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  • Course Code: PSW
  • Course Type Diploma
  • Duration: 35 Weeks (2 Sem)
  • Languages: English
  • Class Days: Sun - Sat
  • Mode: Full Time and Part Time
  • International Students: Yes
  • Start Dates: Continuous


The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across their lifespan by assisting them with their activities of daily living, including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability, and mental health challenges. The NACC program content, standards and guidelines, combined with the clinical component of the program, ensure that the graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as a Personal Support Worker. It is a single training program that sets a common standard for Regulated Career Colleges, Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Boards of Education.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this program may seek employment in long-term health care facilities, retirement homes, hospitals, health care agencies, hospice, group homes and as independent contractors. Graduates may also upgrade their skills to become a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Age must be 18 years or above
  • English Proficiency ( IELTS/CELPIP/Other English Tests or OSSD Equivalent)


  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
  • Care Planning/ Restorative care/ Documentation/ Working in the community
  • Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions
  • Clinical Placement (Community)
  • Clinical Placement (Facility)
  • Diploma in Personal Support Worker