Digital Up

Reskilling/Upskilling Incentive


Research from the World Economic Forum suggested that by 2022, 54% of employees worldwide would need significant reskilling and upskilling to continue to perform their roles competitively.

Digital Up is a training incentive up to RM 1,000.00 per pax to eligible Malaysian workforce to reskill/upskill in Digital Technology related courses and programs. There are more than 60 available courses here and programs to choose from our training partners. All of the courses are verified by our industry experts.


  • To ensure that the current workforce will remain relevant
  • Encourage Malaysian workforce to reskill and upskill themselves in Digital Technology related courses and programs



Working Malaysians aged 24-50 including Gig workers with valid SOCSO account.

Available Courses

There are more than 60 Digital Technology related courses available here.


Upon application, notification will be sent (approved/rejected). Subject to eligibility and on a first come first serve basis.


Subject to seats available. Closing date is 31st October 2022.

Digital Up is currently open for application. This is your chance to get training incentive and be reskilled/upskilled in Digital Tech courses.


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Digital Up is a training incentive to encourage working Malaysians to reskill/upskill via digital tech courses offered in MDEC’s Digital Skills Training Directory.

Digital Up offers Malaysia’s existing workforce and GIG workers a subsidized training cost of up to RM1,000 per pax.

For participants/trainees:

  • A working Malaysian aged between 24-50 years old (including Gig worker with valid SOCSO account).
  • Fulfilled the criteria and pre-requisites of the selected Digital Technology Training course.
  • Training is not paid or claimed under MYWiT incentives or HRD levy.
  • Must not be MDEC’s staff/board directors or employees.
  • Has not received and/or claimed other reskilling and/or upskilling incentives from the Government for the year 2022.

The Digital Up incentive programme is eligible for courses listed in the MDEC Digital Skills Training Directory under the Work & Learn category .

The maximum amount of training incentive is RM1,000. Applicants will need to pay the remaining training fee.

No, each participant is only applicable to apply for 1 course only under the Digital Up programme.

No. The incentive will be credited directly to the Training Providers for the fee.

Yes. A certificate of completion will be provided by the training provider.

No, the remaining cost cannot be claimed under the HRD levy. This programme is to help small companies/freelancers/individuals who didn’t have the HRD levy to enrol in the training.

Working Malaysians or GIG workers are invited to apply HERE  before 31st Oct 2022. The allocation is based on a first-come, first-served basis. The successful applicant will be contacted.

You will be notified by the Training Providers on the status of the application via email.

The application status will correspond within 14 working days after the completed application form is submitted.

No, the employer/company cannot submit on behalf of the individual/participant. All payments and invoices will be under the participant’s/trainee’s details.

Individual/participant needs to provide the following:

  • Identification Card copy
  • Offer Letter OR latest payslip (for employed Malaysians) OR SOCSO number (for GIG workers).

Participants can start attending the training after the training provider has finalized the training schedule. The training must be completed between July 2022 to Oct 2022.

The deadline for the Digital Up application is on 31 October 2022. However, approval is subject to seats available.