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The function of Medical Assistant is to provide curative, promotive, preventive and rehabilitative services at health facilities including hospitals and in the community.

Training Institution:

1. Medical Assistant Programmes,
    Allied Health College,
   13 mls, Penrissen Road Kuching, Sarawak.

2. Medical Assistant College,
    Hospital Bahagia,
    Ulu Kinta, Perak.

3. Medical Assistant College,
    Seremban General Hospital,
    Negeri Sembilan.

4. Medical Assistant College,
    Alor Setar General Hospital,

Scholarship/Allowance,Course Duration and Course Status:

Allowances for Medical Assistant (During 3 years training)

1. Students allowance :RM606.21 per month

2. Other allowances :

  • Ref. Book :RM250.00 per year
  • Project paper :RM 90.00 per year
  • Stationeries :RM 25.00 (once throughout 3 years training)
  • Tailoring Allowance:RM 90.00 (year 2 & 3)

Course Duration/Course Status

3(Three) years/Diploma

Entry Qualification and Application


  • Age : 17-25 at the date of application;
  • serving government officers for promotion through appointment, the age must not be more than 51 year
  • serving government officers (non promotion through appointment)in civil service/statutory bodies or local authorities and confirmed in service , the age must be not more than 38 years of age during the date of application.


  • SPM or equivalent and
  • Pass in Bahasa Malaysia (including Oral Test) at SPM level or equivalent as recognized by the government.

(C) Requirment for appointment through promotion

Serving Junior Hospital Assistant who have confirmed in service will be considered through KPSL (promotion via appointment) for the Medical Assistant training AND

  • meet the qualification in para (B); and
  • not more than 51 years old of age during the date of application.

Criteria for Selection

  • Who have passed in Mathematics, English and obtained a credit in Science or passed in 2 science subjects.
  • Mentally and Physically fit, not handicapped, color blind.

Appointment to service

Trainee who have successfully undergoing the training, registered with the Malaysia Medical Assistant Board will be appointed as:

Appointment: Medical Assistant
Grade: U 29
Code of Scheme: 6354
Group: Support
Ministry/Department: Health Ministry/Defence Ministry
Salary: P1T1 RM 913.55 - P1T26 RM2445.89 P2T1 RM 970.42 - P2T26 RM2623.76 P3T1  RM1044.71 - P3T27 RM2781.06
[Starting salary for Medical Assistant grade U29 will be P1T6 RM1194.75]

Duties description:

  • To render health services to the community from the aspect of curative preventive, promotion and rehabilitation in the Malaysia Health Services system.
  • To render curative treatment, preventive and emergency services in the Health Centers, Out Patient Departments and Accident & Emergency Departments.
  • To render initial, fast and supportive treatment for all emergency cases and refer them to the Medical Officers for further management.
  • To render services in various Specialist Department, Institutions, wards and other health programmes.


Trainee who are sponsored by the Malaysia Health Ministry must serves with government for a period of 5 years in which penalty will be imposed if otherwise.


Under the "Sistem Pengambilan Sepanjang Masa" (Open Application System), Federal Public Service Commission will receive application anytime. Application form (Borang SPA 8), booklet and information on job advertised are obtainable from the following address. (Form is purchased using Postal Order at RM 3.00 payable to "Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia").

1. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
    Bahagian Pengurusan,
    Aras 9, Blok C7,
    Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
    62502 PUTRA JAYA,
    Laman Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam:

2. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
    Urusetia Cawangan Sabah,
    Tingkat 6, Blok E, Wisma KWSG,
    Jalan Karamunsing,

3. Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia,
    Urusetia Cawangan Sarawak,
    Tingkat 10, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar,
    Jalan Simpang Tiga,

4. All State Public Service Commissions.

5. All State/District Labour Departments  

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