Pusat Latihan Pengajar & Kemahiran Lanjutan

Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) is located in Shah Alam, Selangor.

CIAST began operations in 1983 with financial assistance from the Japanese Government under the ASEAN Human Resources Development Project and regulated by the technical experts and management from Japan through JICA until 1991.

CIAST was fully operational under the Manpower Department, Ministry of Human Resources began in 1991 until May 2007 before being transferred under the management of the Department of Skill Development (DSD) in the same ministry in June 2007.



Leading organization in developing and strengthening the teaching for world class instructors.


Developing world-class instructors who are knowledgeable, competent, disciplined and responsive to environmental changes and technology.


  1. To produce instructors to meet the requirements for the country skills training institutions
  2. To improve the teaching instructors on an ongoing basis in skills and training methodology in accordance with technological developments
  3. To establish and implement the teaching instructor qualification and licensing system
  4. To credit skills trainers in line with the needs of Malaysian Skills Certification System
  5. To strengthen the relations and international training
  6. To strengthen the e-learning and multimedia
  7. To provide a conductive environment and relevant training facilities
  8. To promote positive values, positive attitudes and a healthy culture for teaching instructors




The main objective of this program is providing exposure and skills to trainees to enable them for gaining deep knowledge and expertise regarding the relevant technology. Courses conducted are expected to reduce the flow of money out of the country. Besides, it can help the government and the private sector in the development of vocational training in the country

More Info at : www.ciast.gov.my