Register for courses in the Film Industry under the NSDP

The Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC) in collaboration with the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) is offering a series of short courses under the National Skills Development Programme (NSDP) in the following fields as from February 2018:

  • Camera & Lighting
  • Sound for Cinematography
  • Film Editing

Each course is of a duration of one month followed by a work placement of one month at the MFDC. Trainees under the NSDP will receive a monthly stipend of MUR 6,000 inclusive of travelling allowance.

Eligibility: Form III.

Seats are limited. Consult the link below for detailed eligibility criteria & registration:

Revised Training Grant Incentives Scheme – Circular 2017/2018(1)

Open Day for the Cruise Sector on Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping in collaboration with the HRDC is organising an Open Day to invite unemployed youngsters to register for training for possible career opportunities in the Cruise Sector. The Open Day will be held as follows:

Date:   Tuesday 28 February 2017
Time:   10 00 hrs to 16 00 hrs
Venue: Conference Hall, Cyber Tower 1, Cybercity, Ebène

The Open Day will include presentation sessions throughout the day by the Mauritius Maritime Training Academy (MMTA), MITD, HRDC and recruiters. The presentation sessions will be held at 10 00 hrs; 11 30 hrs; 13 30 hrs and 15 00 hrs.

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Revised Training Grant Scheme - Circular 2017/1 (February 2017)

NSDP:- Registration of Employers/Enterprises

Registration of Employers/Enterprises under the NSDP

The HRDC is inviting employers/ enterprises to register under the National Skills Development Programme (NSDP) in order to benefit from the following incentives:

  • Funding for training of young unemployed in technical skills that your organisation requires.
  • Payment of a monthly stipend/allowance to trainees of Rs 6,000 for the duration of the training and placement not exceeding 1 year.

Employers can mount courses and choose registered training centres of their own choice in the following sectors:

  • ICT
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Nursing and Paramedics
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Logistics
  • Other Sectors
How to Register:

Interested Employers/Enterprises are invited to register at :

The HRDC will contact the Employer/Enterprise upon registration


For more information contact HRDC:

Tel : 464 4203 / 454 4009

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Launching ceremony of the National Skills Development Programme

Launching ceremony of the National Skills Development Programme

The National Skills Development Programme (NSDP) was announced in the Budget Speech 2016/2017 with the aim to better match skills with the demand of employers by equipping young people with technical skills which are in high demand in the following sectors:
(i) ICT; (ii) Tourism and Hospitality; (iii) Nursing and Paramedics; and (iv) Construction and other industries.

The NSDP will be officially launched by Honourable (Mrs) Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research.

Date:               Thursday 01 December 2016
Time:               11 00  hrs
Venue:             BPML Conference Hall, 1st floor, Cyber Tower 1, Ebène

The NSDP is a joint Government – Private Sector collaboration programme.


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National Skills Development Programme (NSDP)

Le NSDP est l’une des mesures annoncées par le gouvernement dans le Budget 2016-2017 pour la formation de quelques 4 000 jeunes dans les compétences techniques en forte demande, notamment dans les secteurs (i) des TIC; (ii) du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie; (iii) le nursing et les soins paramédicaux (iv) la construction. Ce programme est mis en oeuvre par le HRDC en étroite collaboration avec le Ministère de l'Éducation et des Resources humaines, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique, le Ministère du Travail, des Relations industrielles, de l'Emploi et de la Formation et Business Mauritius.

Offre de formation et stage

Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant pour bénéficier des formations qui débuteront à partir de novembre 2016 dans les métiers en forte demande
Tourisme et l’Hôtellerie TIC Construction Nursing et les soins Paramédicaux
  • Waiter
  • Barman
  • Housekeeper & Launderer
  • Cook
  • Food & Beverage Assistant
  • Therapist/ Beauty Care
  • Receptionist / Front Office Assistant** (minimum SC)
  • Telemarketing Agent
  • Software Developer*
  • Network Technician
  • Hotliner
  • Mason
  • Charpentier
  • Tile Layer
  • Bar Bender
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Welder and Metal Worker
  • Painter
  • Aluminium Openings
  • Health Care Assistant
Forme III / Forme IV / SC ou équivalent SC / *HSC ou équivalent Ouvert à tous niveaux d'éducation SC ou équivalent

