Healthcare Program
Certificate

Personal Support Worker

Get career ready in 7-12 months with essential skills to take care of those that took care of us.

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About this Program

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program provides students with the current concepts, principles, and practices used in Canada. Students acquire the necessary skills to respond to the emotional and physical needs of residents and clients who are under their care. As a result, successful graduates find employment in Community Health Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, Hospitals, Schools, Hospices and Group Homes.

Area of Focus

  • Role of the PSW
  • Assessment of Client Needs
  • Implementation of Care Plans
  • Communication Skills
  • Safety at Work
  • Household Management
  • Helping Patients with Medications
  • Visitation Skills

Admissions Requirements

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

Career Options

  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Personal Aide
  • Home Support Worker
  • Resident Homemaker

About this Program

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program provides students with the current concepts, principles, and practices used in Canada. Students acquire the necessary skills to respond to the emotional and physical needs of residents and clients who are under their care. As a result, successful graduates find employment in Community Health Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, Hospitals, Schools, Hospices and Group Homes.

Area of Focus

  • Role of the PSW
  • Assessment of Client Needs
  • Implementation of Care Plans
  • Communication Skills
  • Safety at Work
  • Household Management
  • Helping Patients with Medications
  • Visitation Skills

Admissions Requirements

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

Career Options

  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Personal Aide
  • Home Support Worker
  • Resident Homemaker
Type
Certificate
Length
7-12 Months
Availability
Mississauga Campus
Program Outline
Program Outline

Career outlook

As a graduate of this program, you may find employment in a range of healthcare-related jobs. Our program prepares you to find job opportunities at public or private sectors as a Personal Support Worker.

95%

Graduate satisfaction

$40k

Median annual salary

$18/h

Median hourly rate
According to jobbank.gc.ca, you can earn a median salary of $18/hr as a Personal Support Worker (NOC 4412).

Frequently asked questions

These are the highest asked questions by students/prospects/alumnis.

We use block scheduling so your in the same class at the same time everyday and you can plan your work or personal activities easier.

Our employer network tells us what our students need to learn to be employable.

All our theory is done virtually and you come in to the college for your hands on lab/practical.