28 Weeks, 660 Hours


This program is designed to standardize training and provide a solid educational base for workers who provide long-term care and support services to individuals in both institutional and community settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or
  • Mature Student Status
  • Fitness to complete the practical components of the program
  • Up-to-date immunization (Seasonal Flu and Hepatitis A and B immunizations are recommended) and free of communicable diseases
  • Clear Police Check of Criminal Record, or
  • A full pardon Police checks must include “Vulnerable Position Screening”


Core Courses

  • Abuse
  • Assisting a Person to Manage Ongoing Conditions
  • Assisting a Person with Medications
  • Assisting a Person With Mobility
  • Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
  • Assisting the Family
  • Assisting the Person Who is Dying
  • Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR
  • Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health Issues
  • Household Management & Meal Preparation
  • Individuality of the Person
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Support Worker Clinical Placements
  • Providing Optimal Support/Care Planning
  • Role of the Worker
  • Safety
  • Standard First Aid

Career Opportunities

The training in the Personal Support Worker program provides the opportunity for students to develop basic nursing and social service training skills necessary for employment in one of the following settings: homes and apartments in the community, in long-term facilities, congregate housing settings, and day programs.

A graduate of the Personal Support Worker Diploma Program may find employment through various Community Healthcare agencies or facilities or private based agencies.