This portal helps you find vocational courses suited to your needs.

This initiative by Penang Institute began in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, in response to the strongly growing demand among school-leavers and newly unemployed people for skilling opportunities.


By providing easy access to information about available vocational courses, we wish to help individuals make informed and purposeful decisions as they pursue holistic personal growth.


The portal is independent and is not affiliated to any of the education institutions on the site. All information shared is solely to enable better decision-making among those seeking to upskill themselves under conditions that suit them best.

Tailor your learning pathway to your
preferences and to the stage of life you’re at.

What Type?

Certificate courses are typically more comprehensive than micro-credentials, which can be
thought of as mini courses for very specific skills. Whether you’re graduating from high school and
preparing yourself for a career, or you’re an experienced worker looking to upskill, you can filter the
database for the appropriate type of course.

Certificate Courses

  • Professional development programmes
  • Extensive, in-depth training


Micro-Credentials (Short Courses)

  • Bite-sized modules
  • Shorter period of time
  • Specific skills



  • Massive open online courses

Less than 6 months

7 months – 1 year

1 – 2 years, and above

How Long?

Learning can happen anytime. Filter for courses by duration, according to your schedule.

Which Course?

Filter courses by field of study. Learn more about the courses for your preferred field of study, or simply explore the range of options available to you in the various fields.

Entry Requirements?

Find out what the entry requirements are for the courses you’re interested in.

About Penang Institute

PENANG INSTITUTE is one of Malaysia’s major policy think tanks. With the tagline “Making Ideas Work”, Penang Institute encourages bold and innovative thinking not only in academic disciplines but also through the support it gives to literature and culture.

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