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Personal Support Worker

Our 2019 -2020 PSW Program is successfully underway. Recruitment for September 2020 will start in February 2020!
Program attendees receive hands-on clinical experience in co-op placements and graduates have an 85% job placement rate!

Please check back in February 2020 for Information Session dates and times.

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

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)