Personal Support Worker (PSW)

For the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate program, 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

2021 - April 7, May 5, June 2

Orientation Day Program - Ajax

12:30 - 3:30 pm

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

2021 - April 7, May 5, June 2

Orientation Evening Program - Oshawa

6:00 - 9:00 pm

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

2021 - April 14, May 12, June 16

Orientation Evening Program - Ajax

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: 458 Fairall St., Unit 7

2021 - April 22, May 20, June 17

Ajax Classes

Sessions  Dates Code Day Times

Semester 1

Sept. 8 2020 - March 5, 2021 PSW6A

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
Semester 2 Jan. 4, 2021 -   June 24, 2021 PSW6B Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Part-time Evenings Sept. 8, 2020 -
June 24, 2021
PSW6C Tuesday & Thursday

 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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

Oshawa Classes

Sessions  Dates Code Day Times

Semester 1

Sept. 8, 2020 - March 5, 2021 PSW6D

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
Semester 2 Jan. 4, 2021 - June 24, 2021 PSW6E Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Part-time Evenings

Sept. 9, 2020 - June 23, 2021 PSW6F Monday & Wednesday

 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Plus 6 Saturdays (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Tuition: FREE for Domestic Students
Materials Fee:

              
$1100 (Domestic Students)

Workshops, First Aid/CPR, name badge and Ontario Long Term Care Association pin, certificates in food handling, feeding, Alzheimer's and GPA. Materials fee is due 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.

Deposit: $50 Cash (Minimum), Visa, Master Card, Certified Cheque, Money Order, or Interac at time of registration (non-refundable). Applied as part of the material fee which must be paid in full two weeks before Semester start date.
Admission Requirements:
  • 19 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