CQ Breyer Group of Colleges offers both Malaysian Skills Certification and International Certification. Our Trainees have the option of pursuing either one or both at a reasonable cost.
MALAYSIAN SKILLS CERTIFICATION SYSTEM
All CQ Breyer students are registered with the Department of Skills Development within the Ministry of Human Resources. All CQ Breyer students who achieve the required level of competency shall be certified under the Malaysian Skills Certification System. Certificates and Diplomas are conferred by this department on all successful graduates.
The Malaysian Skills Certification System (Malay: Sistem Persijilan Kemahiran Malaysia) is a skills and work-based certification system in Malaysia that is achieved through assessment and training. Candidates can receive Malaysian Skills award if they meet the requirements of the National Occupational Skills Standard developed and regulated by the Department of Skills Development (formerly known as the National Vocational Training Council).
It is conferred as a formal recognized certificate to individuals who has shown capabilities that acquired or practiced with competencies to do a task or work, which usually in the form of basic vocational skills. The criteria and standards of the Malaysian Skills Certification System are articulated with higher level qualifications to enable holders to progress from the level of semi skills, to skilled production, right up to supervisory, executive and managerial functions.
The Malaysian Skills Certification System was established in 1993 to replace the National Trade Certification System (Malay: Sistem Persijilan Pertukangan Kebangsaan) as part of a larger reform to streamline the higher and further education systems in Malaysia. The system was also eventually mapped to the Malaysian Qualifications Framework in 2007 providing a framework for the credit equivalency and transfer between the vocational education and training sectors and the higher education sectors.
STRUCTURE AND DELIVERY
There are currently 5 levels of awards in the Malaysian Skills Certification System:
• Level 1: Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 1 (SKM 1)
Awarded to candidates who show evidence of competence in performing a range of various job tasks or work activities, most of which are routine and predictable.
• Level 2: Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 2 (SKM 2)
Awarded to candidates who show evidence of competence in performing a significant range of varied work activities that are being performed in a variety of contexts. Some of these activities are non-routine, requiring individual responsibility and autonomy.
• Level 3: Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 (SKM 3)
Awarded to candidates who show evidence of competence in performing a broad range of varied work activities that are performed in a variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. There is considerable responsibility and autonomy and control or guidance of others is often required.
• Level 4: Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM)
Awarded to candidates who show evidence of competence in performing a broad range of complex technical or professional work activities that are performed in a wide variety of contexts, and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. Responsibility for the work of others and the allocation of resources is often present. Higher level of technical skills should be demonstrated.
• Level 5: Malaysian Skills Advanced Diploma (DLKM)
Awarded to candidates who show evidence of a level of competence so as to be able to apply a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts. Very substantial personal autonomy and often significant responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of substantial resources features strongly, as do personal accountabilities for analysis, diagnosis, design, planning, execution and evaluation. Specialisation in technical skills should be demonstrated.
• Accredited training centers
Undergoing a fixed training programme or course by community colleges and DSD Accredited Training Centers.
• Dual National Training Programme
An apprenticeship scheme conducted within an industry and at public skills training institution. CQ BreyerCollege Batu Caves is an approved centre for the DUAL NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME.
• Accreditation of Prior Achievement
Recognition of prior learning whereby skills acquired either through employment or previous trainings are assessed.
There is no minimum credit requirement for Skills Certificates and they are granted according to the assessed skills and levels attained.
• Electrical & Electronic, Telecommunications & Broadcasting Industry
• Information Technology & Communications
• Machinery & Equipment
• Mechanical & Electrical Service & Maintenance
• Medical & Pharmaceuticals
• Hospitality & Tourism
• Souvenir & Small Enterprise
• Building & Construction
• Landscaping & Environment
• Interior Decoration
• Business Management
• Textile & Apparel
• Agriculture & Agrobased Technology
• Resource Based Technology
• Education & Training Services
• Malaysian Skills Certificate (Levels 1,2 & 3)
Certificate awarded by a recognised institution of higher education accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
• Malaysian Skills Diploma (Level 4)
Diploma awarded by a recognised institution of higher education accredited by the MQA.
• Malaysian Skills Advanced Diploma (Level 5)
Advanced Diploma awarded by a recognised institution of higher education accredited by the MQA.
The Malaysian Skills Certification is implemented based on the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) whereby every candidate is assessed and certified to meet the requirements of NOSS before being awarded the Malaysian Skills Certification.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – SKILLS INVITE for International Students
Though the Malaysian Skills Certification System is applicable to Malaysian students, it is now open to international students undergo this training through this system. Colleges under the CQ Breyer Group of Colleges are approved by Ministry of Human Resources and Miistry of Home Affairs to accept international students under the Malaysian Skills Invite programme in the Department of Skills Development. CQ TEC SDN BHD has been licensed to accept international students for the Certificate course in Culinary Arts (Chef) and Electrical Engineering. For further information refer to the International Student Office. ( click here)
CQ Breyer Group of Colleges are Approved Training Centres for City and Guilds and CompTIA , Internationally recognized Vocational Qualifications providers.
City and Guilds, UK
A global leader in skills education, City & Guilds Group helps people get into a job, progress in their career, and move onto the next challenge. Founded in 1878, City & Guilds is a charity that remain committed to our purpose, and reinvest our surplus into education and student support programmes.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.
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