HRDF 10-Listed Employee Training Program Malaysia for the Year 2021

Employer Mar 12, 2021

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Is your company looking for a training and development program? Here's a piece of good news, HRDF (Human Resources Development Fund), under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resources does provide training and development for employers.

These programs aim to catalyse the development of the current and future workforce to support Malaysia’s vision of becoming a high-income economy.

Now, let's review the listed training and development program by HRDF.

1.Skim Bantuan Latihan (SBL)


To help employers upgrading their employees' skills in terms of business operation.

Program Details

This training scheme consist of:

i. In-House (on premise, hotel OR external training places),  public, or local/overseas.

ii. Job coaching.

iii. Mobile Learning.

iv. Coaching & mentoring.

v. Development program.

vi. Online learning consist of e-Learning

2. Skim Bantuan Latihan Khas (SBL-Khas)


To help employers upgrading their employees' skills in terms of business operation.

Program Details

An additional aspect of this scheme is the length per session. Minimum training duration is 7 hours.

This training scheme consists of:

i. In-House - Provided to 2- 40 pax trainees.

ii. For Public - Provided to 1 - 9 pax trainees.

3. Skim Latihan Bersama (SLB)


To help employers in organizing a joint-training with other registered employers and facilitated by either an in-house trainer or external trainer.

Program Details

Require participants from 2 - 40 pax of trainees, and the cost of training shall be shared by participating employers with the number of trainees taken into account.

4. Industrial Training Scheme (ITS)


This scheme is targeted at trainees who undergoing industrial training. The period is from 2 to 8 months period.

Program Details

Employer will be provided with financial assistance which are:

i. Monthly allowance: maximum RM 500/month/trainee.

ii. Personal Protective Equipment (1) set.

iii. Insurance Coverage (if any).

iv. Financial assistance is based on 20% of the levy balance when the first application for the year is submitted.

5. Future Workers Training (FWT)


Aid employer in employing talent who will be able to perform with minimum supervision, and who can train future workers with the required skills and competencies before entering employment.

Program Details

The employer will be receiving financial assistance which are:

i. Course Fee (Public Program)

ii. RM 1,300/day/pax

iii. Other Claimable Cost

iv. Daily Allowance

6. On the Job Training (OJT)


Encourage a skilled worker/supervisor to let train a new employee. The new employee will be receiving skills, knowledge, and competencies that are needed for employees to perform a specific job within the workplace.

Program Details

The training can be conducted in a series of sessions. At least 1 hour in duration per session and the combined total can be up to 300 hours.

Employer will be receiving financial assistance of :

i. Rm 50/hour/trainee.

ii. Examination cost/trainee.

iii. Learning material (as per receipt).

iv. Others such as Books, journals, or online submission.

7. Computer Based Training (CBT)


Enable employers to purchase or develop training software to retrain and upgrade the knowledge and skills of their workforce.

Program Details

For cases of employers who wish to develop their training software, are required to obtain prior approvals (grant) from HRDF by submitting a proposal at least one month before commencing the software development.

The specifications are:

i. The software must be in the form of a CD, DVD, DVD ROM, or video.

ii. Solely for training and learning purposes.

iii. Interactive training programs on specific skills that enable users to learn the skills on their own without an instructor.

iv. Ability to evaluate the learning progress of users.

v. Software that is not eligible under the scheme are software for display or reading purposes or application software used for daily operational activities.

8. Information Technology (IT)


Encourage employers to retrain their employees further in the field of IT (information technology).

Financial assistance is provided to purchase (desktop/laptop/webcam/internet connection) for the first year only.

Program Details

i. Maximum purchasing limit is Rm 25,000.

ii. Applications can be made once every 3 years.

iii. The number of desktop/laptop provision is "1 computer per 5 employees".

9. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Aims to enable workers to get recognition for their skills, knowledge, or experience.

Program Details

DSD (Department of Skills Development) certifies the workers who do not possess normal certification but have obtained the relevant knowledge/experience/skills in the workplace.

Employers will be aided with a registration fee of Rm 300/pax/level charged by the DSD.

10. Training Facilities and Renovation (ALAT)


Encourage in-house retraining and skill-upgrade of employees by purchasing training aids for setting up/renovating/enhancing their training rooms.

*EXCLUSION: construction of a building, training center/rental of training rooms.

Program Details

Employer will be aided with the financial assistance of 100%, subjected to a maximum of 30% of the levy balance as in the year of the application is submitted.

Aids Details

Training Equipment/Aids Training Rooms Setup
Television set Wiring for setting up Overhead Projector
VCR (Video Cassette Recorders) Painting of Training Room
VCD (Video Compact Disc) Player or DVD (Digital Video Disc) Player Setting up air-conditioner for training room
Overhead Projector, Multimedia Installing carpet, blinds, glass wall
LCD and Direct Projector Renovation of Training Room Ceiling
Screen and white board Wiring for plugs/sockets
Training tape and video Installing cable for network/internet connections
Training Video Compact Disc -
Slide/Poster/Mannequin -
Chairs and tables for training room only -
Flip Chart Stand -
Notebook (once in 2 years) -


To apply for the listed scheme, employers need to be registered with HRDF.

These grants are the current listing from HRDF. There is a possibility of changes by HRDF or Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia along the way.

Source: HRDF

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