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The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across their lifespan including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability and mental health challenges, by assisting them with their activities of daily living.


Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Home Care Support Worker

Live-in Caregiver

Personal Care Attendant

Child Care Support Worker

Program Length

Total Program length = 700 hours


 Personal Support Worker Course List

1. PSW Foundations

2. Safety and Mobility

3. Body Systems

4. Assisting with Personal Hygiene

5. Abuse and Neglect

6. Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration

7. Care Planning / Restorative Care / Electronic Documentation / Working in the Community

8. Assisting the Family, Growth and Development

9. Assisting the Dying Person

10. Assisting with Medications

11. Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries

12. Health Conditions

13. Gentle Persuassive Approach

14. Clinical Placement (Facility)

15. Clinical Placement (Community)

 Academic Requirements

1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

2. Equivalent: Foreign credentials must be translated in English and assessed for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization

3. Mature Student

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