Accelerated Program for Personal Support Worker

The Accelerated Personal Support Worker (PSW) course is an intensive program designed to quickly train individuals to provide essential support and care to clients in various settings, including homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.

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  • 22 Weeks
  • English
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The Accelerated Personal Support Worker (PSW) program is tailored for individuals seeking a swift entry into the healthcare sector. This comprehensive and intensive course equips students with the essential skills and knowledge required to support and care for clients in various environments such as homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.

Program Overview

  • Program Type:  Certificate
  • Anticipated salary: C$26,776 – C$44,343 (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration: 22 Weeks
  • Program Notes: Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category: Healthcare Programs

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Career Opportunities

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) play a crucial role in the healthcare system, providing essential care and support to individuals who need assistance with daily living activities. The demand for PSWs is consistently high, offering a variety of rewarding career opportunities across different healthcare settings.
A career as a Personal Support Worker offers numerous opportunities for growth, specialization, and meaningful work. PSWs are vital to the healthcare system, providing essential care and improving the lives of those they serve. With high demand and diverse career paths, becoming a PSW is a promising and fulfilling career choice.

Admission Requirement

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (or Wonderlic BST with a cut score of 365 for verbal and 265 for quantitative)
  • 19 years of age or older (varies, depending on province specific ministry requirements)
  • NACC Technical literacy exam with a minimum score of 18 out of a possible 30 marks
  • Medical Certificate (Immunization Form)
  • Signed Disclaimer for Students in program Leading to Work with Vulnerable Sectors
  • Clear Police Check of Criminal Record or a full pardon
  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements
  • Good command of the English language – both written and verbal

Core Courses

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

Part A: Personal Support Workers Modules

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration
  • Care Planning
  • Assisting the Family
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive and Mental Health
  • Health Conditions
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR Level C Certification
  • Standard First Aid and CPR – Level C certifications

Part B: Work Experience

  • Clinical Placement (Community)
  • Clinical Placement (Facility)

NACC Final Theory Examination

Financial Aid

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Options for assistance that may be available to you include:

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