A1-Global College – Mississauga/Brampton/Milton

Healthcare Program Certificate

Personal Support Worker Certification Program

Begin your journey in the healthcare sector by enrolling in our comprehensive Personal Support Worker (PSW) program. In a span of only 7 months, you’ll gain vital skills to assist the elderly and individuals requiring care. Our program caters to both on-site and online learners, providing adaptable learning solutions that are ideal for those aiming to pursue a career in healthcare.

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About the Personal Support Worker Certification Program

Our Personal Support Worker (PSW) program empowers students with contemporary healthcare concepts, techniques, and cutting-edge best practices.

From mastering medication administration to honing infection control skills, and from mastering care planning to conducting thorough client assessments, we equip you to seize a wide array of healthcare career opportunities. Our overarching goal is to nurture empathy, compassion, and respect, ensuring that our graduates leave a meaningful and
affirmative impact on the lives they care for.

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Program Type

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a valuable Certificate that acknowledges your commitment and the skills you’ve gained, positioning you for various healthcare employment prospects.

Length of Program

Immerse yourself in a focused 7-month full-time Personal Support Worker program for a comprehensive healthcare education.

Program Availability

Explore versatile enrollment possibilities, as the Personal Support Worker program offers almost monthly start dates. This guarantees accessibility and convenience, catering to the schedules of eager students.

Access Financial Aid at our OSAP approved Private Career College

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career)
  • Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Up to $28k Government Aid available for eligible students*
Area of Focus

What will I be Learning?

Key Elements of the Personal Support Worker Program:

Career Options

What Jobs will this program get me?

These career paths are just a few examples of the opportunities available to you upon completing the PSW program:

Career Outlook

Equipped with our PSW certification course, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling career as a Personal Support Worker across both public and private sectors. Our comprehensive training ensures your readiness for diverse roles in hospitals, long term care facilities, retirement homes, community health agencies, and home care services.

Your opportunities for employment will span a range of dynamic settings within the healthcare industry.

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  • Grade 12 Diploma (or equivalent) or
  • Mature Student Status
  • Medical Form Completed by a Doctor
  • Good Command of the English Language


We are thrilled to introduce our Personal Support Worker program, which offers a flexible blend of in-class and hybrid learning methods, ensuring students enjoy convenience and adaptability. Please note that adjustments to the delivery format may be made based on prevailing circumstances and regulatory requirements.
The curriculum, thoughtfully crafted in alignment with the standards set by the National Association of Caregivers and Caregiving (NACC), is meticulously designed to uphold industry benchmarks. It undergoes periodic refinements to ensure it remains pertinent and efficacious. The program is structured around several modules, encompassing crucial aspects of personal support work. These include patient care, health and safety protocols, effective communication skills, medical knowledge, specialized dementia and mental health care, as well as compassionate palliative and end-of-life care.

At A1 Global College, we understand that pursuing high education can be a significant financial commitment. To support our students, we offer various financial aid options to eligible students.

Here are some of the financial aid opportunities available:

  1. Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  2. Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career Program)
  3. Scholarships and Bursaries
  4. Work-Study Program
    Flexible Payment Plans
  5. Registered Education Savings Plan
  6. External Funding Sources

**Financial aid availability varies based on individual circumstances. Our dedicated office supports you, providing guidance, answering questions, and exploring suitable financial aid options for your specific needs

  1. PSW Foundations: Building a Strong Personal Support Worker base
  2. Safety and Mobility: Ensuring safe practices and movement techniques
  3. Body Systems: Understanding the Human Body’s Functions
  4. Assisting with Personal Hygiene: Providing Essential Hygiene Support
  5. Health Conditions: Understanding various health conditions and their implications
  6. Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing and addressing Abusive situations
  7. Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration: Managing households and
    ensuring proper nutrition
  8. Care planning/ Restorative Care/Documentation/ Working in the community: Developing care plans, restorative approaches, and community engagement
  9. Assisting the Family, Growth and Development: Supporting families and nurturing growth
  10. Assisting the Dying person: Offering compassionate assistance in End-of-Life care
  11. Assisting with Medication: Safety administering  medications
  12. Cognitive/ Mental Health issues and Brain injuries: Addressing cognitive and mental health challenges, including brain injuries
  13. Clinical Placement (Facility): Gaining Practical experience in the healthcare facility setting
  14. Clinical Placement (Community): Acquiring hands-on experience in a community healthcare environment

In addition to coursework, students are required to fulfill a practical experience component. This entails completing 300 hours of placements in both facility and community settings, ensuring hands-on experience and real-world application of the knowledge acquired. Our program is committed to equipping you with both theoretical understanding and practical skills to excel in the field of personal support work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions asked by students, prospects, and alumni.

Our comprehensive course ensures that students are equipped with the latest concepts, techniques, and best practices utilized in Canadian healthcare settings. By focusing on the emotional and physical needs of residents and clients, we prepare students to provide effective and compassionate care.

Our program is available in both in-class and hybrid learning formats, providing flexibility for students. However, please note that changes to the delivery method may be necessary based on current circumstances to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

The program consists of seven consecutive months of full-time learning, providing students with an immersive educational experience to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in their chosen field.

To apply for the program, applicants should possess a Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent, or qualify as a Mature Student. Additional requirements include a completed Medical Form by a Doctor, a Police Clearance, and a good command of the English language. These prerequisites ensure the readiness and suitability of candidates for the Personal Support Worker program.

The Personal Support Worker program encompasses a wide range of essential topics to prepare students for their roles. These include PSW Foundations, Safety and Mobility, Body Systems, Assisting with Personal Hygiene, Abuse and Neglect, Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration, among others. In addition to the classroom instruction, students gain hands-on experience through 300 hours of facility and community placement, applying their knowledge in real healthcare settings and further enhancing their skills and understanding of the profession.

The curriculum of our Personal Support Worker program is thoughtfully designed by the National Association of Caregivers and Caregiving (NACC). It is regularly reviewed and may be modified to ensure its alignment with current healthcare practices, providing students with the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills in the field.

According to jobbank.gc.ca, the median hourly salary for a Personal Support Worker (NOC 4412) is $18/hr, resulting in a median annual salary of approximately $40,000. These figures may vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and employer.

According to jobbank.gc.ca, the median hourly salary for a Personal Support Worker (NOC 4412) is $18/hr, resulting in a median annual salary of approximately $40,000. These figures may vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and employer.