HRD Corp Computer Based Training (CBT) – Pukunui Malaysia

By  Putri Nor Atteya

Under HRD Corp you can apply for financial assistance to purchase or develop training software packages, including Learning Management Systems (LMS) that will help employees learn on their own in this digital age. Pukunui is a training provider for HRD Corp and provide learning management systems (LMS) consultancy along with outstanding customer service!

Who is HRD Corp?

HRD Corp is a company based in Malaysia that is focused on talent development and employment opportunities for Malaysians. It is responsible for collecting levies from employers and funding training programs for the workforce. In addition to this, HRD Corp also offers services such as career coaching, counselling, and income generating opportunities for people with a variety of skills and backgrounds. The company is governed by the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Act 2001 and falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Human Resources in Malaysia. HRD Corp’s vision is to help drive the economic transformation of Malaysia by developing the country’s human capital and positioning it as a high income and developed economy.

What is the HRD Corp Computer Based Training (CBT) programme?

This programme enables employers to purchase learning management systems and develop courses to retrain and upskill their workforce.

It is perfect for employers who can’t afford to release their employees to attend outside training. If you don’t have the resources but still need your staff to keep up with industry trends, this programme is ideal. It allows employers to provide an alternative to training onsite.

CBT also offers employees the flexibility to learn on their own schedule rather than having to stick to a regimented office schedule. Employees can choose to be trained online in any location, any time of day with interactive training tools and engaging courses.

Computer Based Training and How It’s Changing the Way We Learn

Introduction – What is Computer Based Training?

Computer based training is a type of online training that uses a computer to deliver instructional content to learners.

It can be delivered in many different ways, but the most common delivery method is through a web browser. The learner completes the course on their own time, at their own pace and in any location with an internet connection.

Computer based training courses are often interactive and engaging, which makes them appealing to learners who might otherwise not have been interested in learning about the topic. It has also been shown to be more effective for retaining information than traditional classroom methods.

Some disadvantages of computer based training are that it does not provide learners with human interaction or feedback which can make it feel less personal and less motivating for some people.

The Evolution of CBT and the Future of Learning

Computer-based training (CBT) has evolved significantly over the years in response to the changing needs of learners. CBT is a type of learning that uses computers and other digital technologies to deliver educational content, often in the form of online courses or interactive modules. It has become a popular method of training in many industries, such as customer service jobs, as it allows learners to access information and complete coursework on their own time and at their own pace.

The evolution of CBT has been driven by the need to accommodate a wide range of learning styles. It is important that we are able to cater to all learners because not all people learn in the same way. Some learners may be more visual, while others may be more auditory or kinesthetic. CBT has evolved to include a variety of different learning aids that cater to different learning styles.

One of the key ways that CBT has evolved is through the use of multimedia elements such as videos, pictures, and animations. These elements provide visual learning aids that can help learners understand complex concepts and retain information more easily. For example, a video showing a step-by-step process for completing a task can be much more effective than a written instruction manual.

Another way that CBT has evolved is through the use of sound effects and music. These elements can create an immersive learning environment that helps learners engage with the material more deeply. For example, a course on customer service might include background music that simulates the noise of a busy restaurant, helping learners develop their listening skills in a realistic setting.

CBT has also evolved to include games and other interactive elements that make learning fun and engaging. These elements can help learners develop their skills in a way that is enjoyable and rewarding. For example, a course on math might include a game that rewards learners for correctly solving equations, encouraging them to keep practising and improving.

Overall, the evolution of CBT has been driven by the need to cater to different learning styles and provide engaging and effective learning experiences. As technology continues to advance, CBT will likely evolve even further, incorporating new technologies and techniques to provide even better learning opportunities. In the future, we can expect to see even more immersive and interactive learning experiences that make it easier and more enjoyable for learners to develop the skills they need.

How does HRD Corp help employers get going with CBT?

Employers can get started with CBT by selecting a CBT software platform that meets their needs. There are many different options available, so it is important for employers to research and compare the features and capabilities of each platform before making a decision.

Once a CBT platform has been selected, employers can begin creating and uploading training content. This may include videos, presentations, interactive modules, quizzes, and other materials. The CBT platform should provide tools and guidance to help employers create and organize their training content in a way that is effective and engaging for learners.

Once the training content has been uploaded, employers can begin inviting employees to access and complete the training. The CBT platform should provide tools to manage and track employee progress, including assessments and quizzes to evaluate their understanding of the material.

Financial assistance towards course development and improvement of an existing LMS, up to 100% approval (subject to the availability of Grant Balance)


CBT vs. Instructor Led Training – Which is Best?

Computer-based training (CBT) is an effective method of training employees on a wide range of topics. It is flexible and can be accessed at any time, making it ideal for employees who are on the go or have busy schedules. CBT is also self-paced, allowing learners to progress at their own speed and review material as needed.

CBT has also evolved to include a variety of multimedia elements, such as videos, pictures, and animations, which provide visual learning aids and help learners understand complex concepts. Additionally, CBT often includes sound effects and music to create an immersive learning environment.

CBT has also evolved to include games and other interactive elements that make learning fun and engaging. These elements can help learners develop their skills in a way that is enjoyable and rewarding.

Cost Comparison Between CBT and Instructor Led Training

The cost of CBT and instructor-led training can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the length and complexity of the training, the number of learners, and the specific tools and technologies used.

In general, CBT can be a more cost-effective option compared to instructor-led training. Because CBT is self-paced and can be accessed at any time, it can be completed by a larger number of learners without the need for additional instructors or trainers. This can help reduce the overall cost of training, for instance, customer service jobs people need training for.

CBT also typically requires less infrastructure and equipment compared to instructor-led training. CBT can be accessed using a computer or other device with an internet connection, making it possible to provide training to employees who are located remotely or in different parts of the world. This can reduce the need for costly training facilities and equipment.

However, the cost of CBT can vary depending on the specific platform and tools used. Some CBT platforms may require a subscription fee, while others may be available for free or on a pay-per-use basis. Additionally, some CBT platforms may require the purchase of additional tools or licenses to access certain features or functionality.

In contrast, instructor-led training typically involves a higher upfront cost, as it requires the hiring of instructors or trainers and the use of dedicated training facilities and equipment. However, instructor-led training can provide a more personalised and interactive learning experience, which may be worth the additional cost for some organisations.

What are the requirements?

  • Employers should submit their applications before initiating the purchase or development of training platforms.
  • Development of Learning Management Systems (LMS) is allowed under Development of Computer Software

How can Pukunui help you with HRD Corp Computer Based Training?

As an HRD Corp training provider, we can assist in all steps of the process, from helping you work out your requirements, to securely setting up the online platform for your courses. We can also help with training and content creation.

Next steps

  1. Arrange a demo and let us show you the value we can add to your company by using an LMS for your computer based training courses.
  2. Download the HRD Corp Computer Based Training (CBT) brochure here or contact HRDF customer service
  3. Ask us for a proposal and quotation
  4. Apply via e-TRIS online form and submit your supporting documents.
  5. Enjoy your LMS!

Putri Nor Atteya

Putri is a technologist who enjoys helping people understand Moodle, an e-learning platform. She is currently serving as an e-learning consultant and LMS trainer at Pukunui Sdn Bhd, a leading Learning Management Systems provider based in Malaysia. Putri has trained hundreds of lecturers to ensure they are well prepared for their teaching and learning journey. She is also described as an easy-going, good listener, easy to talk to, and hardworking person. Prior to her current position, she was the IT Executive: Learning Technology at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and worked as a teaching assistant at Universiti Putra Malaysia and system engineer at Mutiara Teknologi Sdn Bhd.

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