Personal Support Worker (PSW) Pathway Program

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Become a Personal Support Worker in just 5 months! Our next session of the full-day program begins in September 2024. 
  • Do you have a desire to work with the elderly or people with disabilities?
  • Are you interested in supporting people to live independent lives?
  • Have you considered a job in community health or a nursing/retirement home? 

Train to become a Personal Support Worker and be prepared to make a difference! Train under the guidance of RPNs or RNs in the classroom, our practical lab and while on placement in the field.

Provincially recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, this program provides you with the theory and practical training needed to become a Personal Support Worker.

Personal Support Workers contribute to the quality of life of individuals who live in facilities and at home by promoting their independence; dignity; social, emotional, and physical well-being; mobility; personal appearance; comfort and safety.


2024/2025 Semester 1 Information Session Date(S)

To be announced. Please check back soon for our upcoming information session dates.

*To be added to our mailing list and be notified of upcoming sessions, please complete the registration link found below.  

CLICK HERE to register for one of the information sessions listed above. 




Registration for the PSW Pathway Program begins with an orientation session.* For those looking to pursue admission, the session will be followed by a literacy assessment and individual interviews will be scheduled. Successful candidates will then be provided with next steps to register. 


*Orientation sessions will be held at Durham Continuing Education, 120 Centre Street South, Oshawa, L1H 4A3


Click here to REGISTER for an available information session. 


Program Information

Semester 1 programming will commence on Sept 3rd, 2024 to Jan 29th, 2025.

Semester 2 programming will commence on Jan 30th, 2025 to June 26th, 2025.

This condensed schedule allows you to graduate with a full PSW credential, in only five months!  Students in need of high school credit for graduation can earn up to 7 credits through the program.

Classes run daily from 8:30 am -3:30 pm at Durham Continuing Education Oshawa site, located at 120 Centre Street South.

Institutional and Community placements in Dec - Jan will consist of one or a combination of day, evening, or weekend shifts.


 Program Fees

The fees for domestic students is $1,300 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Admission Requirements

  • Attend one of the free information sessions.
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required at the time of registration (Passport/Landed Immigrant Papers/Canadian Citizenship Card/Permanent Resident Card/One piece of picture identification)
  • Provide a current criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening prior to Sept 2024(S1)/Feb 2025(S2).
  • Must be at least 19 years of age or older.
  • A minimum score of 80% on the literacy assessment
  • Updated vaccination list and medical clearance form.
  • Successful admissions interview.