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Personal Support Worker

Are you interested in becoming a PSW?

We have started intake for the 2020 school year.  Please email:[email protected] for more information or to set up an intake appointment. You can earn your high school diploma while completing the UGDSB PSW Program!

PWS Poster


Program Location: 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 counselor for eligibility requirements. Allow 4-5 weeks for funding approvals.
Program is not eligible for OSAP.


To Register:

Prerequisites before start date:

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)