During our office hours from 10am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), you can contact us at 65091535.  We are happy to help with your enquiry, though sometimes, we might be busy.

So we put together answers to some common questions and enquiries that we received.  We hope you find these useful. 

CLICK EACH QUESTION TO READ THE ANSWER.

If you have more questions, please call us during office hours or send us a message on our Facebook site (https://www.fast.org.sg/contact/).

Thank you.

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

1. What are the opening hours for FAST Clubhouse?
  • FAST Clubhouse is opened from Monday to Friday (11am to 6.30pm) and on Sundays (10am to 6pm)
  • We are closed on public holidays and Saturdays
2. How do I get to FAST Clubhouse?
  • Take MRT to Tiong Bahru MRT station, exit from the station through MRT Exit A and walk up to the bus stop (across from the shopping mall)
  • Take bus 5 and alight at the 2nd bus stop (opposite Blk 120 Jalan Bukit Merah)
  • Follow the direction of the traffic and walk straight along the pathway
  • You should see an EXIT sign leading to a carpark
  • Enter the carpark.  We are located inside the SMF building

 

  • Alternatively you can take bus 175 or 14 from Orchard Boulevard and alight at the bus stop (opposite Blk 120 Jalan Bukit Merah)
  • If you passed by ESSO petrol station, then you would have missed the bus stop by 1 stop

CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES

1. How do I join FAST FDW Befrienders Club (BC) as a member?
  • Call 65091535 or Contact Us in Facebook, before coming down to FAST Clubhouse.
  • Please bring your work permit card and $10 to register as a member at FAST Clubhouse on Sundays (except public holidays)
2. How do I join the activities at FAST clubhouse?
  •  Become a FAST FDW Befrienders Club member to join the activities.
3. When are Baking/Cooking Class and how to register to join?
  • Classes are conducted in the morning (10am to 1pm) and in the afternoon (2pm to 5pm) during regular Sunday activities.
  • Register via the link posted on FAST Facebook page/website or call 65091535
  • Classes are only opened to FAST BC members
  • Register first as a Befrienders Club member at FAST Clubhouse
  • For each class, pay $5 for cost of ingredients (subject to future price changes), and show your membership card
  • Limited class registration slots for walk-in participants
4. Is there free WiFi and computer at the Clubhouse?
  • Clubhouse has a free WiFi for members and also desktop computers
  • Please ask at the FAST Clubhouse registration counter for access to free WiFi internet or to use the computer

TRAINING COURSES – AVAILABILITY AND COSTS

1. What are FAST Training Courses?
  • Visit our website to view our list of training courses: https://fast.org.sg/fast-training/training-courses/
2. Who are FAST Approved Training Providers?
  • Visit our website to view our list of FAST Approved Training Providers: https://fast.org.sg/fast-training/training-providers/
3. Are FAST Approved Training Courses subsidised?
  • Yes.  All courses listed on the website (https://fast.org.sg/fast-training/training-courses/) are subsidised by FAST.
  • The FDW must be a FAST member to be entitled to the subsidies.
4. What are the training course fees?

SURVIVAL / ORIENTATION TRAINING – These training courses help FDWs adapt to Singapore work-life.  The main aim of the “On-boarding and Integration Programme” (OIP) targeted at first-time FDW arrivals is to effectively orientate them into Singapore’s culture, customs, lifestyle and expectations of employers, through a series of programmes.  The goal is to ensure that all FDWs are able to work and live well and complete their contract.

Training Provider Name Course Name Duration No of Modules Course Fees After FAST Subsidies
Aries Training & Consultancy On-boarding and Integration Programme 16 hours 4 $85.00
(Paid by Employer)
FAST and WGI Read and Rice – Survival English for Daily Living 10 hours Every Sunday *NO COST*
(FREE for FAST FDW members)

 

VOCATIONAL TRAINING – These training courses help to improve FDWs’ skills and knowledge to do their job properly, and they include conversational English, cooking, baking, housekeeping, infant and maternal care and elder care.

 Training Provider Name  Course Name  Duration  No of Modules Course Fees After FAST Subsidies
Aaxonn Pte Ltd Home Eldercare Skills
(3-day Intensive Eldercare Programme)
24 hours 12 $236.00
Basic Computer Literacy Programme16 hours4$180.00
Aria Training & Consultancy Care for Domestic Household 8 hours 2 $70.00
Elderly Care Fundamentals 16 hours 4 $140.00
Basic Conversational English 12 hours 4 $120.00
Healthier Culinary Programme 12 hours 3 $120.00
Basic Baking Skills 12 hours 3 $115.00
Infant Care Skills 20 hours 6 $110.00
Grace Management & Consultancy Services Elderly Daily & Dementia Care (non-CTG) 8 hours 2 $20.00
Stroke Care (non-CTG) 8 hours 2 $20.00
Infant Care (non-CTG) 8 hours 2 $20.00
Care of Caregiver 8 hours 2 $20.00
Media Transformation Ministry English Basic Class 39 hours 13 $76.00
English Advance Class 39 hours 13 $76.00
Computer Basic Class 39 hours 13 $76.00
Computer Advance Class 39 hours 13 $76.00
FAST Basic Home Baking and Cooking Class 3 hours Every Sunday $5.00 per session

FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING – To plan for life after being a FDW, these training courses help FDWs prepare for future employment.  They include specialist certificate in caregiving, health and pain management through reflexology, financial management and entrepreneurial programmes.

Training Provider Name Course Name Duration No of Modules Course Fees After FAST Subsidies
Aaxonn Pte Ltd Specialised Caregiver Course
(Bridging course for the 3-day Intensive Eldercare Programme)
72 hours 18 $360.00
Aria Training & Consultancy Specialist Home-based Maternal and Infant Care Programme 44 hours 11 $176.00
ASKI Global Ltd Basic Entrepreneurship 32 hours 8 $110.00
Basic Financial Education 16 hours 4 $130.00
Personality, Development and Communication 20 hours 5 $125.00
Care Academy Specialist Home-based Eldercare Programme 165 hours 40 $200.00
Media Transformation Ministry Entrepreneurship Basic Class 39 hours 13 $76.00
Entrepreneurship Advance Class 39 hours 13 $76.00
SOHA Institute Specialised Health and Pain Management for Eldercare (Basic)
*Foot Reflexology
20 hrs 5 $190.00
Specialised Health and Pain Management for Eldercare (Advance)
*Traditional Mesotheraphy
20 hrs 5 $230.00
SOHA Certificate in Business Management 42 hrs 14 $312.00
5. What are the dates for training courses?
  • For the registration/starting dates for each course, you may call FAST Approved Training Providers respectively.
  • Visit our website to view our list of FAST Approved Training Providers: https://fast.org.sg/fast-training/training-providers/