receipts will be sent to the applicant after registration together with the "Notice of Registration and Assignment".

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How would I know if my application has been received?          i.        The JPK will issue a “Notice of  Registration and Assignment” together with a receipt to the successful candidate.

       ii. The application form together with the payment will be returned to the candidate whose application has been rejected. 
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Why was my application rejected?           i.        Incomplete application form; or

         ii.        The applicant does not meet eligibility requirements to apply for PPT.
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What should I do after I have received the “Notice of Registration and Assignment”?

Candidates should contact the PP to set the date for the counseling and evaluation sessions.

*Candidates are encouraged to collect proof of the skills they possess before the counseling and evaluation sessions.

13.

What is the allowed duration for portfolio development?

           i.        2 months - SKM 1/2/3

              ii.        5 months - DKM/DLKM (including project development/previously experienced cases)

 

* The duration that has been set is the "Evaluation Period" as in "Notice of Registration and Assignment”

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Who are the personnel involved in deciding the quality of the PPT certification?

           i.        Candidate;
   
             ii.        Evaluation Officer (PP-PPT);

            iii.        External Verification Officer(PPL-PPT);

          iv.        JPK Monitoring Officer(for VTO/DKM/DLKM)
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Can I apply for a change for the assigned PP-PPT?

NOT ALLOWED.

 

JPK will consider this application if the candidate has reasonable grounds for it and the application is submitted to the JPK in writing.

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May I apply for an extension period for the counseling and evaluation sessions?

NOT ALLOWED.

JPK will consider this application if the candidate has reasonable grounds for it and the application is submitted to the JPK in writing.

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What do I do once I have completed the counseling and evaluation processes?           i.        PP-PPT will contact the PPT Unit, JPK to apply for a verification session.

            ii.        Candidates must be prepared to be verified by PPL-PPT who will be appointed.
 
          iii.        The verification results will be known at the end of the verification session. 

* Attendance at the verification sessions is mandatory for PP-PPT and PPL-PPT candidates.

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What do I do once I have completed verification?            i.        PPL will send the certificate issuance form to JPK and the certificate will be sent directly to the candidates/ agencies that manage the candidates’ applications.

               ii.        Candidates should submit the certificate received feedback form.
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Who are qualified to apply for Special Recognition through PPT?

Those who are eligible to apply are of two types:

i.   Personnel who have provided expertise services and made excellent contributions to JPK activities specifically, and to the country in general. They are divided into three categories:

-       Category 1 :  Personnel Involved in JPK Activities

-       Category 2 :  Skills Competitions Personnel at the National and International Level

-       Category 3 :  ATM Personnel who have a ATM Trade Certificate

 

   ii. Candidates who have a Diploma issued by the Japan Malaysia Technical Institute (JMTI) OR Centre for Instructors and Advanced Skills Training (CIAST) under the Human Resource Department (JTM).

 

(Refer to the Special Recognition Application Guide on the JPK website at www.dsd.gov.my).

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How may I apply for Special PPT?

Candidates must submit an application to the Malaysian Occupational Skills Qualification (MOSQ) Division, JPK in the form of a folio containing the following documents:

 

a.    Personnel who have provided expertise services and made excellent contributions to JPK activities :

                i.      DKM.DLKM/SKM Application Form through Special Recognition [JPK/PPT/1008(P3)] Refer to Appendix B which is complete.

               ii.      A copy of the applicant’s identity card certified by the Department Head/Employer.

              iii.      A payment of RM300 for each level in the form of Money Order / Bank Draft / Purchase Order (LO), and payable to the "DIRECTOR GENERAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT” (valid for a period of three (3) months from the date the application is received).

             iv.      'Curriculum Vitae' (CV).

              v.      Copy of Certificate/ Degree/ Diploma/Letter of Appreciation certified by the Department Head/Employer.

             vi.       Proof for Application (Involvement in JPK activities/ATM Trade Certificate where applicable).

 

b.    Candidates who have a Diploma issued by the Japan Malaysia Technical Institute (JMTI) OR Centre for Instructors and Advanced Skills Training (CIAST) under the Human Resource Department (JTM).

