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POST-SECONDARY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Program Details

  • Program code: NACPTPSWP
  • Credential Awarded: Post-secondary Diploma (Certificate III)
  • Program Duration: 37 weeks
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid Learning
  • Program Intake: June 2021 /July 2021

*Please Note: This program is offered in hybrid learning mode (online and practical onsite components) Weekday and weekend schedules are available, contact the college for more details.

Program Overview

A Personal Support Worker improves the quality of life of an individual and their immediate family members through their expertise in health and palliative care. NACPT’s Personal Support Worker program will prepare you with the skills and proficiency essential to provide long-term care to individuals with extensive conditions. The program will qualify you to provide personal care at the individuals’ private residence, hospitals, long-term facilities, community centres, and schools and look after their personal, physical, psychological and emotional needs.

Some of the responsibilities a personal support worker’s role holds will include:

  • Consistently observing the individual for their behavioural, physical, and cognitive changes
  • Organizing their living space to avoid any potential hazards or harm
  • Assisting them in their daily living activities (ADL), including feeding, personal hygiene, lifts and transfers
  • Understanding of their dietary constraints to prepare meal plans accordingly
  • Light housekeeping to keep the individual’s surroundings clean through mopping and disinfecting, meal preparation, and other palliative cares.

A trained Personal Support Worker might be required to be a part of a healthcare team working under a Registered Health Professional (RHP). This program will cover the Regulated Health Professions Act needed to perform tasks designated by an RHP, including administering medicines prescribed for the individual.

The PSW program will meet all industry standards through theory and practicum conducted under the guidance of qualified instructors with extensive industry experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

Please be advised*: Students of the Personal Support Worker program will be required to complete the mandatory community and facility placement hours in a long-term care facility affiliated with NACPT Pharma College, to graduate.

JOB ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OPTIONAL)

NACPT offers its unique Job Assistance Program for all graduates. Being a part of the program will allow the graduates to work with an industry professional, individually, to obtain the maximum job opportunities in the Healthcare industry. As part of this program, a career development team will help each NACPT graduate tailor their resume, prepare for specific job positions, conduct mock interviews, connect with industry experts, and have exclusive access to the job market. Every qualified student will receive references on particular projects completed under this program. You will also have the opportunity to network with NACPT alumni working in healthcare or related sectors.

NACPT has designed this Job Development Program to help the students prepare a career plan knowing the industry better through expert advice. Please note that this program is optional and is not mandatory for graduation. Learn More.

GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS / EDUCATIONAL PLANS

NACPT offers various grants under the Government of Canada as well as scholarships to our students who are qualified for the same. Find out all the available grants from the link below.

Program Outline & Course Description

Semester 1

PSW01 – PSW Foundations

PSW02 – Safety and Mobility

PSW03 – Body Systems

PSW04 – Assisting with Personal Hygiene

PSW05 – Abuse and Neglect

PSW06 – Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration

PSW07 – Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation / Working in the Community

Semester 2

PSW08 – Assisting the Family, Growth and Development

PSW09 – Assisting the Dying Person

PSW10 – Assisting with Medications

PSW11 – Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries

PSW12 – Health Conditions

PSW13 – Clinical Placement (Community) – summary only

PSW14 – Clinical Placement (Facility) – summary only

Please note*: The mandatory Community and Facility clinical placements should be completed through the long-term care centres affiliated with NACPT Pharma College.

Additional Program Info

  • Skills Acquired
  • Job Opportunities
  • Admission Requirements
  • International Students
  • Domestic Students

Skills Acquired

The graduates of this program will have the following career skills:

  • Ability to perform patient care and understanding of emergency procedures
  • Ability to create reports of the individual’s progress
  • Meal preparation and dietary plans
  • Housekeeping
  • Clear, precise and concise communications standards in the written, spoken and visual form for effective communication
  • Critical thinking and Problem Solving
  • Informations Management

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the PSW program will qualify for the following job verticals in Canada:

  • Perioperative Support Assistant (PSA)
  • Attendant Services Worker
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Senior Care Provider
  • Resident Assistant
  • Home Health And Personal Care Advisor
  • Support Services Attendant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Respite Worker
  • Home Support Worker
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Continuing Care Assistant
  • Health Care Aide

