05 Dec '11, 12am

Government scraps English entry test for maids

Government scraps English entry test for maids

The mandatory English entry test will be replaced with a mandatory Settling-In Programme designed to ease first-time foreign domestic workers into living and working here. A standard biodata template will be introduced for employment agencies to use, to improve the information on incoming maids such as their employment history, skill sets and how this information has been verified. This will facilitate better matching with employers here. The Association of Employment Agencies and CaseTrust will design this biodata template with the Manpower Ministry. A voluntary 'trust mark' will be awarded to better employment agencies in the market. This will promote best practices in the industry. NOTE: The entry requirements introduced in 2005, such as a minimum age of 23 and a minimum requirement of eight years of formal education, will be retained.

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