Coût de la formation: Les frais de formation seront pris en charge par le HRDC
Stipend: Rs 5,000 par mois plus une allocation de transport de Rs1,000 par mois

Critères d’admission:

  • Réservé uniquement aux personnes sans emploi
  • Agé entre 16 et 35 ans

Comment s’inscrire:

Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui sur le site web du NSDP au

Vous pouvez aussi vous inscrire en personne: se présenter à notre bureau entre 09h00 et 16h00, du lundi au vendredi à l’adresse suivante: HRDC, 4ème étage, NG Tower, Cybercity Ebène

Ou vous pouvez vous rendre à l’un des Employment Information Centres (Bureau d’Emploi) ou au Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) le plus proche de votre localité durant les heures d’ouverture

Pour toute information, contactez le HRDC:
Tel:    464 4203 / 454 4009
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Skills Studies 2016

 Data collection exercise through employer survey in private enterprises

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) regularly conducts studies that help it in pursuing its functions. One such study that is currently under implementation is the Skills Studies 2016.

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Launch of AHRIM Graduate Innovative Learning (AGILE)

An industry-driven training for the Tourism and Hospitality sector targeting unemployed graduates

In a bid to fill an immediate need for specific skills in the Tourism and Hospitality sector, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) and the Association of Hoteliers and Restaurants in Mauritius (AHRIM) have set up the AHRIM Graduate Innovative Learning (AGILE) programme. This industry-driven course is targeted at unemployed graduates. The programme involves training and professional work placement in 12 participating hotels for a period of one year. The graduates will be taken into employment after successfully completing their training.

The AGILE programme was officially launched by Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research on Thursday 28 July 2016 at the HRDC Lecture Theatre, Ebène.

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Circular 2016/1 - Relevant Documents with G3 Applications


Please note that as from March 2016, the G1 and G3 application forms have been reviewed as the documents submitted with the applications are not in conformance with the requirements of the HRDC. Hence to ensure smooth processing of the applications for refund of training cost and with a view to provide a prompt service, the documents submitted to the HRDC along with your G3 application should comply as per details below:

1. Invoice and Receipt

The information on the invoice should include the following amongst others:

  • Course date and title as approved by MQA/TEC, name of participant/s and total cost.
  • Signature of the Registered Training Institution/Trainer.
  • Business Registration Number (BRN), as per Section 6 of the Business Registration Act, of the MQA Registered Trainer if invoice is from Trainer.

2. Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of attendance should include the course date and full title as approved by MQA/TEC, number of contact hours, venue (optional), name as per ID and ID number of participant/s. The certificate of attendance should be signed by the Registered Training Institution/MQA Registered Trainer.

3. Letter of Attestation

In-House and Institutional Training

A letter of attestation may be submitted instead of an individual certificate of attendance. The headed letter of attestation should certify that the participants have successfully completed the course and should include the following:

  • Course date and title as approved by MQA/TEC.
  • Number of contact hours and Course Venue (optional).
  • Name as per ID and ID number of each participant.
  • Signature of the Registered Training Institution/ MQA Registered Trainer.

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Launch of a conversion course in IT under the Graduate Training for Employment Scheme (GTES)

As one of the measures to address unemployment and skills mismatch among graduates, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research and the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) with the joint collaboration of the Private Sector have initiated the Graduate Training for Employment Scheme (GTES). Under this scheme, 4 leading ICT companies in Mauritius - namely Accenture Mauritius, Agileum, Ceridian and Orange Business Services - have come forward with a Postgraduate Diploma course in IT, developed with the support of the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) and Ceridian Learning Centre.

The Postgraduate Diploma course in IT was officially launched by Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research on Tuesday 23 February 2016 at the Conference Hall, 1st Floor, Cyber Tower 1, Ebène.

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