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Personal Support Worker


PWS Poster


Program Location: Tytler Centre for Continuing Education (131 Ontario Street, Guelph)

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: $19 – $25/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 and books  


How do I apply?

To get started with your application, you must attend an in-person information session on one of the following dates:

To sign up for an information session, please complete this Google form:  PSW Information Session Sign-Up

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity to start your PSW career!

Prerequisites for the PSW Program:

Further questions? Contact us.

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)