ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION FOR THE RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING SCHEME

EMPLOYERS CIRCULAR NO. 8/2012 (HRDF)

1.0         PURPOSE

1.1   The purpose of this circular is to inform employers on the additional allocation of RM3 million for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Scheme.

2.0       BACKGROUND

2.1   The RPL Scheme was introduced in 2010 to support the government’s initiative to increase the number of skilled workforce to 33% by 2015 and to 50% by 2020.

2.2   The objective of the RPL Scheme is to certify workers who do not have any formal certification but have obtained the relevant knowledge, experience and skills in the workplace based on their competency levels (SKM, DKM or DLKM).

2.3   The RPL Scheme was initially given an allocation of RM1 million in 2011 to finance the registration fee of RM300.00 per level charged by the Department of Skills Development.

3.0       IMPLEMENTATION

3.1   The Board of Directors of PSMB at its meeting on 2 October 2012 had approved an additional allocation of RM3 million for the RPL Scheme effective from the date of this circular. With this additional allocation, it is estimated that 10,000 workers will be certified under the scheme.

3.2   The registration fee is paid by HRDF to the Department of Skills Development directly. Employers however, can claim for the reimbursement of the registration fee if they have made payment on behalf of their workers. To expedite the process of certifying workers, a single-tier assessment will be introduced by the Department of Skills Development in 2013 and the registration fee of RM300.00 for 3 levels will also be borne by HRDF under the RPL Scheme.

4.0       CONCLUSION

4.1   Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Officer on 1-800-88-4800 or our branch offices should you require further clarification or assistance.

Thank you.

“HRDF – SHAPING PEOPLE”

“Pekerja Berinovatif Penggerak Transformasi”

Yours sincerely,

( AMIRNUDDIN BIN MAZLAN )

Chief Executive
Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad

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