New Norm After Covid 19

17, March 2021

The New Normal

COVID-19 pandemic has not ended yet.  Until there is an effective vaccine or treatment, everyone remains at risk.  We all need to work together to protect ourselves and others.

  • Avoid the three Cs
  • Fight against COVID-19 is far from over
  • Continue to practice protective measures
  • Continue to protect ourselves and others
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your flexed elbow to help prevent spread of virus
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Clean your hands before and after you touch your face
The Role of the Training Provider

18, March 2021

The core role of the training provider is to take on the responsibility for ensuring that the apprentice receives all of the training required to achieve a successful apprenticeship and complete the end-point assessment (EPA) . This will include:

  • Carrying out comprehensive initial assessment to ensure a good match between apprentice and apprenticeship standard
  • Developing a detailed development program  and agreeing the apprenticeship duration
  • Delivering any training to develop the knowledge skills and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard
  • Carrying out regular progress reviews and ongoing assessments
  • Provide specific support to meet apprentices additional needs
  • Preparation for the apprentices’ EPA
  • Supporting your decision for choice of End- Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO).

It is also the training providers role to ensure that the apprentice is eligible for and has the required entry qualifications for the agreed upon apprenticeship.



Types of apprenticeship training provider

Most employers use an external training organisation to provide the Apprenticeship training. There are 3 types of apprenticeship training provider on the register of apprenticeship training providers:

  • main provider - enters into contracts with employers that use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training or holds a contract with ESFA to deliver to employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy
  • supporting provider - enters into subcontracts with main providers and employer providers to enhance apprenticeship training for employers and their apprentices
  • employer provider – trains their own employees or those of connected companies and uses the apprenticeship service to pay for the apprenticeship training

19, March 2021

The HRDF new economic recovery initiative, PENJANA HRDF – Training Incentive Programme highlights how generating job opportunities and training play a critical part in Malaysia’s fight to get back on its feet in the wake of the COVID-19 peak on unemployment and employability issues.

The government, through PENJANA, emphasises training in terms of reskilling and upskilling of Malaysians to enhance the employability of the unemployed.

These efforts will be implemented through collaborations with various ministries and agencies.

HRDF at the same time seeks qualified partners in delivering the initiatives crafted as part of the short to medium-term COVID-19 economic recovery plan, specifically related to job placement, entrepreneurship, self-employment and market-driven industrial revolution 4.0 training.



We cater for all needs. Whether you are job seekers, employers or training providers, PENJANA HRDF provides job creation, skills training and employment opportunities. These efforts will help create dynamic, local high-skilled labour markets to support areas with high job potential and introducing greater flexibility to help school leavers, unemployed graduates and retrenched workers get into work.



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    An opportunity to all HRDF registered Training Providers to participate and develop training modules to address various issues in a post-MCO environment.