Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

Get the training you need to become a Personal Support Worker.






Are you a caring individual who likes to help others?

Would you enjoy working in a career that makes you feel good about yourself at the end of the day?

Is your career goal to work with people in the HealthCare field?

If you have answered yes to these questions, this is the right career for you. Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) help people with everyday activities such as grooming, dressing, and other household tasks.


1. Healthcare and Applied Legislation
2. Personal Support Worker Foundations
3. Collaborative Relationships; Interprofessional Teams
4. Health Promotion Strategies
5. Interpersonal Communications
6. Basic Assessment Techniques
7. Environmental Safety
8. Human Development and Support
9. Assisting with Medications
10. Household Management Tasks
11. Family and Client Care Fundamentals
12. Elder Abuse
13. End-of-Life Care Strategies
14. Cognitive and Mental Health
15. Clinical Placement (Community)
16. Clinical Placement (Facility)

Clinical Placement

  • College arranges 310 hours of mandatory Clinical Placement for the students.
  • Students work at long-term facilities, home care services, retirement homes or senior’s apartments to complete certificate requirements.
  •  Students will be able to gain experience by applying theoretical concepts in real situation.

Career Opportunities

You will work as a Personal Support Worker in:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Group homes
  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Day care centres (children or adults)
  • Home care agencies
  • Hospices
  • Home care agencies

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • 19 years or older not having OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 11 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
  • Vulnerable sector disclaimer for Students in Programs Leading to Work with Vulnerable Sectors
  • Medical Certificate and Immunization Form Disclaimer


Placement Requirements:

Min mark of 60% in theory and practical application of theory

  • Current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification
  • Negative Police Check, including vulnerable sector
  • Medical form from a Canadian licensed physician stating fitness to complete the practicum and absence of communicable diseases
  • Satisfactory attendance record
  • Food Handler’s Certification (when required)

More Details

Personal Support Workers are employed in a variety of health care settings supporting a wide range of individuals with varying needs. PSWs in Ontario assist individuals with the tasks of daily living, providing a range of health care services in a variety of settings. They may work in long-term care facilities, for providers of home care services giving care to clients living their own homes in the community, in supportive housing settings, group homes and hospitals.

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