Personal Support Worker (PSW)

New Ministry Announcement:
Free Tuition and Paid Placement Experience.  No Material Fees.

Our Personal Support Worker Program is an accredited program.  Learn more by clicking here.

Orientation is mandatory less than one year prior to course start date. You MUST attend one of the following orientation sessions and write the literacy exam. No appointment is necessary. Please bring Photo ID (Health Card or Driver Licence), Birth Certificate and/or Permanent Resident or Citizenship Card.

Acceptance subject to personal interview.

Read more about how to become a personal support worker by clicking here.

Now accepting registration for day and evening programs starting September 2021.

Orientation Sessions for 2021-2022 School Year

Orientation Day Program - Oshawa

12:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Oshawa Campus - 850 King St. W., Unit 26

September 2021 or January 2022 Program: June 2, 2021

January 2022 Program: October 6, November 3, December 1, 2021 

*If 2021-2022 PSW programs reach full enrollment, the Fall orientation sessions may be cancelled. Please check our website for updates.

Orientation Day Program - Ajax

12:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Ajax Campus - 458 Fairall St., Unit 7

September 2021 or January 2022 Program: June 2, 2021

January 2022 Program: October 6, November 3, December 1, 2021

*If 2021-2022 PSW programs reach full enrollment, the Fall orientation sessions may be cancelled. Please check our website for updates.

Orientation Evening Program - Oshawa

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Oshawa Campus - 850 King. St. W., Unit 26

2021 - May 12 literacy test will be virtual and link will be emailed on day of orientation at 6:00 pm.  You will have 2 hours to complete and submit the literacy test back on May 12 by 8:00 pm.  Please click here to register to receive the literacy test link via email on May 12 at 6:00 pm.  You have until May 11 at 3:00 pm to register.

 

Next orientation:  June 16

Orientation Evening Program - Ajax

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: 458 Fairall St., Unit 7

2021 - May 20, June 17

2021-22 School Year Schedule (tentative)

Oshawa Classes

Sessions  Dates Code Day Times

Semester 1

Sept. 10, 2021 - February 25, 2022 PSW6D

Monday to Friday

8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
Semester 2 Jan. 3, 2022 - June 16, 2022 PSW6E Monday to Friday  8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Part-time Evenings

Sept. 8, 2021 - June 22, 2022 PSW6F Monday & Wednesday

 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Plus 7 Saturdays (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Ajax Classes

Sessions  Dates Code Day Times

Semester 1

Sept. 10, 2021 - February 25, 2022 PSW6D

Monday to Friday

8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
Semester 2 Jan. 3, 2022 - June 16, 2022 PSW6E Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Part-time Evenings

Sept. 9, 2021 - June 23, 2022 PSW6F Monday & Wednesday

 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Plus 4 Saturdays (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Tuition: FREE for Domestic Students
Materials Fee:

              
No cost for the 2021-22 School Year (Domestic Students)

The following fees will be covered for the 2021-22 school year:
Workshops, First Aid/CPR, name badge and certificates in food handling, feeding, Alzheimer's and GPA. 

Admission Requirements:
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • written medical clearance from your doctor;
  • Two Step TB Test;
  • Flu Vaccination;
  • clear Criminal Record/Vulnerability Check;
  • a minimum score of 80 per cent on the Literacy Test;
  • successful personal interview;
  • proof of Canadian citizenship/permanent residency. 

Continuing Education reserves the right to revise or modify programming due to Covid-19 measures.

For more information, contact the Oshawa Campus at credit.reg@dcdsb.ca or the Ajax Campus at cont.ed@dcdsb.ca