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Employers' Orientation Programme (EOP)

You need to attend the Employers' Orientation Programme (EOP) if you are hiring a foreign domestic worker for the first time or have changed workers frequently.

At a glance

Who should attend First-time employer or employer who has changed FDWs frequently.
When to attend At least 2 working days before submitting a Work Permit application.
How much it costs Classroom EOP: $28 to $30.

Online EOP: $40.

What is the Employers' Orientation Programme

The Employers' Orientation Programme is a 3-hour programme that will help you understand your role and responsibilities as an employer of a foreign domestic worker (FDW).

First-time employers must complete the EOP at least 2 working days before submitting a Work Permit application.

Who needs to attend

You need to attend the EOP if:

  • You are a first-time employer of an FDW (you can be exempted if you meet certain criteria).
  • You have submitted 5 Work Permit applications for FDWs within a 12-month period.
  • You have submitted 4 Work Permit applications for FDWs within a 12-month period, with the previous 3 FDWs each having been employed for less than 3 months.

Note: If you have changed FDWs frequently in the previous 12 months:

  • You may also have to attend an interview with MOM before we process your application.
  • You must attend the classroom EOP and cannot appoint a representative to attend on your behalf.

Register for EOP

You can take the EOP either in the classroom or online. However, we encourage you to attend the classroom EOP. The case studies and personal experiences shared in class will give you a better understanding of employing and managing a domestic helper.

Note: Ensure that the information in the EOP registration and Work Permit application forms is the same so that we can match the records.

Register for classroom EOP

You can take the classroom EOP at these two training providers:

Singapore Polytechnic

Venue Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy
Singapore Polytechnic
Room T1A12, Blk T1A
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651
Tel: 6772 1288
Email: fdwemployer@sp.edu.sg
Language English
Course fee $30
Duration 3 hours
When

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month: 6pm to 9pm

2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month: 9am to 12pm

Please check with Singapore Polytechnic as the class schedule may change.

How to register Register online

Nation Employment Pte Ltd

Venue 135 Jurong Gateway Road
#05-317
Singapore 600135
Tel: 6388 8888
Website: www.nation.com.sg
Language English and Mandarin
Course fee $28
Duration 3 hours
When

Every Wednesday: 6pm to 9pm

Please check with Nation Employment Pte Ltd as the class schedule may change.

How to register Walk in

Register for online EOP

To register for online EOP, visit the Singapore Polytechnic's EOP website. You will need a SingPass to register.

Language English
Course fee $40

Appoint a representative or sponsor to attend the EOP

If you are a first-time employer, you are required to attend the EOP as a prerequisite for employing FDWs. However, you may be allowed to appoint a representative or sponsor to attend the programme on your behalf if you meet the following conditions:

If you And one of the following applies to you

Meet one of these conditions:

  • Suffer from a chronic medical condition.
  • Have a physical disability and are unable to walk.
  • Are 60 years old and above and suffer physical discomfort.
  • Have a sponsor or representative (above 21 years old) who has attended EOP on your behalf.
  • Have a sponsor or sponsor’s spouse who has employed an FDW.
Are a new or expectant mother
  • Your date of delivery is within 1 month from the date you applied for your spouse to represent you to attend the EOP.
  • You delivered a child within 1 month or less from the date you applied for your spouse to represent you to attend the EOP.

Once your representative or sponsor has attended the EOP, you or a third-party (e.g. employment agency) are required to apply online to appoint your representative or sponsor. You will be notified of the outcome immediately.

You will need to provide the following information when applying:

  • SingPass.
  • Employer's personal particulars.
  • Personal particulars of the sponsor, spouse or representative.

    Important: Use the same name and identification number as the one used to register for the EOP.
  • Employment agency's contact details (if applicable).
If you have been advised by MOM to attend the EOP because you have changed FDWs frequently, you must personally attend the classroom EOP.

Note:

  • Your spouse, sponsor, sponsor’s spouse or representative has to attend the EOP on your behalf at least 2 working days before you apply online to appoint your representative or sponsor.
  • You can proceed with your Work Permit application after your application to appoint a representative or sponsor is successful.
For detailed instructions, download the flowchart on online application procedure.

Documents to keep

If you have been granted approval for a representative to attend the EOP on your behalf, please retain all documents for at least 3 months for audit purposes.

If one of the following applies to you Retain these documents
  • You have a chronic medical illness.
  • You are unable to walk.
  • You are 60 years old and above and suffer from physical discomfort.
  • Your NRIC or passport.
  • Sponsor's, sponsor's spouse's, or representative's NRIC or passport.
  • Medical documents.
  • Sponsor's or representative's certificate of attendance of EOP (if applicable).
  • Your date of delivery is within 1 month from the date you applied for your spouse to represent you to attend the EOP.
  • You delivered a child within 1 month or less from the date you applied for your spouse to represent you to attend the EOP.
  • Your NRIC or passport.
  • Your spouse's NRIC or passport.
  • Birth certificate of your child or doctor's certification of expected date of delivery.
  • Your spouse's certificate of attendance of EOP.
Your spouse or ex-spouse has employed an FDW.
  • Your NRIC or passport.
  • Your spouse's or ex-spouse's NRIC or passport.
  • Marriage or divorce certificate.
Last Updated: 19 July 2016