INDUSTRIAL SKILLS FRAMEWORK (IndSF)
Deep-dive into the industrial skills framework HRD Corp has designed and developed for your industry

INDUSTRIAL SKILLS FRAMEWORK (IndSF)

The Industrial Skills Framework (IndSF) is an initiative under the four main pillars of HRD Corp’s strategic initiatives roadmap. It is placed under the learning ecosystem and landscape due to the nature of the document; which is both non-exhaustive and promotes continuous learning cycle between employers, employees, and potential job seekers. This document is coproduced by HRD Corp and Key Industrial Players & Associations. It will also be reviewed from time to time to meet the industry’s current needs in terms of core skills and competencies.

OBJECTIVES

Acts as a guide for individuals, employers, and training providers to recognise knowledge, experiences, skills mastery and promote lifelong learning within the industry

WHAT DOES IT COVER?

IndSF focuses mainly on Level 4 Malaysian Skill Certification or its equivalent and above as a complimentary document to existing frameworks such as the National Occupational Skills Standard.

HOW DID IT START?

This initiative began in March 2019 when the IndSF Unit under the Research and Development Department was tasked to actively engage with industry players and subject matter experts through the Sectorial Training Committee. Consequently, the unit has been facilitating the development of the skills framework documents through various engagements, meetings and workshops.

Meetings

Workshops

WHO IS IT FOR?

INDIVIDUALS OR EMPLOYEES

Individuals in their early and/or mid-career can use the Skills Framework to make informed decisions on education and training, upskilling and career development. This is based on the sector, employment, occupation/job role, skills, and training information in the framework.

EMPLOYERS

Employers can use the Skills Framework to design progressive human resource management and talent development plans based on the detailed skills information outlined within the
framework.

TRAINING PROVIDERS

Training Providers can use the Skills Framework to gain insights into sector trends and skills in demand, which allow them to innovate and contextualise their curricular design and training programmes to suit the needs of their sector.

KEY COMPONENTS

SECTORIAL INFORMATION

The Sector and Employment Information provides information on the Industrial Framework for industry (e.g. Hotel, Retail & Wholesale), including useful statistics on the industry manpower and occupational requirements.

JOB AND SKILLS DESCRIPTION

The Skills Map detail the skills for each of the industry’s occupations, aligned to the critical area/ focus area/ department/ sections. It provides information such as occupation description and skills.

CAREER PATHWAYS

The Career Pathways show how the occupations in the Industrial Skills Framework for industry are structured progressively and laterally based on sector norms.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel required for various occupations in the Industry.

THE PROCESS FLOW OF SKILLS FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT

4 Weeks

Identification of focus area/sub-sector for development of skills framework

2 Weeks

Engagement with co-lead, proposal preparation & management approval

4 Weeks

Compilation of IndSF document & submission to co-lead partner

8 Weeks

a) Validation workshop

b) Preparation of IndSF document

19 Weeks

a) Validation workshop

b) Preparation of IndSF document

4 Weeks

Endorsement by STC & approval by HRD Corp management

8 Weeks

Design & publication of IndSF document

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