Personal Support Worker (PSW)

OptionFull-Time / Hybrid
Length23 Weeks (700 hours)
400 hours theory & practical
300 hours of clinical placement
Class TimeDays, Afternoon/Evenings, or Weekends
Entrance RequirementsHigh School or Equivalent, 18 Years or Older
Must be Fluent in English
Medical Form Completed by Doctor
Recent Vulnerable Sector Check & Criminal Record Check
Campus LocationBrampton, ON / Virtual Classroom
Start DatesJune 2024 - Evening
July 2024 - Daytime

PSW Course Status:

Enrolling Now!

Space is limited.

Tuition Grant Available. Conditions Apply.


* Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Tuition grant available for a limited time

Tuition Grant Status:


Eligibility conditions apply. Must show proof of Canadian Status.
Contact National Institute for details.

“If you are looking for taking PSW program, I would highly recommend National Institute. The instructor is very qualified and really cares for students. The staff is extremely friendly and supportive. The program is very well set up and easy to follow.”
– M. Kamal, Graduate PSW Certificate

National Institute's PSW Program is NACC Approved
National Institute is Accredited by Career Colleges Ontario

Fast Track Personal Support Worker Course Curriculum

NACC Accredited Program

  • Body Systems
  • Safety & Mobility
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Patient Care Techniques
  • Administration of Medication
  • Nutrition
  • Ethics & Regulations

National Institute’s fast track Personal Support Worker curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and NACC. You will quickly learn theoretical and practical knowledge from qualified instructors who have extensive experience in Personal Support Work and the Healthcare industry. In addition, you will receive job placement assistance during the program.

Upon successful graduation, you are qualified to be a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ontario.

Classes are enrolling now for this fast track program, but space is limited. Start dates are often flexible. Please inquire today so that you can reserve a spot at your optimal time. To inquire, complete the form or call 905-463-2006.

“Thank you very much for everything, I was so happy taking my PSW program at National Institute. The director and her staff are very helpful and friendly. I appreciate it.”
– R. Malik, Graduate PSW Certificate

Personal Support Worker Career Profile

As a Personal Support Worker, you have the unique ability to enhance a fellow life and provide people with dignity and respect. Your work-life will never be boring; every day in this career will be a little different. You will perform a wide variety of tasks that provide for the comfort, safety, and well-being of your clients. Daily tasks that many take for granted can become difficult or impossible for the ill, injured, or elderly. You will come along such a person as both a care-giver and a companion.

What You Might Do

No matter the title you go by, your job will be to attend to the personal care of your clients (from medical to household needs). Job titles for Personal Support Workers include:

  • Health Care Aide
  • Patient Care Aide
  • Nursing Attendant
  • Hospital Attendant

Where You Might Work

Personal Support Workers are in-demand and can work in many settings. Some common work places include:

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Retirement Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Congregate Housing / Independent Living Homes
  • In Your Clients Home
Personal Support Worker caring for client
A Personal Support Worker provides care to clients who are ill, injured, or aging.

You will work with home care agencies and registered nurses. Your ability to accept direction from supervisors while providing significance to the lives of your clients is what makes you stand out in this field.

Explore a career as a PSW right now. National Institute is ready to provide you the answers you need to move forward. Request more information by completing the form or calling 905-463-2006. Ask about our reduced tuition, installment plans, and government funding options.

Personal Support Workers in Ontario

Entry-Level Wage Expectations

$21 – $26

As your career grows, you could start earning more. Personal Support Worker is an in-demand career that also enables you to assist people and improve their quality of life. You are entering a recession resilient career – as a health care professional you will always be needed.

Why Choose National Institute’s Fast Track PSW Training Program?

Personal Support Worker serving dinner and speaking
A Personal Support Worker is an in-demand part of the Healthcare field.

Getting prepared for a new career is an important step in your life. Providing a great education and enabling students to become Personal Support Workers is a responsibility we take seriously.

We offer:

  • Small class sizes so you get the attention required to succeed.
  • Expert instructors that have real-world experience. All teachers are fully licensed & qualified.
  • Built-in Job Placement (through internship) during the program in two settings – institution and agency.
  • Networking opportunities with employers, industry partners, and community leaders.
  • Job placement assistance. Over 95% of our graduates obtain gainful employment.
  • Practical hands-on experience with real clients.
  • A diverse and friendly student body. You will work together and make great friends.

Get answers to your questions about the National Institute Personal Support Worker Program and learn if a career in healthcare is right for you by completing the form or calling 905-463-2006.