- IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
1. Requirements to hire a FDW
1.1 Whoever intends to hire a foreign domestic worker (FDW) in Singapore must attend/complete the Employer's Orientation Programme (EOP) course, among other credentials required by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), with effect from 2004. He/She will be referred to as an "Employer". (External Link - MOM FDW Eligibility & Requirements)
1.2 On the other hand, a "Representative" may attend/complete this course on behalf of an "Employer" if they qualify under certain exemption(s) as stipulated by the MOM. (External Link - MOM FDW Exemption Criteria)
1.3 In order for you to take the course, you would have to be at least 21 years of age, and able to fulfil all other conditions stipulated by MOM as a named "Employer" or "Representative".
1.4 Take our Self Assessment Test on FDW EOP to have a general idea on your eligibility.
2 Fulfilment Conditions for FDW EOP
2.1 There are two (2) ways in which you may complete the FDW EOP course with the PACE Academy/Singapore Polytechnic i.e.
(i) Online e-learning OR
(ii) Lecture (Classroom) based course.
Please note that the PACE Academy conducts the course only in English. For instruction in Mandarin, you may enquire from Nations Employment at 6388-8888 directly.
2.2. You may choose to do the online e-learning version if you have an up-to-date computer and a working SingPass account. Please allow up to 1 working day for us to create your course account after making a registration and payment. Further information will be sent to you via email once your account is ready. (NB: Frequent change individuals may not apply under this mode of completion)
2.3. For lecture (Classroom) based course, please note that we offer the course once a week typically on Fridays (from 6pm - 9pm), or on Wednesdays (from 6pm - 9pm) if the scheduled week coincides with a public holiday. Please check our website for the published course details.
2.4. Upon completion of your FDW-EOP course, please allow for 2 working days before making any application with Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
** Generally, there is no expiry or disqualification of your "Employer" status with the Ministry Of Manpower (MOM) unless the MOM revoke your completion status by informing you. You may proceed to hire a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) accordingly if you had previously attended the FDW-EOP course. However, if you had hired a FDW before 2004 and wish to hire a FDW again, you are required to complete the FDW-EOP course**
- STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION -
STEP 2: Read the instructions/details published on the webpage carefully. If you need clarification, please reach out to us or the MOM before registering for the course.
STEP 3: Click on the Register tab. After deciding on your preferred mode of completion i.e. Online e-learning or Lecture (Classroom) based course, click on the corresponding registration icon to start on your application.
STEP 4: Follow the instructions to resolve the Self-Diagnostic Page, or configure your device by following the guide here - Self Help Portal: Technical Advice.
STEP 5: Please ensure that the information provided through the online registration form is true, correct and accurate. The information provided must EITHER be that of the intended "employer" OR "representative" (note the scenarios below).
Scenario 1: If you will be registering for the FDW, the registration for this course must be in YOUR own name, ID no. and address.
Scenario 2: If you are representing someone, the registration for this course must be in YOUR own name, ID no. and address.
NB: Passport No. is required for foreigners however Singaporeans and PR may simply type "NA" in the said field.
You must click on the "Proceed" button at the end of the registration process to confirm your registration and take note of the Registration ID.
STEP 6: Proceed with the payment online. Your registration will not be deemed as complete if payment is not received.
STEP 7: Complete the course - further information will be provided to you upon completing the registration and payment. Depending on your application, you will have up to 3 months to complete the online e-learning course or will be expected to attend the lecture based course as scheduled.
STEP 8 : Please allow for 2 working days for your status to be updated in MOM's database after completing the course. You should also retain a soft copy of your certificate for reference. If you need to request for another copy of your certificate, you may email to email@example.com with your personal information and the Registration ID.
STEP 9: Make your FDW application with MOM directly or with the help of your maid agency.