Who Can Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or
  • At least 18 years of age and pass the Wonderlic SLE with a minimum score of 11
  • Signed Vulnerable Sector Disclaimer
  • Signed Medical Disclaimer
  • Clear Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector, within 45 days of commencement of study
  • Medical Report within 45 days of commencement of study
Admission Requirements

International Students

  • Complete application/registration form. Click here for Online Registration.
  • Attach a copy of your academic record in your native language and in official/certified English translation.
  • Students from countries where first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency:
    IELTS Academic: An overall minimum score of 6.0 (no single test score below 5.0),
    TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) or 88 (internet based),
    CAEL: Overall band score of 60.
  • Students without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent must write the Wonderlic Assessment Test.
  • Students who are or above 18 years of age should pass the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test.
    (The assessment will help measure the cognitive ability and problem-solving aptitude of prospective employees for a range of occupations.)
  • Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com
Admission Requirements

Domestic Students

  • Complete application/registration form. Click here for Online Registration
  • Attach a copy of your academic record in your native language and in official/certified English translation.
  • Students without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent must write the Wonderlic Assessment Test.
  • Students who are or above 18 years of age should pass the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test. (The assessment will help measure the cognitive ability and problem-solving aptitude of prospective employees for a range of occupations.)
  • Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com

application procedure

Please allow for 1 – 2 business days for our administrative team to review your application.

Once your application has been reviewed, our administrative team will contact you to book a meeting for any grant application (if applicable) or to create your payment plan.

Fee Structure

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Testimonials

Lavanya Asogamoorthy

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

I found out about NACPT through a referral. NACPT helped me make a career move into the pharmaceutical industry, especially validation practice. The college is very unique in providing only the knowledge about good practices, lab skills, and the entire process of drug manufacturing but actual training with the visualization of the equipment required in critical processes. The college has industrial experts as professors allowing the students to be up-to-date and current on the subject matter. NACPT helped me find a career through the program which included additional job assistance, sessions on resume building, interview skills, and social media updates. Year 2015.

Hired By Apollo Health and Beauty Care

Position: Document Reviewer

Vaishali Bharucha

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

Great pharmaceutical college. NACPT provided me with the knowledge required to succeed in the pharma industry. The program I was enrolled in was Modern Technology. The program provided me with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to obtain employment in industry and to succeed at my job. I would like to thank all the staff and instructors for their hard work, dedication, and support. Year 2015.

Hired By Menasha Packaging

Position: Quality Coordinator

Nicole Ortega

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

NACPT has been greatly helpful when it comes to finding a career in the healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and offer great advice on what is expected. I enjoyed the hands-on training with equipment such as HPLC and GC. The experiments that we performed in the lab are exactly related to the industry and prepare you for a career in QA/QC position. I would recommend this program to others as the staff and facility go beyond expectations when it comes to quality of education and helpfulness. Overall my experience at NACPT was excellent! They have been very helpful in finding a position in my career! Year 2016.

Hired by Eurofins Experchem

Position: Laboratory Analyst

Sanjay Panchal B.Sc.

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

I gained enough knowledge about the quality control and quality assurance field, by joining NACPT helped me to find a job in the industry. They help students by posting different jobs every month, and they prepare students for interviews as well. Year 2013.

Hired By Teva Canada Ltd.

Position: AQPIC (Alternate Qualified Person in Charge)

Suganthini Subramaniam

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

I am an International student at NACPT. I just want to say thank you for all the help that NACPT has done to me over the past year. The Modern Technology program helped me change my vision & perspective towards the Pharmaceutical Industry. Especially, I liked the Industry focus and applicability of the concepts taught during the course. The knowledge I gained at NACPT was both theoretical and practical, by lecturers who were experts in the current Pharmaceutical Industry. Year 2014.

Hired By Concord Analytical Ltd.

Position: Junior Chemical Analyst

Sally Sami

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

So much information was received from the college that made me aware of all the positions to apply for, as well as qualifying us to give our best in the company from being, very informative and knowledgeable. NACPT referred me to the internship position at Argus Laboratory and yes I recommend this program to new graduate students as it sets the mind for the particular job that you see yourself best in. Year 2017.

