HRD Trainers' Development Framework

27 July 2022

To ensure the competency of HRD Corp certified or exempted trainers, HRD Corp has introduced HRDF Trainers’ Development Framework (HRDF-TDF). HRDF-TDF was supposed to be implemented on 1st January 2022, however due to COVID-19 pandemic that affect world’s economy and drop in training request, the implementation has been postponed to 1st January 2021 as per Training Providers’ Circular No. 5/2022 dated 19 May 2020.

The objectives of this implementation are to ensure all active trainers can meet a baseline quality standard and develop themselves throughout their training career. HRD Corp has categorized the trainers as follows:

  • TTT Certified Trainers
  • TTT Exempted Trainers
  • HRD Corp Accredited Trainers
Starting 1st January 2024, ONLY HRD Corp Accredited Trainers will be allowed to conduct training under the various HRD Corp scheme. To be accredited as HRD Corp Accredited Trainers, the trainers need to go through the accreditation process by activity process and assessment.

Accreditation by activity process is entitled to trainers certified/exempted before 1st January 2021. They are given 3 years grace period to obtain their accreditation through activity by submitting 120 hours of training. Training hours are justified by supporting documents accumulated beginning from 1st January 2018 to date.

Meanwhile trainers certified/exempted after 1st January 2021 are required to go through the accreditation by assessment process. The assessment needs to be completed within 6 months from Train-The-Trainer (TTT)/Exemption certification.

The accreditation of HRD Corp Accredited Trainer is valid for 3 years and must be renewed every 3 years. Therefore, the trainers are required to accumulate 360 hours of training conducted within the 3 years validity period. Renewal submission need to be done at least 3 months before the expiry date of accreditation validity. For example, Trainer A received his accreditation on 1st January 2022 and required to renew his accreditation before 31st December 2024. In this duration, he at least needs to conduct training with a total hour of 360 and submitted before October 2024.

However, if the trainer unable to meet minimum total hours, he/ she can opt for going through the accreditation by assessment process. Trainers are required to demonstrate their competence in a real training situation by video recording in an actual training together with supporting documents.

Submission for the accreditation by activity or assessment process need to be done through Trainers Development Management System (TDMS). TDMS is a platform by HRD Corp for trainers to manage their accreditation. Trainers are required to register and make their application by submitting their profile and HRD TTT/exemption certificate. Once the registration has been approved, email will be sent by the system to notify and proceed with the submission.

Assessment fee for the accreditation is waived for the trainer certified/exempted after 1st January 2021 as it is already included in their TTT course/ exemption fee. Trainers certified before initial implementation are required to pay accreditation fee of RM 60 upon the submission. 

We will discuss more on the accreditation process in the next article and requirement set by HRD Corp for accreditation by activity and assessment process.