Program Listing

Georgian College, Ontario-Canada

Personal Support Worker

Shortlist Program

Program Details

1 Year - Post Secondary Certificate Program

Course Duration:

1 Year

Application Fee:

100 CAD

Tuition Fee:

17431.36 CAD/Year


Summer 2023: Barrie, Owen Sound Fall 2023: Barrie, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound Winter 2024: Barrie, South Georgian Bay

Program Description

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program is a two semester Ontario College Certificate that provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to offer safe, supportive care to clients in settings such as private homes, long term care and acute care facilities. As a member of an interprofessional health care team, PSWs assist with daily living and the provision of person-centred care to individuals with a range of health conditions and/or individuals experiencing responsive behaviours. Through theory and hands-on lab classes, you learn how to provide a comfortable, safe environment for clients while assisting with personal care and home management. Two clinical placements in long term care and other healthcare settings, provide training in the delivery and documentation of care, and expand your ability to provide holistic, compassionate care throughout the lifespan to clients and their families.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status Grade 12 English (C or U) Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.


Tuition Fees mentioned above is an approximate value from the college website. Exact tuition will be mentioned in your Letter of Acceptance from the institute. For accurate Admission requirements visit college/university program page.