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PRE-SERVICE COURSES

Pre-service courses are programmes that provide training for pre-service teachers in primary school. They are conducted at institutes of teacher education throughout Malaysia. The basic qualifying conditions and duration are subject to the courses offered. Among the programmes available are:

i Post-Degree Teacher Training Course (KPLI) : KPLI � Primary School , KPLI - j-QAF
  QUALIFYING CONDITIONS
  • Malaysian citizens
  • Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy
  • Age not exceeding 35
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a local or foreign public institution of higher learning or private institution of higher learning
  • Possess a degree recognised by the Malaysian government
  • KPLI j-QAF candidates must have a degree in Islamic Studies or Arabic Studies or Quranic Studies or a related field
  BOND
  • KPLI Primary School - 2 years of service with the government
  • KPLI j-QAF
3 years of service with the government
i Post-SPM Teacher Training Course (KPLSPM) : Bachelor of Education, Excellent Student Programme, B-ed Tesl
  QUALIFYING CONDITIONS
  • Malaysian citizens
  • Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy
  • Age not exceeding 20
  • Candidates must be active in co-curricular activities
  • Possess Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) with distinction in any three subjects and credit in the following three subjects:
    • Malay Language
    • History
    • One other subject and;
    • Pass in English
  • Meet the specific qualifying conditions of the applied fields of study
  BOND
5 years of service with the government
Application can be made through the website of the Ministry of Education (online application

TEMPORARY TEACHERS

Appointment Conditions and Benefits for Temporary Teachers/h4 >

1. Purpose
The purpose of this circular is to update the conditions of appointment and conditions of service of temporary teachers.
2. Definition
  2.1 Temporary Teacher
  2.1.1 A temporary teacher serves as a teacher under the Ministry of Education (MOE) for a limited period to fill an actual vacancy and has yet to be appointed by the Education Service Commission as an education service officer. The wages received by a temporary teacher is in the form of monthly allowances only.
  2.2 Trained Temporary Teacher
  2.2.1 A trained temporary teacher, in addition to having an academic qualification recognised by the government, must also possess a recognised professional qualification and proficiency in Malay. Such appointments are managed specifically by the Human Resource Division of the MOE.
  2.3 Untrained Temporary Teacher
  2.3.1 An untrained temporary teacher has only academic and Malay language qualifications. Such appointments are managed by the state education department or the relevant department/division such as the Human Resource Division, Islamic and Moral Education Department and Special Education Department of the MOE and the Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
3. Status of Trained and Untrained Temporary Teachers
  3.1 Trained and untrained temporary teachers are non-civil servants. Therefore they are not eligible for any benefits received by permanent teachers except those mentioned in paragraph 4 below.
  3.2 Although trained and untrained temporary teachers are not considered as civil servants, they remain subject to regulations set by the MOE / MOHE as their employer.
4. Allowances and Benefits
  4.1 Allowances and Benefits Trained and Untrained Temporary Teachers Qualify for
  4.1.1 Monthly allowance based on the allowance scale approved by the Cabinet Committee on Salaries as implemented through Service Circular No. 4 of 2002 and amendments, if any, made from time to time
  4.1.2 Fixed civil service allowance at the rate enjoyed by an education service officer of a similar level in the same service scheme
  4.1.3 Allowances to offset the high cost of living in a particular state/district or a rate similar to that received by the permanent teachers of a similar level as follows:-
  1. Special settling-in allowance if posted from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah/Sarawak and vice versa
  2. Allowance in Sabah and Sarawak for those who come from the state
  3. Temporary living allowance for those working in Bintulu, Sarawak
  4. Cost of living allowance (COLA)
  4.1.4 Allowances and other payments in accordance with regulatory conditions under Service Circular No. 8/1980 and related amendments when performing official duties outside the locality of the headquarters.
  4.1.5 Sick leave under General Order 17, Chapter C
  4.1.6 Medical and dental benefits, eligibility for and ward admission at government hospitals and clinics based on the same conditions and regulations imposed on permanent teachers of a similar level
  4.1.7 House rental subsidy allowance (rental ceiling) for trained temporary teachers from Peninsular Malaysia who are posted to Sabah and Sarawak
  4.2 Benefits Trained and Untrained Temporary Teachers Do Not Qualify for
  4.2.1 Medical treatment abroad
  4.2.2 Maternity leave
  4.2.3 Housing/motor vehicle loan
  4.2.4 Other benefits/allowances not extended to temporary teachers as stated in any circular
5. Regulations and Conditions of Appointment of Temporary Teachers
  5.1 Power to Appoint
  5.1.1 For trained temporary teachers with professional/teaching qualifications and teachers who are awaiting examination results from institutes of teacher education, the power to appoint lies with the MOE.
  5.1.2 Untrained temporary teachers hired for the purpose of filling a temporary vacancy, or the appointment of native tongue teachers in Chinese and Tamil national type primary schools are appointed by the State Education Director or the head of a relevant department of the MOE or the Director-General of the Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the MOHE.
  5.2 Terms of appointment of untrained temporary teachers
  5.2.1 Malaysian citizens
  5.2.2 Age not exceeding 35 for graduates and 30 for non-graduates
  5.2.3 Possess recognised academic qualifications
  5.2.4 Obtained a credit in Malay Language in the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) or equivalent level and credit in three other subjects
  5.2.5 Islamic religious teachers must have Arabic qualification at least at SPM level, Advanced Islamic Religious Studies or IV Senawi
  5.3 State Education Directors/heads of departments/divisions/Director-General of Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the MOHE must obtain prior MOE permission for the following cases:-
  5.3.1 Candidates with local and foreign degrees whose status has yet to be ascertained;
  5.3.2 Candidates who have exceeded the age requirement stated in 5.2.2;
  5.3.3 Candidates who do not have a credit in Malay Language in SPM;
  5.3.4 Candidates who do not possess Arabic qualifications in SPM for appointment as a religious teacher;
  5.4 Appointment of untrained temporary teacher to higher category

