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Background of Institution

Kolej TAFE Seremban

TAFE College has been a long established provider of technical education in Malaysia in the southern region. Set up in 1972 and originally known as Negeri Institute of Technology, the College was acquired by MIED (Maju Institute of Educational Development) in 1988. With the educational vision and dynamic support of its Chairman, Dato’ Seri S Samy Vellu, a new campus was built and started its operations in Jalan Sikamat in Seremban in the year 1990.

The multimillion dollar beautifully landscaped campus offers a stimulating and inspiring study environment. The College has valuable experience and unsurpassed academic track record in engineering education.

TAFE College is the first technical higher educational institution to be awarded ISO 9001:2000 standards as early as 1997. Being a pioneer, the College has a mature quality management system.

TAFE has been a member of MAPCU (Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities) since 1998 and NAPEI (National Association of Private Educational Institutions since 2007. TAFE is also a member of FeMAC. The College is also an approved centre for skills training under JPK (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran).

Mission & Vision

The mission of TAFE College is to contribute to our national prosperity by improving the skills of Malaysians and to achieve “Excellence through Education”. The College makes study options accessible to young school leavers and to support the government’s goal of capacity building and nurturing a first class mentality.

The College is thus a premier provider of higher education offering multi-disciplinary quality programmes at certificate and diploma levels to both local and international students and continues to progress towards excellence. As a member of MAPCU, TAFE is strongly committed to uplifting the standard of higher education, widening access and enhancing quality, cultivating a lifelong learning culture, improving the quality of teaching and learning, intensifying internationalisation and enhancing research and innovation.

TAFE College plays an active role in enhancing the image of private education in Malaysia by developing a sustainable mode of training and education for community programmes. TAFE endeavors to contribute in making Malaysia a centre of educational excellence by providing critical human capital that drives the country’s economy. Being a non-profit entity, surpluses are reinvested for educational purposes and for upgrading campus facilities.

When it comes to quality and industry recognised education, affordability and conducive environment, TAFE stands in the forefront of the Malaysian education industry.

Academic Strengths

Kolej TAFE Seremban

In its pursuit of excellence, the College has been very selective of the academic staff and ensures that lecturers are of high caliber thereby ensuring that local and international students are professionally nurtured into the environment of studying. Whether expatriate or local, lecturers and instructors are highly qualified with both academic and industry experience. They are dedicated professionals who have genuine concern for students’ academic success and progress into careers. The quality of teaching-instruction and learning is benchmarked against the highest standards and criteria. There is an elaborate system of quality assurance requiring exam boards, external examiners, peer evaluations, and more as per MQA requirements. MQA standards consist of qualifications and programmes, based on a set of criteria and standards, including learning outcomes achieved. The education is student centred and career focused.

The College maintains collaborative arrangements with AIMST (Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology) and other higher learning institutions. Strong industry links have been formed with the automotive, aviation and engineering related industries.

Programme Outline

The range of certificate and diploma programmes are fully accredited by MQA and recognised by JPA (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam).

TAFE College offers multidisciplinary programmes – in Engineering, Business and IT. The objective is to develop middle level technopreneurs who demonstrate the high degree of competence sought by the industry.

JPK (Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran) courses in Automotive Technician, Computer Systems Technician, and Automotive Executive coupled with common skills are topped up with Supervisory Skills. The automotive skills programme is a TTEP (Toyota Technical Education Programme) in partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan and UMW Toyota Motors Sdn Bhd.

Short courses are available for English (3 Levels – 1 year) and Automotive Mechanics (EFI & Fault Diagnosis). Short courses on CNC, PLC, GPS and AutoCAD are conducted with industry partnership.

Academic Facilities & Resources

Kolej TAFE Seremban

  • 1500 seater Multipurpose Auditorium
  • Basketball, Football, Badminton & Table Tennis courts
  • 1 Main Lecture Theatre
  • 13 Lecture Theatres
  • 35 classrooms
  • Air conditioned library
  • In-house Hostels and adjacent apartments
  • Extensive Workshops & Laboratories
  • Hangar facilities
  • Internet facilities
  • Toyota Technical Education Programme Centre
  • Engine dynamometer centre

The campus has wi-fi access and coverage which enables e-learning, student discussion and ease to work on assignments.

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

To support and provide students with excellent learning facilities, the College is well equipped with work stations and laboratories and workshops.

