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Personal Support Worker

Are you interested in becoming a PSW?

Great news!!!! 2022 tuition is free and work placements will be paid!

You can earn your high school diploma while completing the Upper Grand DSB Personal Support Worker Program!

If you are interested in registering for our September 2022 intake, attend an information session to learn more! 

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: $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  Waived for 2022 – 2023!

Course Materials Fee: $350 includes materials and books  Waived for 2022 – 2023!


To Register:

Prerequisites before start date:

Further questions?

Phone: (519) 836-7280

Email:  [email protected]

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)