Recognition of Prior Achievement (RPA) or formerly known as Accreditation of Prior Achievement is a means to give recognition to any individual who can demonstrate skills that have been outlined in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) based on previous experience and achievement held.
This method was first introduced as a method of Malaysian Skills Certification on 13 September 1996 aims to give recognition to the skilled workers the country where this method emphasizes the concept of lifelong learning. This process can help individuals to assess and develop their learning have gained formal or informal.
All employees of industry and manufacturing sector are eligible period of work experience in related fields and other conditions specified. Industrial workers who are eligible will be awarded a Certificate to the highest level in accordance with their respective areas as stated in the National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS).
Open to anyone who has the skills and knowledge without regard to when, how and where it is obtained either through work experience, life experience or training (formal or informal).
Benefits to individuals
Benefits to employers
Benefit to the country
Industrial workers who wish to seek approval for every experience and skills acquired, shall fill the Application Form Recognition of Prior Achievement (APA) [JPK/PPT/1001 (P1)] which can be printed onwww.dsd.gov.my. Each application shall be submitted to the Director General of Skills Development in conjunction with other support as may be prescribed, namely: