SINGAPORE: Employers can now send their maids to an online course to qualify for the Foreign Domestic Worker Grant.
The S$120 monthly government grant subsidises the cost of caring for the frail elderly or disabled.
Employers have had to send maids through physical courses which taught the domestic workers how to look after the elderly or disabled to qualify for the grant.
But with the online course, called Medically Informed Minders, run by BH Institute, employers can take the virtual route to getting the grant.
The interactive course comprises 20 modules that help maids develop an understanding of common physical, mental and social changes, as well as difficulties, experienced by the elderly.
Modules are offered in three languages — English, Tagalog and Bahasa Indonesia.
Each module takes 20 minutes and participants have up to six weeks to complete the entire course.
The course costs S$200 but the amount can be refunded through the Caregiver Training Grant once the online test at the end of the training course has been passed.
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