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Higher-skilled workers for process sector

You can get higher-skilled worker levy rate if your workers meet the requirements.

Requirements 

To qualify, your workers must meet any of these criteria:

  • Skills / education and salary
  • Experience and salary
  • Skills / education and experience

Skills / education and salaryShow

Minimum years of experience No minimum
Minimum fixed monthly salary $1,200
Skills or certification

Educational qualification:

  • Malaysia – Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). For diploma or higher qualifications, upload a transcript or letter from the institution stating the course duration.
  • North Asian sources (NAS) – High school certificates.
  • People’s Republic of China (PRC) – Diploma.

OR

Completed:

  • Composite Assessment for Generic Manufacturing (Process)

OR

Any 2of theseWSQ courses:

  • Perform Blasting and Painting Work
  • Perform Electrical Fitting Work
  • Perform Fitting Works in Workshop
  • Perform Instrumentation Fitting Work
  • Perform Metal Scaffolding Work
  • Perform Plant Civil Work
  • Perform Plant Equipment Fitting Work
  • Perform Process Pipe Fitting Work
  • Perform Refractory Work
  • Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks
  • Perform Rotating Equipment Fitting Work
  • Perform Thermal Insulation Work
  • Perform Welding

Experience and salaryShow

Your workers will automatically qualify for higher-skilled levy rate if they meet the following requirements:

Minimum years of experience 3
Minimum fixed monthly salary $1,200
Skills or certification Not required

Skills / education and experienceShow

Minimum years of experience 3
Minimum fixed monthly salary No minimum
Skills or certification

Educational qualification:

  • Malaysia – Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). For diploma or higher qualifications, upload a transcript or letter from the institution stating the course duration.
  • North Asian sources (NAS) – High school certificates.
  • People’s Republic of China (PRC) – Diploma.

OR

Completed:

  • Composite Assessment for Generic Manufacturing (Process)

OR

Any 2of theseWSQ courses:

  • Perform Blasting and Painting Work
  • Perform Electrical Fitting Work
  • Perform Fitting Works in Workshop
  • Perform Instrumentation Fitting Work
  • Perform Metal Scaffolding Work
  • Perform Plant Civil Work
  • Perform Plant Equipment Fitting Work
  • Perform Process Pipe Fitting Work
  • Perform Refractory Work
  • Perform Rigger and Signalman Tasks
  • Perform Rotating Equipment Fitting Work
  • Perform Thermal Insulation Work
  • Perform Welding

How to upgrade your worker

You need to apply to convert your worker to higher-skilled levy, and upload a copy of the worker’s educational or trade certificates for these 2 pathways:

  • Skills / education and salary
  • Skills / education and experience

The new levy rate will take effect on the 1st of next month.

You can check your worker’s new skill status and levy rate in WP Online.

For diploma or higher qualifications, you need to upload these additional documents:

If worker has Need additional documents
Diploma or higher qualifications from China

Certificate of graduation and verification proof from any of these sources:

Note: Educational certificates certified by a notary public are not accepted as a form of verification proof.

Diploma or higher qualifications from other countries Transcript or letter from the institution stating the course duration.

For non-English documents, you must submit a copy of the original document and an English translation. The translation can be done by a translation service provider.