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Personal Support Worker

Elderly care 379x300
Schedule Full time
Category Health care
Accreditation Diploma
Articulations Canadore
Duration 26 Weeks

Campuses Offered

Scarborough 416-383-1608

Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005


PSW’s in Ontario assist individuals with the tasks of daily living, providing a range of health care services in a variety of settings. The range of services provided by Personal Support Workers depends upon the individual needs of each person they support and may include personal care such as dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other routine activities of living in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, home management such as shopping, light house cleaning and meal preparation, family responsibilities such as routine care giving to children, and assisting with social and recreational activities.


Articulation and Credit Transfer 
Graduates of the SCBT Personal Support Worker program may articulate to Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology and receive a credit transfer of 12 credits toward the completion of the Canadore College Personal Support Worker 1 year Ontario College Certificate program.

Program Overview
  • Individuality of the Person
  • The Role of the Personal Support Worker
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Safety
  • Assisting A Person with Mobility
  • Abuse
  • Household Management & Meal Preparation
  • Providing Optimal Support/Care Planning
  • Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene Assisting the Family
  • Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health
  • Assisting a Person to Manage Ongoing Conditions
  • Assisting a Person with Medications
  • Assisting the Person Who Is Dying
  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
  • Community and Clinical Placement & Job Search
Admission Requirements
  • OSSD or equivalent, OR students are 18 years of age or older and pass the program entrance exam AND Successful completion of Literacy Test AND
  • ‘Clear’ Police check including Vulnerable Sector check (ALSO REQUIRED FOR PRACTICUM) AND

Proof of Medical Fitness -Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student is fit to undertake the program, has up-to-date immunization and to the best of their knowledge is free of communicable diseases. (Immunization for Seasonal Flu and Hepatitis A&B is recommended and may be a requirement for Community and Clinical placement & employment.
Please see Admissions for detailed information.


Practicum Requirements

  • Completion of all course subjects with a minimum grade of 70% per subject
  • Achieve a minimum mark of 70% with no ‘unsatisfactory’ rating in each of the three skills performance demonstrations
  • Have achieved/or have current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR certification

Graduation Requirements
Have fulfilled all practicum/clinical placement hour requirements and achieved a satisfactory rating in each of the required abilities listed in the PSW skills passbook; resume for job search; successful completion of Standard First Aid & CPR Level C and successful completion of N.A.C.C. examination.

Graduates may work in long-term care facilities; for providers of home care services giving care to clients living in their own homes in the community and in supportive housing settings, group homes and hospitals. PSWs also provide services in adult day programs, educational facilities and many other settings. NOC: 3413

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