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Settling-in Programme (SIP) for first-time MDWs

You will have to send a first-time migrant domestic worker (MDW) for the Settling-in Programme within 7 days of her arrival in Singapore excluding Sunday and public holidays.

At a glance

Who must attend First-time MDWs
When to attend Within 7 days of their arrival in Singapore excluding Sunday and public holidays.
What is the duration 1 day.
When to start work Only after MDW has attended the SIP.
How much it costs $76.40 (including GST), borne by the MDW’s employer.
Language Conducted in the MDW’s native language.

What is the Settling-in Programme

The Settling-in Programme (SIP) is a 1-day orientation programme for first-time MDWs to educate them on safety precautions and living in Singapore.

The topics covered include:

  • Adapting to working and living in Singapore
  • Conditions of employment
  • Working safely
  • Relationship and stress management

Register for SIP

You are advised to register your MDW for the SIP early to secure a training slot within 7 days of her arrival in Singapore, excluding Sunday and public holidays.

MDW is not allowed to attend the training on the same day of her arrival in Singapore. This is to allow sufficient time for your MDW to rest and optimise her learning experience and outcomes for SIP.

You can register with these accredited training providers:

Accredited training provider Contact
Absolute Kinetics Consultancy Register online
6690 5555

31, 33, 35 Hillview Terrace
Singapore 669249
Grace Management & Consultancy Services Register online
6299 4333

198 Geylang Road, #03-01
Singapore 389263
NTUC LearningHub Register online
8647 2959

260 Sims Avenue, ECM Building
#03-01 and #04-01
Singapore 387604

Documents required

You will need to submit the following documents when your MDW goes to the SIP training centre:

  • In-principle approval (IPA) letter (full set)
  • MDW’s passport
  • A copy of MDW’s educational certificate
  • A copy of MDW’s digital arrival card issued by ICA