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Personal Support Worker

Are you interested in becoming a PSW?

NEW for September 2021! Tuition, textbooks and certification fees ($1750.00) will be covered by a provincial grant!!!

Students will also receive a financial stipend for their co-op hours (clinical placement in the spring).

If you are interested in registering for our September intake please email: [email protected]

You can earn your high school diploma while completing the Upper Grand DSB PSW Program!

PWS Poster


Program Location: 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: $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

Fees *Covered by a provincial grant for September 2021

Course Tuition Fee: $1400 includes CPR and First Aid Certification, GPA

Course Materials Fee: $350 includes materials and books


To Register:

Prerequisites before start date:

Further questions?

Phone: (519) 836-7280

Email:  [email protected]

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)