SLDN Method

The Government has implemented the Skim Latihan Dual Nasional (SLDN) to produce a national skilled workforce (K-Workers) through an up to date and comprehensive training mechanism to meet the current needs of the industry. The worker possesses three competency elements, namely: Technical, Social & Humanities, Methodology & Learning.

SLDN (Sistem Latihan Dual Nasional) is a training method based on an industry-driven approach, which is operated through collaborations between companies and training institutions. The implementation of SLDN can be carried out through the following methods:

1. Collaboration between Skills Training Centers (PLK) and Companies

2. Internal Training within Companies (In-house)

Training Duration: The training duration for a program implemented refers to Circular KPPK No. 2/105 and the total credit hours specified in a particular SKPK/NOSS.

Training Ratio: 70% to 80% practical training (performance) in the industry and 20% to 30% theoretical training (knowledge) at the training center.

Delivery Method:

  • Day Release

Example: 1 – 2 days a week for theoretical (knowledge) and basic skills learning at the training center, and 4 – 5 days a week for practical (performance) training at the company.

  • Monthly Release

Example: 1 – 2 months for theoretical (knowledge) and basic skills learning at the training center, and 4 – 5 months for practical (performance) training at the company.

Certification: Trainees who successfully complete this training will be awarded:

  • Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 1, 2, 3
  • Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM)
  • Advanced Malaysian Skills Diploma (DLKM)
Companies conducting SLDN training will receive the following benefits:
a) Eligibility for levy re-claim for companies contributing to the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). (Employer Circular no.1/2008)
b) Qualification for corporate income tax deduction (single tax deduction) under subsection 34(6)(n) of the Income Tax Act (ITA) 1967.