Faisal graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology, from Monash University. He currently works as a counsellor with a Voluntary Welfare Organisation.
Apart from a BSc, Faisal also possesses a Civil & Structural Engineering diploma from Singapore Polytechnic. In 1998, upon completion of his National Service, Faisal joined the Housing Development Board as a technical officer and served the board for 4 years. In 2002, he decided to quit HDB to pursue a Science Degree at Monash University.
Faisal joined the Workers’ Party in early 2006 and was the Election Agent for Rahizan Yacob, the Workers’ Party’s candidate for Aljunied GRC in the 2006 General Elections.