Hired by Argus Laboratory Inc.

Position: Chemist

Elilini Paraparasingam

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

It’s been 2 months since I finished my program at NACPT. I recently got a job as Lab Assistant at Silliker Canada. The Modern Technology program will give diverse knowledge of each department in a company alike Pharmaceutical, Food and Cosmetic. I would like to thank all my professors and NACPT faculty for their services (Scholarships, CO-OP and Job Development Services). Year 2013.

Hired By Silliker Canada

Position: Chemistry Lab Assistant

Aaron Pagliaro

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

At NACPT, I learned the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain my first position in my career in validation. At NACPT it felt like a small community and all the staff and instructors were very helpful in my studies and career growth. NACPT helped me gain the knowledge and skills required for the pharmaceutical industry which gave me confidence in the interview process during my job search. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking to gain experience in the pharmaceutical or related industries because it provides the base roots knowledge and skills required to be successful in this industry. Year 2014.

Hired By Canadian Blood Services

Position: Validation Associate

Subagini Baskaran

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

Two months ago, I came to know about NACPT while browsing through the internet. I enrolled in the program soon after and liked the environment because you learn everything through a practical approach. Their teaching methods make it easy to understand the content. NACPT further helped me with my interview skills and I got the job before I finished the program. The professors are highly qualified and they are all from the pharmaceutical/ bio-pharmaceutical industry. The unique thing about this college is that the professors cover the essential content that you need to know for the pharmaceutical related job Two months ago, I had come to know about NACPT while browsing through the internet. I enrolled in the program soon after, and liked the environment, because you learn everything through a practical approach. Their teaching methods make it easy to understand the content. NACPT further helped me with my interview skills and I got the job before I finished the program. The professors are highly qualified and they are all from the pharmaceutical/bio-pharmaceutical industry. The unique thing about this college is that the professors cover the essential content that you need to know for the pharmaceutical related job market. NACPT is different from other colleges in many ways, including the short, fast track and in-depth programs. We also get special individual attention in terms of hands-on training, job searching and connections within industries. I also received a $2000 scholarship from NACPT for my program. I strongly recommend NACPT to other students because of the excellent teaching environment, coaching techniques, job assistance service and more. Year 2011.

Hired by Lynden International Logistics

Position: QPIC/QA Coordinator

 

Atiyatul Qadeer

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

After an exhaustive search for a suitable job, when I attended the counselling session at NACPT, I realized that this is the place I have been looking for to upgrade my skills in order to establish my career in the Industry. Not only did the college administration facilitate easier fulfillment of the financial requirements but also they offered great flexibility in the schedule making it comfortable to attend all the classes. The instructors were always ready to clarify our doubts and provided in-depth knowledge of the subject. I found the “Modern Technology” program quite comprehensive, well planned and well-taught and I would recommend it to all the new science graduates seeking to enter the pharmaceutical industry. The college also provided great assistance in finding jobs after completion of the program. I am truly grateful to the director of NACPT and the whole team for their tremendous support, help and guidance which enabled me to go through the hiring process successfully. I wish them all the success in the future. Year 2015.

Hired By Apotex Inc.

Position: QC Chemist

Chitra Rao

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

I will be forever thankful to NACPT. They delivered what they promised, in a professional manner. The teaching staff was very competent and helpful. I am particularly appreciative of the Director, who became a friend, philosopher, and guide. Most importantly, the learning and experience made me job ready, and I am already getting the benefit soon after completing the course. Year 2016.

Hired By Medical Cannabis Sector Company

Position: Quality Assurance

S M Khairul Islam M.Sc.

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Advanced Diploma

I first heard about NACPT at a job fair, but at that time I was confused about the modern technology program offered by NACPT. After a couple of discussions with the director, I got the real scenario of the program. I am really satisfied with the cooperation given by NACPT to build up my confidence level to face job interviews. By taking the modern technology program, I have gathered the power of knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry. NACPT gave me guidelines from time to time to update my resume as per job requirements. I would like to thank all my instructors and especially to the director of NACPT who gave me lots of coaching during various interview processes. I wish success to all the students of NACPT, Year 2012.

