Saturday, February 25, 2012

National Dual Training System (NDTS)

I visited a promotional booth belonged to DSD (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran) at Suria Sabah not too long ago and get myself a copy of the leaflets. Few days ago I tried to surf the given website and it apparently was not working. In particular, pages on National Dual Training System (NDTS) had bad links.

This entry is therefore a reference for myself and perhaps folks who would want to know in brief what and how this program can benefit them.

What is NDTS?

(Note: For now, you will not find this in their website, or you will be redirected to other page)

National Dual Training System (NDTS) is a dual training apprenticeship system comprising of 70-80% training at the company and 20-30% at the training center. It is introduced to produce workers based on industry demand, thus reducing the problem of mismatch.

NDTS uses self-reliant learning and action-oriented approach to develop apprentices with knowledge-worker occupational competence comprising of technical competence, social and human competences, and learning and methodological competences.

A contract is signed between the conpany and the apprentices prior to the training. Apprentices are given certain amount of allowance throughout the trainnig by the company and are obliged to work with the company upon completion if they are offered employment.

Practical or hands-on skills training is conducted in the workplaces by selected coaches of the company, whilst the theoretical class and basic skills training in the training centre is undertaken by the centre's instructors.

How is NDTS different from other Trainings?

The requirement for coaches and trainers to infuse or integrate human and social skills as well as for the apprentices to learn on-the-job to get the most of the technical contents of the course/training.

Targeted Group

1) Those who are currently employed by the company can be selected for apprenticeship and enjoy the benefit of this program.
2) School leavers, SPM

Training Duration

Depending on the field of training and the level of certification.
Practical/hands-on training is 70% - 80% of the whole duration at workplace,
Theory and basic skills is 20% to 30% of the whole duration at training centre

Method of Delivery

a) Day release - for instance, a 3 to 4 days training at workplace and 1 to 2 days at training centre
b) Block release (if necessary) - for instance, 3 to 4 months at workplace and 1 to 4 weeks of theory classes at the training centre.

Training Content

Based on National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS), NDTS Curriculum or other curriculum approved by Department of Skills Development.


Continuous assessment and final test.


Fully recognised by the government:
Malaysian Skills Certificate (Level 1, 2, 3)
Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM, Level 4)
Malaysian Skills Advanced Diploma (DKLM, Level 5)


Apprentices are entitled to get minimum monthly allowance from company as much as RM300 - Rm500 during training period.

If the training is conducted in 2 years:
Semester 1 – RM 350.00 per month
Semester 2 – RM 400.00 per month
Semester 3 – RM 450.00 per month
Semester 4 – RM 500.00 per month

This program is coordinated by DSD and interested employers can contact the department to further refine the terms to suit their requirement.

Benefit to the Company/Employer

Single tax deduction, or PSMB reimbursement PSMB reimbursement.
PSMB - Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad/HRDF

I have few guys who I think will need the required skills in the near future and this may just be what I'll need. 

1 comment:

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