If you have been working in the Malaysian filmmaking industry for at least two (2) years or are hoping to be part of the creative content community, then it’s time to get yourself accredited and certified.
Starting 15 October until 31 December 2020, creative content industry professionals and practitioners are welcomed to participate in the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia’s (FINAS) Creative Content Industry Accreditation and Certification Programme.
A collaboration between FINAS, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) through its Institute of Continuing Education & Professional Studies (iCEPS), the programme aims to strengthen human capital development and professionalism within the creative content industry by providing accreditation, certification and recognition to professionals and practitioners.
It is also a platform that encourages and provides opportunities to undergo appropriate courses; shares information and expertise on pertinent issues; and monitors and supervises the overall accreditation programme.
Registration is free and participants can join the programme based on the following categories:
- Professionals or practitioners who are active and possess academic qualifications in the field plus work experience; or
- Professionals or practitioners who are active but do not possess academic qualifications in the field despite having work experience
- Professionals or practitioners who are active and possess academic qualifications in the field but do not have work experience; or
- Professionals or practitioners who are active but do not possess both academic qualifications in the field and work experience
Through the Creative Content Industry Accreditation and Certification Programme, the Malaysian Government through FINAS intends to improve the standards of industry professionals and practitioners and ensure the best talents are working in the local creative content field.
In the long term, the programme hopes to establish a systematic workforce database centre as reference for various parties in the future, as well as offer the space and opportunities for content creators, including non-creative industry graduates, to gain 20 hours of training and courses provided by iCEPS.
Why does this industry accreditation matter?
Speaking at the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing between FINAS, UiTM and MBOT in August 2020, Communications and Multimedia Minister Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah said that accreditation by professional bodies for creative content industry professionals and practitioners is vital in recognising their expertise and experience in their respective fields and improving the quality of local films.
“The accreditation is aimed at increasing quality and is not an academic matter, but the question is how to empower existing training; protect the local industry, including everyone involved like the crew; and encourage self-assessment among industry players,” he explained, as reported by Bernama.
For more information on the Creative Content Industry Accreditation and Certification Programme, visit https://www.finas.gov.my/en/program-akreditasi-dan-pentauliahan-industri-kandungan-kreatif/ or contact the Secretariat at 03 -4104 1452 /1393 /1467/1468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.