Abstract The objective of this paper is to discuss the framework and the conceptual model in the development of an E-portfolio system for Malaysia Skills Certificate (MSC). The framework and conceptual model presented in this paper are based on readings and literature review undertaken by evaluating and re-arranging the facts from the previous studies. There are five concepts to be discussed: (a) element of MSC E-portfolio, (b) model of MSC E-portfolio, (c) system development life cycle (SDLC) model, (d) open source software Mahoodle, and (e) virtual learning space (VLS). In the vocational education system of Malaysia, the portfolio is used as a document to evaluate the level of students’ knowledge and achievement, where it still uses paper based portfolio. Paper based portfolio is static and limited in sharing information with others. Process management, evaluation and updating materials are also difficult. It is hoped that this framework and conceptual model will contribute towards the development of an appropriate an E-portfolio system to be applied in the vocational education system of Malaysia.