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The paper aimed to analyze the effect of Career Management Skills (CMS) on Career Development Abilities (CDA) from TVET college students’ perspectives. Moreover, the main purpose of the paper was to examine the moderating effect of gender on CMS and CDA for TVET college students.The Study applied a quantitative research design by randomly distributing questionnaires with 86 items to TVET college students in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The data were analyzed based on 435 responses using SPSS and SEM-AMOS. The results showed that CMS has a significant direct effect on CDA of TVET college students. The findings also presented that gender has no moderating effect on CMS and CDA of TVET college students. Limited studies have examined the effect of CMS on CDA in TVET college students. Therefore, the findings of this study will be more helpful for technical and vocational education policy and decision-makers particularly in terms of highlighting the importance of programs and opportunities for students to develop their CMS and CDA. This can be highly beneficial for the future evaluation and planning in technical colleges to ensure that students are equipped to be essential assets in their respective industries.