The National Dual Training System is an industry-oriented training program that combines workplace and institutional training.
School leavers or existing workers who meet the criteria can be offered as apprentices by a sponsoring company to undergo training.
A contract is signed between the company and the apprentices prior to the training. Apprentices are given certain amount of allowance throughout the training by the company and are obliged to work with the company upon completion if they are offered employment.
The hands-on training is conducted continuously and the apprentice is expected to get through the assessment as well as the final test which will be conducted at the end of the training programme. Successful apprentices will be awarded with the national skills qualification by Department of Skills Development (DSD).
|Time Frame||The duration is based on the scope and level of certification|
|Practical-theory ratio||70 – 80 % Practical training in real work situations
30 – 20 % Related theory classes at training centers
|Delivery Method||Day Release System
-For example for a four-day practical training in companies, followed by one day class theory at training center.Block Release System ( if necessary)
-For example 3-4 months, followed by practical training1-4 weeks of class-related theories.
For example 3-4 months, followed by practical training 1-4 weeks of class-related theories.
|Trainer||SPM and / or employees working and selected by the company. The Company is not obligated to offer employment after completion of training|
(If training is carried out in 2 years )
|Semester 1 – RM 350.00 Monthly
Semester 2 – RM 400.00 Monthly
Semester 3 – RM 450.00 Monthly
Semester 4 – RM 500.00 Monthly
|Awarding Qualifications||Certificate K-workers, equivalent to SKM Level 3 qualification or DKM (Level 4) or DLKM (Level 5) approved by the DSD and related employer organizations.|
The NDTS with its industry oriented training concept is deemed superior to institutional-based training because:
i. Minimize mismatch (quality and quantity) between the companies’ requirement and skilled workforce development through demand-driven orientation.
ii. Training is based on work process approach under actual work conditions
iii. The need for continuous technological advancement.
iv. Minimize dependence on foreign workers.
v. Increase the speed of transferring technology by providing training in actual working environment
vi. Inculcates positive training culture in companies, especially in SMEs.
Participating in NDTS is an appropriate decision for every enterprise to make, in order to ensure that apprentices are trained to become k-workers for the development of human capital to steer Malaysia to become a developed nation by the year 2020.
With NDTS in place, Malaysia’s growth is well on its way towards an industry driven skilled workforce development approach. The opportunity to be a part of NDTS not only enhances corporate performance, but also represents a commitment to investment in human resources.
All companies and business enterprises are welcomed to participate and implement the NDTS. The system is established for company interest and benefit.
Department of Skills Development as the coordinating body will provide assistance and guidance to ensure that company can participate in the system.
For more info, please visit official DSD Website: www.dsd.gov.my