Hired By Automatic Coating Limited

Position: QA Inspector

Nazeem Shamsuddin

Graduate from the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

Taking the program at NACPT has given me the relevant pharmaceutical knowledge and experience that gave me further opportunity to have a great start to my career move in Validation. The hands on experience with in-process test equipment and analytical instruments were vital in understanding the concepts and process as well. The career support at NACPT is impeccable and provides students with the necessary support, advice and guidance to be successful in the life career domains. I am excited to announce the job offer from Apotex! I wanted you to be the first person to know this. I have every reason to believe your excellent support helped me to seal the deal. I was very fortunate to have learned a great deal from you, and I am deeply grateful to you. I know it takes a great deal of time to provide a good reference, and I deeply appreciate your kindness. I will do my best to deserve your confidence. Thank you very much.

Hired By Apotex Inc.

Position: Coordinator, Process Validation

Ramesh Jagannathan

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

I joined NACPT as a student this year and enrolled in a course titled “Industrial Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Modern Technology”. It is an excellent program for students who wish to enter the pharma industry and professionals who are already serving the pharma industry. The main reason being that this program content is very carefully tailored to cater the needs of the pharma industry. It covers GMP, GLP, Validation (process, cleaning, packaging), Regulatory Affairs, Technical writing and important techniques such as GC & HPLC. I love this program, as it covers almost all the aspects of the pharma industry. All the instructors are stalwarts of the pharma industry and they teach the essential needs of the industry. Moreover, hands-on training is provided on important techniques (GC, HPLC). I strongly recommend NACPT for students & professionals to choose the required course program and wish them a good future in their careers. Year 2017.

Hired by SGS Canada

Position: Analyst

Robert Bess

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

NACPT helped me enormously and I shall be eternally grateful. They guided me about career opportunities upon graduation and helped me to find my current position at Apotex. I was also provided with a grant for my tuition which again helped me; I would and will gladly recommend NACPT as a vehicle for career advancement. Generally my performance is greatly appreciated at my new company as they comment on the steadfast work I had been doing. Year 2013.

Hired By Apotex Inc.

Position: Production Technician

Carmencita Pingol

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

NACPT has helped me a lot from the very start of my Second Career application up to finishing the training. And even after my training the college has given me the opportunity to do an internship so I can have some work related experience. The job that I got at Apollo was even referred to by NACPT. Without their help in finding a job like forwarding the student’s resume to prospective employers, it would be very hard to be given the chance to be interviewed and be able to prove yourself. Many thanks to NACPT for helping the students all the time. I would recommend this program and the college to others. Year 2016.

Hired By Apollo Health and Beauty Care

Position: Document Reviewer

Kazi Perveen M.Sc.

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Advanced Diploma

I have no words to thank NACPT for all the help they had provided to help me make a smart move within the industry. NACPT gave me a chance to improve my skills and knowledge on laboratory instrumentation, according to the current industrial standards. NACPT also helped me to update my resume, coached me for interviews, as well as provide necessary references. I also received a 4 month CO-OP position within the NACPT laboratory, which gave me solid work experience in the laboratory environment.

Hired By Contract Pharmaceuticals Ltd (CPL)

Position: QC Analyst

Baskaran Kandasamy

Graduate from Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma Program

NACPT helped me to modify my resume and search for available positions. I will recommend this program and college (NACPT) to my friends. Year 2012.

Hired By CLM Industrial Polymers

Position: Research and Development

Suvisikaa Selvanathan B.Sc.

Graduate from Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Advanced Diploma

All of the courses that I have enrolled in at NACPT have given me a tremendous boost in confidence for seeking jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. These programs are not just theory based, all the professors emphasize on real circumstances and practical examples within current companies. I have also received a $2000 scholarship for my program at NACPT. I will strongly recommend future students to take the Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharmaceutical Modern Technology Postgraduate diploma program at NACPT. Year 2011.

Hired By Cosmetica Laboratories Inc.

Position: QA Associate

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