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Personal Support Worker


This program offers you an opportunity to work, care and assist people to attain their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
  • To develop an understanding of the role of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) in the health care field.
  • To understand the concept of individuality and develop effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Practice measures which promote a comfortable and safe environment for both consumer/client and the health care worker.
  • To identify and develop safe home management skills.
  • To demonstrate the ability to assist with household activities and meal preparation in accordance with consumer/client preferences, comfort and safety.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to assist the consumer/client with personal activities of daily living in a safe and supportive manner.
  • Develop the skills to assist the family while respecting the roles and relationships of the individual members.
  • Recognize the role of the PSW in providing assistance with medications under the direction and monitoring of a health care professional.
  • To develop an understanding of the impact of life threatening conditions, grief and palliation on the individual and family.
  • To acquire the knowledge of the different disease processes affecting the individual and how to provide personal care and assistance to help keep the individual safe and comfortable while promoting independence.

Health Sector Skill Council, India offers General Duty Assistant (GDA) and Home Health Aide (HHA) which is equivalent to Personal Support Worker program offered by Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology,Toronto, Canada.

  • Theory: 60 Hrs
  • Practical: 120 Hrs
  • Internal: Theory – Weightage (20%)
    Subject domain
  • Practical – Weightage (80%)
    Soft skills
    Practical skills
  • External: Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, Canada & Health Sector Skill Council

Dual certificate from Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, Canada & Health Sector Skill Council, Government of India.

For more information, please refer to our Placement Assistance

Our Partners

  • National Skill Development Corporation
  • Healthcare Sector Skill Council
  • University of West London
  • Seneca
  • American health Association