 

                   i.   e-SPKM online registration on http://espkm.nvtc.gov.my web site Candidates must meet the set requirements before applying.

                  ii.   Print accompanying letter of application approval for reference. Manual applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

                 iii.   A payment of RM300 for each level in the form of Money Order / Bank Draft / Purchase Order (LO), and payable to the "Director General Skills Development” (valid for a period of three (3) months from the date the application is received).

                iv.   Submit a copy of the applicant’s identity card and the relevant Diploma certified by the Department Head/Employer.

                 v.   Curriculum Vitae (CV).

                vi.   Applications that do not comply with any of the specified requirements, will be rejected and the fee will not be refunded.

21.

Where and to whom may I channel a complaint about PPT?

All complaints may be made by sending an official letter to the director of MOSQ.
 

 

 

Certificate

1.

What action is to be taken if the SKM certificate is lost?

In the event of loss of the certificate, please fill the JPK/SG/h4 Form available from the JPK website and submit the following documents (ORIGINAL) to obtain a copy of SKM:

1)    Statutory Declaration - JPK/U/1022 may be used (can be taken at JPK counter)

2)    Letter of Reference from Institute/Copy of Certificate/Cumulative Assessment Record/Portfolio

3)    Payment of RM55.00 for each certificate in the form of a bank draft payable to Ketua Pengarah Pembangunan Kemahiran.

(Note: Information regarding lost certificates is found at www.dsd.gov.my  website under the link  “certificate”).

2.
What are the benefits of complying with Malaysia Skills Certification?Recognized by industries in Malaysia; provides an attractive path for career and personal development comparable to the career path based on academic qualifications and able to produce skilled workers who are trained and qualified to enhance the country’s competitiveness in the world market. 
 
3.

What is the structure of Malaysia Skills Certification?

Divided into 5 Levels as follows:

-   Malaysia Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 1

-   Malaysia Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 2

-   Malaysia Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 3

-   Malaysia Skills Diploma (DKM) Level 4

-   Malaysia Advanced Skills Diploma (DLKM) Level 5

4.

How do I obtain Malaysia Skills Certification?

There are 3 ways:

-   Training at recognized training institutions (Accredited Centres)

-   Training through industries in the National Dual Training System (SLDN)

-   Through the Accreditation of Prior Achievement Method (PPT).

5.
What action should be taken if I have not received the certificate from the Accredited Centre which has been closed down?Please submit an official letter to the Department of Skills Development (JPK) and attach proof of attendance of training at the Accredited Centre together with the portfolio.
 
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How do I apply for a PPL visit?You must apply to the Department of Skills Development at least one month before the date of the PPL visit. Applicants should send a name list of the prospective trainees to be verified. The relevant form (List of Candidates for PPL Verification Form) may be downloaded from the website www.dsd.gov.my under the link “download form”
 
8.

What is the registration fee for an international candidate?

RM200/person for each level of skills.  
 
9.

For DKM & DLKM certification, should the required project be one that will be implemented, being implemented or which has been implemented?

The project that will be implemented.
 
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I have a Basic Level SKM. Can I attend training for SKM Level 2 without obtaining SKM Level 1?

Yes, you may on condition that the application is for the same skills. Basic Level SKM is considered equivalent to SKM Level 1.
 

 

 

National Dual Training System (NDTS)

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How do I apply to for the SLDN programme?

-   Regularly check intake advertisements on the JPK or SLDN Training Centre website or in the mainstream press.

-   Apply by following the intake instructions/methods stated.

Wait for an offer letter from the implementer if your application is successful.
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What is the registration fee for SLDN apprentices?The registration fee to be paid to JPK is RM100.00
 
5.

What are the necessary conditions to qualify for the SLDN porgramme?

In general, the conditions are:

-   Malaysian citizen.

-   Literate in Malay or English

-   Aged between 16 – 40 years at the time of application

 

Note: However, some companies place some additional conditions according to their needs.

6.
What is the total payment for the training programme under NDTS?No payment is required, except for registration, which may be imposed by the company. In fact, in the SLDN, apprentices will get a training allowance given by the company or the government through specific training schemes.
 
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How do I apply to be a NDTS accredited centre?

