PPT General Info

icon pdf  What is PPT?

Recognition of Prior Achievement (APA) or formerly known as the Accreditation of Prior Achievement is a method to give recognition to any individual who can demonstrate skills outlined in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) based on prior experience and achievements.

The Malaysian Skills Certification Programme was first introduced on 13 September 1996 to acknowledge the contribution of skilled workers in the country. It emphasises the concept of life-long learning and this process can help individuals to evaluate and develop the learning they have acquired through formal and informal means.


icon pdf  Who is worthy of recognition ?

All industrial workers from the manufacturing and services sectors who have obtained the required working experience in the related field and have fulfilled other set conditions are eligible. Industrial workers who qualify will be awarded a Certificate up to the highest level according to their respective fields as specified in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS).


icon pdf Who Can Apply ?

Open to anyone who has the skills and knowledge regardless of when, how and where they were obtained, either through work experience, life experience or training (formal or informal).


icon pdf  What are the areas that can be certified through the PPT ?

Applications are open to all fields listed in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) except for the following areas, namely:

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icon pdf  What the benefits obtained ?

Benefits to individuals
a. Opportunity to gain further recognition and satisfaction and motivation for self-development;
b. Award of Certificate within a short period of time (no need to attend classes / training / sit for tests), and
c. Able to contribute to career development.

Benefits to employers
a. Raise productivity and performance of the company;
b. Saving of costs for employee training and certification, and
c. Improve company image

Benefits to the country
a. Increase the number of qualified skilled workers;
b. Generate growthinthe industrial sectorin the country with an increase in skilled workers
c. Improve the country's image in the eyes of the world in terms of goods and services produced, and
d. Attract foreign investors to invest in the country


 icon pdf  What are the fees of the course ?

a. The course fee is RM 300/programme/candidate.
b. Payment must be made in the form of Money Order or Bank Draft or Local Order (L.O.) to the "THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT".
c. Payment shall have a validity period of at least three (3) months from the date of receipt of the application.
d. Payment in cash, postal money order and etc. willnot be accepted.
icon pdf  How to apply for recognition through this method ?
Industrial workers who are interested in getting recognition for all the experience and skills they possess, may fill the Recognition of Prior Achievement Application Form (PPT) [JPK PPT 1-6-2014] . Each application must be submitted to the Director General of Skills of Development together with other supporting documents namely:

a. The Recognition of Prior Achievement Application Form (PPT) JPK PPT 1-6-2014 fully completed;
b. The application fee;
c. A copy of the applicant’s NRIC;
d. Letter of confirmation from the employer stating duration of working experience in related skills;
e. Copy of the highest SKM obtained (if any), and
f. Other relevant documents.

Note: Each copy must be certified by the employer or Government Officer Professional Management.
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