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How To Purchase College/IPTS License & Setup JPK Accredited Centres (Pusat Bertauliah) in Malaysia (3-6 Months)

Before we go into how to purchase IPTS and setup JPK centre, let’s have a brief look at the Malaysia Higher & TVET Education sector.

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Malaysia Private Higher & TVET Education in Brief

The higher education sector is responsible for the operation of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).

MOHE’s integral role is creating a higher education ecosystem with the finest Public Universities (UA), Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIS@IPTA/IPTS), Polytechnics and Community College. These institutions are the main components in the national education ecosystem and training to generate first-rate thinkers, scholars, masters, skilled and semi-skilled manpower in accordance with their respective roles.

To ensure the success at this role, MOHE has three (3) departments that manage the institutions of higher learning, namely:

  • The Department of Higher Education (JPT) – UA and IPTS;
  • Department of Polytechnic Education (JPP) – Polytechnic; and
  • Department of Community College Education (JPKK) – Community Colleges

Efforts to achieve this role are also supported by agencies with roles that are vital in higher education, namely:

Colleges/IPTS

Colleges in Malaysia are usually privately-owned institutions that do not have their own degree-awarding power. Even so, they are usually allowed to award qualifications from other institutions, including via twinning programmes with reputable foreign universities from the UK, Australia and USA. Some colleges also offer qualifications from professional bodies such as CLP, ACCA, ICAEW, CAT, and GCE A-Levels. Just like universities, colleges can only offer programmes accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Known as the MQA, it is a statutory body established under the Malaysian Qualifications Act 2007 to accredit academic programmes offered by all higher educational institutions, which is compulsory. This provides another level of comfort of the quality of a course especially in terms of its content and teaching materials, delivery mechanism and teaching staff experience.

JPK Accredited Training Centres (JPK AC)

Accredited skills training centres are institutions registered under the Department of Skills Development that run training courses to equip students with specialised technical and vocational skills.
Certificates issued are Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (1-3), Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia & Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia. Accredited by the Malaysian government, such courses provide pathways that enable students to gain internationally-recognised qualifications, such as by City and Guilds (UK), Confederation of Tourism, Hotel and Catering Management (UK), LCCI (UK), TAFE (Australia), and other international and professional bodies.

Sample of SKM certficaite – Vocational Training Operation

Pathways has also been created recently where they can also further to public universities under MTUN offering Bachelor of Technology

Besides public universities, SKM/DKM graduates may also further to private colleges/UC/Uni for undergraduate programs:
wasap.my/60123123430/DKM-degree

Another exciting pathway created is that now even SKM/DKM holders may graduate with an executive degree in just 9 months, all without SPM. This is a special collaboration program between Unirazak & ISE Education (JPK AC)
URise Program – Executive Bachelor in Industrial Management offered by University Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK).

An express executive degree created specially for the Sijil Kemahiran (SKM) / technical cert holders to further studies in University

How to purchase IPTS and setup JPK centre? – Purchase IPTS license

Unfortunately, you can only purchase IPTS license from existing ones as there’s a moratorium on the establishment of private higher learning institutions until Dec 31, 2020 (it has been extended few times since it came into effect on 1st Feb 2013). However, looking at this year’s COVID-19 situation and the excess IPTS, it is likely to be extended again.

What are the main considerations when purchasing private college/IPTS?

1. Paid-up capital – Min RM1mil (if less than that, you just need to top up without having to present to the MoHE for change of ownership)
2. Are the programmes *FA (Full accreditation) or PA (Partial accreditation)?
* FA considered matured program = JPA recognition so can work and get promotion at the Government
Prior to 1 Januari 2017, qualifications recognised by Malaysian Government can be referred at Sistem Pengiktirafan Kelayakan Perkhidmatan Awam (eSisraf).
3. Liabilities of the college/IPTS
4. Size of the premise (min is 8,000 sf)
5. If no premise already (tenancy expired), need to know current number of students (also critical if you intend to shift to another premise)
6. If KDN license is required to recruit international students, must check on the previous record to ensure it is not blacklisted by Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN)

How to purchase IPTS and setup JPK centre? Applying to be a JPK Accredited Centre

Here’s the steps in setting up a JPK Accredited Training Centre which would allow you to offer Sijil/Diploma/Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia

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In summary, four (4) key things that JPK look at for accreditation of centre/program.

  1. Personel’s qualification
    Resources: Kursus Induksi PP-PPD-PPB, SKM & VTO

2. Written Instructional Material (WIM)

3. Core Abilities

If you were to offer programs starting from Level 3, you also need to teach Core Abilities starting from Level 1, 2 & 3.
WIM for Core Abilities & Mapping Matriks is required.

4. Tools, Equipments & Materials (TEM)

Kindly refer to the NOSS of the program you intend to offer.
Listing and ratio of the TEM is stated in the NOSS.

What are the main considerations when acquiring a JPK Centre?

