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Personal Support Worker

Recruitment for 2019-2020 begins now!
Program attendees receive hands-on clinical experience in co-op placements and graduates have an 85% job placement rate!

You can earn your high school diploma while completing the UGDSB Personal Support Worker program

For Information on Registration

Please attend an information session for more information.

  • All PSW programs run from September through June
  • PSW programs fill quickly
  • Recruitment begins annually in March

Tel: 519-836-7280

PWS Poster


Program Locations: Tytler Centre for Continuing Education, 131 Ontario, Guelph, ON
Length: Sep-Jun, 38 weeks, 25hrs/week

Program Accreditation and Standards: accredited as having met all professional educational requirements
Curriculum: anatomy, physiology, mobility, safety, hygiene, abuse, household management, care planning, cognition, mental health, managing ongoing conditions, assisting with medications, palliative care, interpersonal skills, career education

Clinical Practice: 330 hours
Instructional Staff: Instructor holds Ontario teaching and professional nursing qualifications and clinical instructors are registered with the College of Nurses

Job Success Rate: 85% job placements at private and public long-term care facilities and community care agencies
Wage Range: $15-$22/hr
Benefits: PSW, CPR and First Aid Certificate; Gentle Persuasive Approach Certificate (GPA); marketing skills; employer contacts; work experience; OSSD credits if required


Course Tuition Fee: $1400 includes CPR and First Aid Certification, GPA
Course Materials Fee: $350 includes materials, uniforms, books
*Payment installment plan available for 7 months

Financial assistance may be available to:

Contact your caseworker or counsellor for eligibility requirements. Allow 4-5 weeks for funding approvals.
Program is not eligible for OSAP.


March through August (most spots filled by June)
To Register:

*Letters of conditional acceptance mailed late June

Prerequisites before start date:

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)