An untrained temporary teacher can be appointed to a higher category at the discretion of the State Education Director/head of department/division of the MOE/Director-General of Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the MOHE subject to the following conditions:-
  5.4.1 Possess academic qualifications equivalent to the requirement;
  5.4.2 Availability of actual vacancies in the state;
  5.4.3 Need for the teacher�s services.
  Offer of a higher position must be in accordance with the regulations set forth in this circular. The date of appointment to the new category shall be effective on the date the teacher reports for duty in the new category.
  5.5 Appointment of untrained temporary teacher to lower category
  5.5.1 A candidate may also be offered and appointed to a category lower than his qualifications according to the service needs and interests of the department.
  5.6 Termination of Service of Trained Temporary Teachers Who Fail the Institution of Teacher Education Final Examination
  5.6.1 A teacher from an institute of teacher education who is appointed as a trained temporary teacher but has been confirmed as having failed the institute of teacher education final examination will have his service terminated by the MOE. It is then at the discretion of the State Education Director/head of department/division of the MOE /Director-General of Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the MOHE to appoint him as an untrained temporary teacher if his service is still needed.
  5.7 Termination of Service of Trained Temporary Teachers Who Fail Interview for Permanent Appointment of the Education Service Commission
  5.7.1 A trained temporary teacher who failed the interview for permanent appointment conducted by the Education Service Commission will have his service terminated. The head of department is responsible for reporting the matter to the Human Resource Division of the MOE.
6. Service Period of Temporary Teachers
  6.1 The service of trained temporary teachers is on a month to month basis and will automatically conclude upon their appointment to permanent or temporary positions in the education service, whichever is earlier.
  6.2 The service of untrained temporary teachers is also on a month to month basis and will conclude at any time that their service is not required by the respective state education department/department/division, dependent on circumstances in the interest of the service.
  6.3 Untrained temporary teachers who fill actual vacancies continue their service until the end of the school session each year. Their service is extended until 31 December of the year.
7. Appointment Date of Trained and Untrained Temporary Teachers
The appointment date or the date trained or untrained temporary teachers hold their position is the date they report for duty. However, the State Education Director/head of department/division of the MOE and the Director-General of Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the MOHE can determine the date they report for duty at the discretion and interest of the state/department/division.
8. Allowance Rates for Graduate/Post-Diploma and Non-Graduate Trained and Untrained Temporary Teachers
New Salary Schedule (Effective Date: 1.11.2002) Service Circular No. 4 Of 2002 Malaysian Remuneration System
No. Qualification Salary Grade Allowance Scale
1 Honours Degree DC41 T5 RM 1653.73 � T10 RM 2046.98
2 General Degree DC 41 T3 RM 1496.43 � T10 RM 2046.98
3 Post-Diploma Teacher Training Course (ordinary diploma/ KUiTTHO diploma) DB29 T1 RM 1172.97 � T6 RM 1433.12
4 Post-Diploma Teacher Training Course (professional diploma) DBA29 T1 RM 1225.00 �T5 RM 1485.15
5 Malaysian Diploma In Teaching (Malaysian Diploma In Teaching Course / Malaysian Higher School Certificate DB27 T1 RM963.64 � T5 RM 1283.08
6 Malaysia Certificate Of Education DB17 T1 RM656.30 � T5 RM 895.88
9. Increment/Date of Allowance Increment:
  9.1 Trained and untrained temporary teachers can receive an allowance increment based on the allowance scale set forth in this circular according to their respective categories on the anniversary of their service. This is based on the date of movement of the allowance as determined under Circular No. 4 of 2002: Malaysian Remuneration System.
  9.2 The date of allowance increment of a trained or untrained temporary teacher is the anniversary of his service in a particular position, calculated as follows: -
  1. In the case of a temporary teacher whose service is terminated prior to 31 December, who is then rehired the following year, his previous service period shall be taken into account to determine the date of his annual allowance increment after he has completed one year of service based on the nearest date of salary increment in accordance with the circular.
10. Transfer of Temporary Teachers
  10.1 Trained temporary teachers may be required to transfer from state to state, subject to the approval of the School Division/Islamic and Moral Education Department/Special Education Department/ Technical Education Department of the MOE, or the Director-General of the Polytechnic and Community College Education Department of the MOHE. In such cases, their services are considered to be continuous.
  10.2 Untrained temporary teachers may not transfer out of the original state where they are appointed to as the original purpose of their appointment is to meet the needs of that state. If they resign and are reappointed by any state education department/ head of department, this would be considered a new appointment and the past services may not be taken into account for any purpose.
11. Courses during Holidays
Untrained temporary teachers selected by the Teacher Education Division/department to undergo the Teaching Professional Training Course during the school holiday are not required to resign except when attending a course in the final semester (full-time course). This means their service in the state proceeds and allowances/scholarships during the full-time course will be managed by the Teacher Education Division or the MOHE where applicable.
12. Discipline
  12.1 All trained and untrained temporary teachers are subject to the same disciplinary regulations set for education service officers. Any violation of such regulations shall be reported to the Disciplinary Unit, Human Resource Division of the MOE through the head of department.
13. Offer Letter
  13.1 The untrained temporary teacher offer letter is issued in the appointment of an untrained temporary teacher.
14. Revocation of Ministry of Education Service Circular No. 1 of 1987.
  14.1 With the issue of this circular, MOE Service Circular No. 1 of 1987 is revoked.
15. Effective Date of Circular
  15.1 The effective date of this circular is the date it is issued.









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