If you want quick access to the PTPK (loan for skills study), purchasing an existing JPK centre would give be the best choice (otherwise, new centres need to wait for one year of operation). Better if it’s already registered with PTPK. Most recent practice is the funding is on first come first serve basis, no more quota system (However, please refer to PTPK directly for latest updates).

  1. Just like setting up JPK centre, you need to consider those 4 key things mentioned earlier.
  2. Location/state – This is very very important, you would not be able to buy and shift to another state to operate. It is not allowable.
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College (IPTS) & TVET (JPK) License for Sale – KL & Sel (Updated Aug 2020)

IPTS & JPK license for sale - jpkmalaysia.com
IPTS & JPK license for sale are hard to come by, especially if you are looking to acquire a specific program. There’s one JPK license currently on fire sale

IPTS & JPK license for sale – Benefits of acquiring

  1. For IPTS license, the moratorium/application freeze is basically still on till 31/12/2020 (belief going to be extended).
  2. For JPK license, you need not wait for one cohort to be able to qualify to register with Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK). Therefore, most people who chose to acquire a license is because of this important funding, which is a crucial element in successfully enrolling students.
    It also saves you time and hassle of the waiting period, especially in certifying the necessary personals like PP, PPD & PPB

TVET (JPK) license for sale

1. 4 programs:
a. Food & Beverage Management (Cert & Dip) – Only this program has license to recruit foreign students currently
b. Computer Systems Administrations (Cert & Dip)
c. Information System Administration (Cert & Dip)
d. Electrical (Cert only)

– Owner is willing to let go at RM3 million
– KDN license (to recruit foreign students)

2. 3 programs:
a. Computer Networking
b. Computer System
c. Corporate Secretaryship

  • Facilities – 3 classrooms, 1 computer lab with 25 computers, Computer repair room, library, pantry, staff room and surau.
  • Registered with Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK) till 2020
  • Owner is willing to let go at RM1x0,000

College (IPTS)

  1. RM2million
    Programs (FA):
    Dip Health & Science Dip Nursing 
    Dip Environmental Health
    Dip in PhysiotherapyFoundation in Science
    Programs (PA):
    Diploma in Childhood Education and Kindergarten Management Diploma in Health Informatics  

    This college doesn’t come with premise as the owner is looking at selling the existing building.

    Reason for sale: Migrate overseas

    Existing students: 100+
  2. RM2million
    Programs (FA):
    Diploma in Safety & Health
    Diploma in Building Management
    Programs (PA):
    Diploma in Business Administration

Paid up only 200K, so need to top up to RM1mill

11Ksf rental RM21K+-

30 students left

Reason for sale: Owner not really hands on, couldn’t manage well

College (IPTS) with TVET (JPK) license for sale

2. RM2.xx million (1 IPTS + 1 JPK license)

Full facilities for all programs
Renewal in 2025
PTPTN available
RM1.3+- million debt

UPDATE: 29/5 For academic-based program, only left Diploma in English & Accounting

Skills Based – SKM/DKM; Acaemic Based – MQA

College (IPTS) license for sales

1. RM9 million

Diploma in
– Baking
– Culinary art
– Accounting
– Event management
– International business management

Certificate in international business management

Full facilities for all programs
Renewal in 202?
PTPTN available
KDN license

More listings required as there are quite a number of enquiries.

NOTE:
1. For IPTS license, you can only acquire from existing ones as there’s a moratorium on the establishment of private higher learning institutions until Dec 31, 2020. However, looking at this year’s COVID-19 situation, it would likely be extended again, after being extended for 3 years in 2017.

2. For JPK (TVET) license, there are 2 options.

a. If you’re looking at just training own staffs and offering SKM or plan to do a placement at industries to earn your revenue, then you should go for SLDN training centre.

b. If you’re planning to run like a college/institution collecting tuition fees as your main revenue, then applying to be a JPK Accredited Centre (Pusat Bertauliah) is the way to go. Buying an existing one has its benefits:
1. Everything necessary for the accreditation is already there;
a. Written Instruction Material
b. Tools, Equipment & Materials (TEM)
c. Certified personnel (PPB, PPD & PP)
2. The one year wait for registration with Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK) is usually over. Some even come with PTPK quota.
3. If you want to bring in international students, you also need to have a track record of local students enrollment before you can apply for the PB Antarabangsa license (with KDN license).

Nevertheless, I strongly advise that you only acquire one if you:
1. Want less hassle and
2. Need PTPK or PB Antarabangsa license OR
3. Plan to continue to offer the existing program(s) that has been accredited (you may add on new programs though)
4. Plan to operate from an existing location or new premise but within the same state (NOT ALLOWED to shift to another state, say WPKL to Selangor)

After going through the above checklist and still found nothing suitable, then you have got to apply JPK Accredited Centre (Pusat Bertauliah JPK) from scratch.
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