2007 Founding as the first water supply services training academy in Malaysia.
Joint-development of National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) which served as the foundation for the water industry Malaysian Skills Certification (SKM) vocational training programme which is recognised by the Malaysian Government.
2011 Supports PBAPP to win international WaterLinks Award for “Best Water Operator Partnership” with PDAM Tirta Musi Palembang.
2013 Certified as “Authorised Training Centre” by the Malaysian Water Services Commission (SPAN) for professional training programmes.
2014 Accredited to offer SKM-level courses to Malaysian school-leavers by the Department of Skills Development, Malaysian Ministry of Human Resource (JPK).
2015 MoU with the Indonesian Water Association (PERPAMSI) to conduct training for Indonesian water operators.
2017 2-year international collaboration agreement with HueWACO of Vietnam. Renewal of MoU with PERPAMSI.
2018 Appointment as northern region host of SKM-PPT programme to certify the competency of experienced workers in the water industry.


“In Penang, we enjoy good water supply. However, we should not forget that water supply is a critical service. We need continuous good water supply to support our daily activities as well as for commerce and industry.”

Dato’ Jamaluddin bin Hasan, Penang State Secretary, 17 December 2007


“PSDC will work to accredit PWSA as ‘Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia’ (SKM) level 1 and 2 courses for school-leavers. By doing so, PWSA will be opening its doors to water supply industry professionals as well as school-leavers. The idea is to train them to take on jobs at any Malaysian water supply company.”

Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Sofi, PSDC Chairman, 17 December 2007


“This academy is being run by the best water supply company and the leading skills development agency in Malaysia.”

Lim Hock Seng, Penang State Executive Councillor, 28 August 2008