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PSW Certificate Curriculum Outline
PSW Certificate Curriculum Outline

The 15 PSW modules offered integrate into 7 Ontario Secondary School Credits which include:

HHD3O1- Dynamics of Human Relationships (Grade 11)
PPL4O1 - Healthy Active Living Education (Grade 12)
ENG4E1 - Workplace English (Grade 12)
TPJ4M1 - Health Care (Grade 12)
TOJ4C1 - Child Development and Gerontology (Grade 12)
TOJ4CI - Community Co-operative Education (Grade 12)
TPJ4MC - Clinical Co-operative Education (Grade 12)
YRDSB follows the Personal Support Worker Program Standards (July 2014) which is approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The following modules are covered in order to grant the Personal Support Worker Certificate:
  • Individuality
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Mobility
  • Household Management and Meal Preparation
  • Assisting the Family
  • Role
  • Optimal Support
  • Safety
  • Abuse
  • Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health
  • Assisting a Person to Manage Ongoing Conditions
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Dying and Palliative Care
  • Work Skills 
These modules are taught by a multidisciplinary team of: social workers, nurses, physiotherapists, other health care professionals and teachers. In addition to the above modules the YRDSB program also includes:


  • First Aid/CPR-HCP
  • Food Handler Certificate
  • Infection Control Training
  • WHMIS Training 
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) Certificate
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