Certification Program | Offered in Toronto

ABM College offers flexible schedules.

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program will provide the necessary skills required for the care of individuals needing temporary or permanent assistance with their daily needs.

PSWs must develop a broad range of abilities. They must provide not only for the comfort, safety and well-being of their clients, but also demonstrate compassion and respect for those in their care.

The Personal Support Worker program prepares students to work with the frail and elderly as well as individuals with physical disabilities. 

This program replaces previous programs for health care aides, home support workers, and attendant/respite workers. It was developed as part of the Ontario government’s plan to reform long-term care and support services.

28 Week program 

CPR and First Aid


Course Outline

1PSW Foundations
2Safety and Mobility
3Body Systems
4Assisting with Personal Hygiene
5Abuse and Neglect
6Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration
7Care Planning/ Restorative Care/ Electronic Documentation/ Working in the Community
8Assisting the Family/ Growth and Development
9Assisting the Dying Person
10Assisting with Medications
11Cognitive/ Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
12Health Conditions
13Clinical Placement (Community)
14Clinical Placement (Facility)


Job Opportunities

  • Personal Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Home Support worker
  • Health Care Aid
  • Homemaker
  • Companion

Administration Requirements

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent / Mature Student Status
  • Admission Test
  • Criminal Record Test
  • Medical Certificate and Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Personal Interview to determine interest, attitude and values

For further information about our Personal Support Worker program please contact an ABM College admissions counsellor.

Personal Support Worker Program Information Kit

This kit includes a program brochure, admissions checklist, and useful information.

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ABM College is one of the leading career training institutions in Alberta and Ontario. Throughout its history ABM College has provided students with professional training, academic knowledge, and the right skill-set to meet employment market demand. It is a point of pride for us that the vast majority of our graduates are employed within their field of study!