 

Submit an application using the JPK/SLDN/DI01 form for SLDN Training Centre and JPK/SLDN/DSO1 form for SLDN companies, which may be downloaded from the JPK website.

 
9.

What is the process that needs to be carried out for the implementation of the NDTS final examination?

1. The Training Centre appoints the setters for the examination questions.

2. The Training Centre/Company submits the JPK/SLDN/PO3 form to JPK together with 2 sets of theory and practical question papers in softcopy 2 months before the date of the examination.

 

 

 

Accreditation

1.
What is meant by an Accredited Centre (PB)?

An Accredited Centre (PB) is an organization, whether a training institute or company, which has been approved by JPK to implement NOSS-based skills training programmes.

 
2.

What are the conditions or criteria to be an Accredited Centre?

Please refer to the "Implementation and Certification Requirements for Accredited Centres under Malaysia Skills Certification System Guide 2012” which can be downloaded from the JPK website

 
3.
How to apply to become a JPK Accredited Centre?

Apply online at http://eskm.dsd.gov.my and send together with supporting documents and a payment of RM1500.00 in the form of a bank draft or money order made payable to “Director General Skills Development”.

 

Please refer to the "Implementation and Certification Requirements for Accredited Centres under Malaysia Skills Certification System Guide 2012” which can be downloaded from the JPK website.

 
4.

What qualifications are required of an Assessment Officer (PP) at an accredited centre? 

She has a letter of appointment from an accredited centre, had attended the Accreditation Induction Course successfully, possesses SKM which is at least 1 level higher than the level she is teaching and has teaching techniques certificates recognized by the JPK.

 
5.

How do I renew the accreditation?

Apply online at http://eskm.dsd.gov.my and send together with supporting documents and a payment of RM200.00 for each programme in the form of a bank draft or money order made payable to “Ketua Pengarah Pembangunan Kemahiran”.

 
6.

What are the skills training programmes that may be offered by an Accredited Centre?

Based on the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) developed. Please refer to the JPK website to check the NOSS register.

 
7.
After submitting the application for an Accredited Centre, how long do I have to wait for the decision of whether it has been approved or not?The results may be known within a period of 3 months if the application is complete and all requirements as stated in the guidelines are followed.
8.

Who may qualify for the skills training programme?

Citizens who are literate in Malay or English; possessing a lower level of SKM to participate in a higher level of SKM in the same course. However, Accredited Centres can prescribe other conditions for their trainees.

9.
What is the duration of training for the Malaysia Skills Certification Programme?

In general, the duration of training is as follows:

-   SKM Level 1: 600 hours.

-   SKLLM Level 2: 600 hours.

-   SKM Level 3: 1200 hours.

-   DKM (Level 4): 1200 hours.

DLKM (Level 5): 1800 hours
10.
Can former juvenile detainees or anyone who had been convicted for a criminal offence attend the training programmes at Accredited Centres?Yes, they can. Anyone is allowed to attend training irrespective of race, religion, gender, past history and so on. Most important is that the individual is interested, qualified and able to follow the relevant programme. For your information, the JPK programme is also offered at one-stop centres, rehabilitation centres and even in prisons.
 
11.
Which form is used to apply for the issuance of SKM?

Please use the JPK/P3 /T1003 form.

 
12.

How do I apply for a PPL visit?

You must apply to the Department of Skills Development at least one month before the date of the PPL visit. Applicants should send a name list of the prospective trainees to be verified. The relevant form  may be downloaded from the website www.dsd.gov.my under the link “download form” - List of Candidates for PPL Verification Form
 
13.

What is the registration fee for an international candidate?

RM200 for each skill and level.
 
14.

My Accredited Centre has been approved to conduct skills programmes for specific NOSS, but just after two months of accreditation there was a change in the NOSS code. What should my centre do?

The Accredited Centre has two options:

1.    Continue to implement the training based on the old NOSS. However, ensure that the last date for the training does not extend beyond the expiry date of accreditation. If this happens, the trainee group concerned is required to follow the new NOSS-based programme and the Accredited Centre must apply for accreditation for the new NOSS

2.    If no candidates are being trained yet, the Accredited Centre may apply for accreditation to use the new NOSS.

 

 

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