Course Description

Course Module Outlines:

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition & Hydration
  • Care Planning, Restorative Care, Electronic Documentation/Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive, Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions

Clinical Placement Long Term Care (Facility) 200 hours

Clinical Placement Community 110 hours

The development of the PSW curriculum was a joint initiative of the Ontario Government and the Ontario Community Support Association. The program was approved in April, 1997. Ontario’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) training program is a single program that consolidates and replaces the former Health Care Aide, Home Support Worker Levels I, II and III, Personal Attendant and Respite Worker training programs.

The PSW is an unregulated health care worker. To graduate from the PSW program, students must pass the PSW theory examination, which is administered by the National Association of Career Colleges. Upon passing, students will receive a certificate and pin from the NACC.

All organizations providing this training base their programs on the document "Personal Support Worker Training: Outcomes and Module Outlines" which is published by the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA). PSW certificates as are issued by the training institution.