There is a job placement cell that holds career fairs which enables graduates to leave college with a job or attachment relevant to a career. Campus interviews are conducted by GE Engine Services, Tan Chong Motors, ON Semiconductor, ALPS, Megasteel, IJM, etc. The Counseling Departments offers counseling, sessions, motivational talks, study skills seminars and personal counseling. A sick bay is provided. The campus has an ATM facility. Subsidised food is available at College canteens – truly Malaysian food. Shops, eateries and laundry are within walking distance. Public transport is easily accessible. There are prayer facilities for Muslim students both in campus and in the hostels.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

Students are allowed to pay fees in monthly installments. Scholarships, subject to policy, are offered to top performers in SPM. Loans are available for eligible students from several funding bodies for all MQA accredited courses. Other funding bodies are PERKESO, KWSP, KKP and NLFCS for deserving students. Dato’ Seri S Samy Vellu, Chairman of MIED, has introduced a special scheme for eligible Indian students. Students can apply to banks and state governments which provide loans for accredited courses. TAFE offers quality courses at affordable fees, one of the lowest in the private sector.

Recognition & Achievement

All courses are fully accredited by MQA, MOE and JPA which automatically avails students of study loans from funding bodies. For diploma holders, credit transfers are possible for degree studies locally at AIMST University, other private universities or overseas. The fully accredited courses are:

Kolej TAFE Seremban

  • Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Certificate in Business
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Certificate in Computing

The Diploma of Accountancy offered by TAFE has also obtained 3 exemptions from ACCA.

The college is Five Star Rated (EXCELLENT) under SETARA (MOE). It is also Five Star Rated (CEMERLANG) by JPK.


TAFE formalised arrangements with Air-Tech Bildung of Germany to conduct EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) licensing programme for aircraft maintenance.

When fully formalised, the arrangements will enable students to complete licensing for B.1 & B.2 categories without leaving Malaysia. TAFE is an examination centre for the programmes under Part 147 approval of Air-Tech Building.

With this landmark collaboration, TAFE is expected to train and support the aircraft maintenance sector of the aviation industry. The college has arrangements with Institute of Technology Carlow for Aircraft Maintenance Degree completion.

TAFE is a progressive higher education provider with an international vision and places students in the heart of everything. Leveraging on established track record, graduates are prepared to meet the challenges of the rapidly growing local and international markets in support of Malaysia’s aspiration to be an education hub of the region.

Courses Offered

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Computer System Technician (JPK/SKM-Level 3)
Fees (Local): 6000/Course
Duration: 18 Months
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Motor Vehicle After Sales or Toyota T-TEP (JPK/SMK Level 2)
Fees (Local): 10100/Course
Duration: 12 Months
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Motor Vehicle After Sales Supervisory Skills (JPK/SKM-Level 3)
Fees (Local): 7800/Course
Duration: 12 Months
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Automotive Executive (JPK/DKM - Level 4)
Fees (Local): 9500/Course
Duration: 15 Months
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Computer System Assistant Executive (JPK/DKM-Level 4)
Fees (Local): 9000/Course
Duration: 15 Months
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Certificate Level
Certificate in Computing
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 5584/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs
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Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 5584/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs
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Certificate in. Business
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 5584/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs
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Diploma Level
Diploma in Accountancy
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 21600/Course
Duration: 2.5 Years
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Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer To College
Duration: 31250/Course
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Diploma in Automotive Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19580/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs
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Diploma in Civil Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19290/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
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Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 19290/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
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Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 25130/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
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Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 17370/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs
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Diploma in Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 16500/Course
Duration: 2.5 Years
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Contact Details

Kolej TAFE Seremban

Lot 5409, Mukim Ampangan
Jalan Sikamat
70400 Seremban
Negeri Sembilan

Type: Private College

Tel: 606-763 2020 / Toll Free: 1-300-88-TAFE (8233)
Fax: 606-762 7994

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Key Personnel

Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ G Vadiveloo

Chief Executive Officer , Kolej TAFE Seremban

A teacher , lawyer and politician , YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ G Vadiveloo is a well-respected veteran in the Malaysian community .He was former President of the Malaysian Senate (Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament) and has held various senior positions in the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC). He is also one of the trustees of Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) which is the education arm of MIC.

Vadiveloo was trained as a teacher at Kirby College, Liverpool. He attended a special one-year course at the same college and was trained as a lecturer in education. He also specialised in education as an external student of the University of Queensland under the Colombo Plan Scholarship Scheme .

After more than 14 years in the teaching profession, he became a Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple and holds the LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of London. He practised as advocate and solicitor for more than 24 years.

