What is SBL?

Skim Bantuan Latihan (SBL), is the main scheme under Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). Under this scheme, employers are free to identify their own training needs and implement their training programmes, with the aim to retrain and upgrade their employees’ skills, in line with their operational and business requirements. SBL is offered based on these fundamental guidelines below:-

  • HRDF provide specialised training grant as an incentive for employers to retrain and upgrade workers’ skills, in line with the needs of their business requirement. Training grant is not a subsidy for training;
  • Under SBL Scheme, employers are to identify their workers’ training needs and obliged to pay fully the training programme; and
  • For programmes under the SBL Scheme, prior approvals must be obtained from HRDF. Reimbursement of allowable training costs is based on the rate of financial assistance as determined by HRDF from time to time. Payment is based on EMPLOYER CLAIM.

Benefits of HRDF

Training grants are open to all employers registered and/or incorporated in Malaysia who have registered with PSMB and pay the HRD levy as to defray all or a major portion of the costs incurred in employee training. Financial assistance is given to employers that conduct training that is in line with their business operations.

Courses claimable under SBL Khas?

PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

Classroom-based

Certified Information System Auditor

Classroom-based

PRINCE2 Agile Foundation & Practitioner

Classroom-based

Certified International Project Manager

Classroom-based

Certified Information Security Manager

Classroom-based

PRINCE2 Agile

Classroom-based

Information Systems Security Professional

Classroom-based

Who is Eligible to Apply for Training Grant?

Employers registered and/or incorporated in Malaysia who have registered with PSMB and pay the HRD levy immediately upon registration are eligible to apply for training grants (financial assistance) to defray all or a major portion of the “allowable costs” of training attended by their employees. Training must be in the area of direct benefit to their business operations. Financial assistance is, therefore, not given to individuals who enrol and finance their own training programmes, whether partially or fully, and subsequently request for reimbursement from their employers. Neither is financial assistance given to employers who bear the cost of training after the successful completion of training by their employees.

To be eligible for training grants under the HRDF, trainees must be employees who are MALAYSIAN CITIZENS.