Special Training Assistance Scheme
(Skim Bantuan Latihan Khas

Special Training Assistance Scheme (SBL-Khas) is a major scheme of the HRDF. Under this scheme, financial assistance in the form of training grants may be considered for all types of training programs tailored to the needs of employers registered with HRDF. Basic principles of this scheme are as follows

HRDF specialized training grants as an incentive for employers to retrain and upgrade skills of workers that are appropriate and meet their business needs.

Training grants under HRDF is provided for employer-based training needs to ensure accountability in the workplace. Under the SBL-Khas, the employer must identify the necessary training to enhance the ability of their employees and is responsible for fully funding the training program.

Under the SBL-Khas, approval from HRDF must be obtained before training commences. Training cost reimbursement allowed is based on the rate of financial assistance determined by the HRDF from time to time and the payment is based on EMPLOYER CLAIMS. Employers’ account should not have any levy arrears as HRDF would debit the cost fee directly from employers’ account and pay the training provider.

Qualification Requirements for Employers

All employers registered with HRDF and have paid the HRD levy for the first month of registration are eligible to apply for training grants, subject to financial assistance and the terms and conditions determined by HRDF from time to time.

Training Grant Application Procedure

  • Login and Launch eTRiS
  • Click on ’Application’
  • Select from menu ’Grant’ > ‘Apply Grant’
  • Select SBL-Khas from menu ’Scheme Code’ > ‘Apply’
  • Then fill in the form accordingly
  • For detailed instructions kindly download User Guide (External) and go to Section 6 Grant Application with Scheme Code: SBL-Khas

Training Grant Claims

Training Grant claims will be paid upon submission of the claim form by the employers after the completion of the training programme. It should be submitted by using the online claim form of which can be obtained from HRDF officers or the website. To avoid any delays in processing claims, employers should ensure that the form is complete and correct. Relevant receipts must also be included. All copies of receipts or supporting documents must be certified by the employer.

  • Login to HRDF Portal and launch eTRiS
  • Click on ’Application’ icon
  • Select from menu, click on ’Claim’
  • Choose either you want to ’Submit Claims with Grants’ or ’Submit Other Claims’
  • Please fill in the online form together with the supporting document and then click on ’Submit’ button.

The claim form must be signed by an authorized officer from the employer’s side or any officer holding the post as specified in the claim form. Claims must be submitted upon completion of training and all costs have been paid. The claim form must be submitted no later than June 30 the next year.

Payment will not be made if the trainees did not attend the full training programme. A trainee is deemed to have completed the training programme if he/she had followed at least 75% of them and takes all the examinations / tests, if needed.

Cheque or credit statement (E-disbursement) will be posted to employers. The statement for each calculation/payment will be given as well for reference.