Since assuming position as CEO, Vadiveloo has devoted his energy to expanding the range of courses provided as well as the infrastructure, equipment and services provided to ensure that the expectations of the government statutory bodies and local and international students are met. Hostels have been upgraded and state-of-the-art computer facilities have been provided. Under his guidance, the courses and facilities of the College have been enhanced to meet statutory requirements of the regulatory bodies as well as those of collaborative partners.

Vadiveloo was a headmaster of a secondary school and part-time lecturer in education. He was also a supervisor of further education classes.

As a member of the Board of MIED, he has assisted in providing loans to thousands of deserving students for pursuing higher education. He is also a past member of the Higher Education Council. In January 2009, Vadiveloo received the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award at the 7th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from the President of India, Pratiba Patil. Vadiveloo is the third Malaysian to be given this award in recognition of his work for the development on the Indian community in Malaysia .

Student Testimonials

Md Mosharof Hossain, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Diploma In Automotive Engineering, 3 Years

TAFE is one of the few colleges that offer an affordable one-stop centre for Automotive studies. The facilities are excellent and supported by TOYOTA as TAFE’s Toyota Technical Education Programme partner. I enjoy playing cricket and football in TAFE. The campus has everything to support my education and character development.

Ajith Ravi, Sri Lanka

Diploma In Civil Engineering, 3 Years

I am from Sri Lanka. I see the TAFE experience a very rewarding opportunity. I can save on costs being away from KL, yet close to KL being in Seremban. The staff and students are hospitable and I have traveled quite a bit. When I complete my course successfully, through the College’s tie-up with Leighton International Australia, I will have an employment opportunity which will place me in the Middle East, India, Malaysia or Australia.

Shanika Nilusha Perera, Sri Lanka

Diploma In Aircraft Maintenance Technology, 3 Years

All my seniors from Sri Lanka who have completed the Diploma have gone to UK for licensing. TAFE provides a unique gateway through the Diploma for a strong foundation with a lots of practical exposure to prepare us for a highly professional career. I am enjoying my campus life.

Khaled bin Faisel Abdat, Singapore

Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance, 2 ½ years

I am from Singapore. I am in the final semester of the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Technology. After this, before I go into full time employment, I will have my on the job training. The course is a highly industry relevant course, the lecturers are highly experienced and the support for facilities and activities are excellent. Certainly, I have made my SMARTEST MOVE!

Ahmad Mueen Abdul Ghanee, Maldives

Certificate in Engineering, 1 ½ years

In the one year that I have spent here, I find that places like Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Malacca are really beautiful. My friends are hospitable and good. I would recommend TAFE College to my friends as all the facilities, courses and lecturers are really good!
I enjoy playing football every evening and also enjoy Nasi Goreng and Bihun Goreng. I go home during the holidays but TAFE is definitely my home away from home.

Syed Ahmed Haroon, Lucknow, India

Btec Hnd Mechanical Engineering, 2 years

I have been in Malaysia for 1 ½ years and truly find the country so versatile - it is multiracial and multicultural. Living and enjoying this culture is a wonderful experience. My course lecturers are highly qualified, helpful and friendly. There is continuous performance review on students and a culture of high quality. The facilities and accommodation are very good. The campus is away from town and peaceful. I can really concentrate on my studies.

Praveen Kumar T V R, Chennai, India

Diploma In Electronics And Communications Engineering - 21/2 years

After coming to Kolej TAFE, I am more independent and self-reliant. The lecturers make the lesson interesting and challenging. The library and sports facilities are good. The practical exposure in the laboratories are excellent. Lecturers are highly qualified with extensive industry experience. Malaysian food is delicious and everyone is so hospitable. I have definitely made the SMARTEST MOVE!

Sabagirinathan, Chennai, India

Diploma of Automotive Engineering - 21/2 years

I choose Kolej TAFE as it definitely provides a cheaper alternative. The College offers a conducive environment and has excellent staff facilities and support services. Theory and extensive practical classes are held. Visual and non visual teaching aids are used to import the latest technology. It is indeed quality education at affordable cost. I am close to the completion of my Diploma. I am confident that I will be able to confidently own and operate a business related to this industry.

He Le, Guang Zhou, China

Diploma of Business Administration - 21/2 years

I am exposed to real-life applications taught by qualified and experienced lecturers. The programmes are innovative and the costs are low. The Hostel is comfortable and the facilities are good. My standard of English has improved and I am more confident now. I plan to complete my studies in Australia. Malaysians are friendly and I am enjoying the cultural experience.

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