Personal Support Worker

Start Date

October 23rd, 2023


35 Weeks

20 Hours Per Week



Personal Support Workers (PSW) assist with the tasks of daily living, and may work in long-term care facilities, home care settings, retirement homes, supportive housing, group homes, adult day programs, hospitals, and educational facilities. The range of services provided by a PSW is determined by the individual needs of each client and may include assistance with routine activities of living including personal care, mobility, home management, meal preparation, family care, and assisting with social and recreational activities.

1 /5
3 Year Employment Forecast *
$ 0
Median ($/hour) *
$ 0
High ($/hour) *

* Based on Labour Market Information (Personal Support Worker – Home Support) from

PSW Course Overview

• PSW Foundations

• Safety and Mobility

• Body Systems

• Assisting with Personal Hygiene

• Abuse and Neglect

• Household Management, Nutrition and 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 Health

• Health Conditions

• Clinical Placements (Facility)

• Clinical Placements (Community)

After successful completion of our Personal Support Worker program, you will be eligible for job opportunities below:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Retirement homes
  • Adult day programs
  • Hospitals
  • Supportive Housing
  • Home Care settings
  • Educational Facilities
Academic Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR
  • Equivalent: Foreign credentials must be translated into English and assessed for Grade 12 equivalency by a recognized organization (refer to Section I-4.4) OR
  • Mature Student with a score of 11 or more on the Wonderlic SLE (or other MCU-approved tests – Note: CAT and CAST can no longer be used)
  • Signed Vulnerable Sector Disclaimer In Ontario, the MCU requires all students to sign a Vulnerable Sector Disclaimer upon enrollment. (refer to Section II-3 – Vulnerable Sector Disclaimer)
  • Signed Medical Disclaimer In Ontario, all students are required to sign a Medical Disclaimer upon enrollment. (refer to Section II-4 – Medical Disclaimer)
English as a Second Language
  • NACC Technical Literacy Exam (passing score of 18) (refer to Section II- 2 – Technical Literacy Exam). OR
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Services – Minimum average score of 6.0 with no subject test score lower than 5.5. OR
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (IBT) – over 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component.

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