Qualifications and academic achievements in higher education in Malaysia are as described in the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF). Education or training of an individual who practices Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) can be divided into two categories, namely higher education and skills training.
The Traditional and Complementary Medicine Division (T&CMD) works closely with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Ministry of Human Resource (MOHR) in the development of standards for T&CM higher education and skills programmes.
Development of T&CM Higher Education Programme Standards in Malaysia
12 T&CM higher education programme standards (7 Bachelor’s degrees and 5 diplomas) were developed in collaboration with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Some of the programmes that have been developed are now being offered by local private higher education institutions (PHEIs).
Development of T&CM Skills Training Standards in Malaysia
The T&CMD is one of the stakeholders involved in the development of National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) for T&CM skills training. A NOSS, which is managed by the Department of Skills Development (DSD), MOHR, is a document that outlines the skills needed by a skilled worker who works in Malaysia for a particular sector and the level of employment as well as the path to achieve these skills