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HSW-PSW Certificate Training Program for Students

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About the HSW-PSW Certificate Training Program

Are you looking for a fulfilling career in health care? If so, you could become a qualified Personal Support Worker in just seven short months by taking SE Health’s HSW-PSW Certificate Training Program. With free tuition and a regular paycheque while you learn, our education and training program prepares you for a rewarding career in health care.

Free Tuition & Bonuses

Free Tuition & Bonuses

Tuition for the HSW-PSW Program is 100% free and you can receive over $2,500 in bonuses throughout the course.

Earn While You Learn

Earn While You Learn

During the first month you’re paid to attend class. Then you work as a qualified Home Support Worker (HSW) – with a regular paycheque – while studying to qualify as a PSW.

Immediate Employment

Immediate Employment

During the program, you’ll work as an HSW, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. Once you’ve completed the course, SE Health offers guaranteed, immediate employment.

No Experience Required

No Experience Required

No previous education or experience in health care is required to take this course.

Recognized Certificate Province Wide

Recognized Certificate
Province Wide

Our certificate training program is backed by 115 years of experience, and recognized province-wide.

Class Materials  & More Provided

Class Materials &
More Provided

To help support your success in the program, you receive all course materials at no cost including a tablet and textbooks.

Small Class Sizes & One-On-One Support

Small Class Sizes &
One-On-One Support

Class sizes are small to ensure the best learning outcomes. Friendly, supportive instructors share their knowledge and have time to answer your questions.

Multiple Locations & Start Dates

Multiple Locations &
Start Dates

Our course is offered in multiple locations across Ontario. New programs begin every 3 to 6 months to accommodate various different schedules.

Program Info

How the Program Works

The HSW-PSW Training Program consists of two parts covering a total of 28 weeks. Phase 1 lasts 4 weeks, when you are trained as a Home Support Worker (HSW). Phase 2 is 24 weeks long and provides your Personal Support Worker (PSW) training. Both phases include a combination of instructor-led online classes and hands-on, in-person classes and on-the job learning.


How the Program Works

Length    28 Weeks
Fees    Free Tuition & Materials
Type    Certificate Training Program
Format    Virtual Classes, On-the-Job Training

Qualify for Over
$2,500 in Bonuses

Throughout the program, we offer special bonuses when you hit certain milestones. You could receive as much as $2,500 or more in total added to your paycheques.

Working with Purpose

As a Home or Personal Support Worker, you’re in a profession that truly makes a difference. Every day, you’re helping people who need support due to age, illness or injury. You safely assist them with daily living, improving their quality of life, and bringing hope and happiness with your efforts.

HSW vs. PSW: What’s the Difference?

Both Home Support Workers (HSWs) and Personal Support Workers (PSWs) make a positive impact in people’s lives, with much in common. There are a few key differences between Home Support Workers and Personal Support Workers:


Home Support Worker (HSW)

HSWs work with clients who have less complicated health care needs, but who need help with daily living. HSWs often handle meals, shopping and light housekeeping while providing important companionship.

Personal Support Worker (PSW)

PSWs work with clients who have greater or more complex health care needs. For example, PSWs provide medication reminders, lifting and mobility help, and assist with bathing and personal hygiene.

Career Opportunities

Many options are available when you graduate, with a variety of work settings including hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, or clients’ homes.

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Why Join SE Health as a Support Worker

Every day, SE Health brings hope and happiness to individuals and communities across Canada. As part of a not-for-profit social enterprise, we contribute to healthy, thriving communities by sharing knowledge, and providing the best care to the people we serve. We are a diverse and collaborative organization with an award-winning culture. We offer competitive pay, flexible scheduling, and a team-based approach to help you thrive. If you share in our passion for changing lives, healthcare, and society for the better, we want you on our team. Join our 8,000 leaders of impact & start working with purpose.

Free Tuition & Bonuses

Competitive Compensation Packages

SE Health offers competitive pay rates plus benefits including health insurance, RRSP pension contributions and employee discounts.

Flexible Schedules & Work-Life Balance

Flexible Schedules & Work-Life Balance

We offer immediate employment and you can choose between part time and full time positions based on your unique needs and circumstances.

Unlimited Growth Potential

Unlimited Growth

At SE Health, we offer professional development opportunities to support you with your career growth.

Education & Training Opportunities

Education & Training

We offer ongoing learning opportunities, plus tuition reimbursement for future education

Diverse & Supportive Company Culture

Diverse & Supportive Company Culture

We focus on maintaining a friendly, and inclusive environment that fosters collaboration, and inspires us to achieve the best outcomes

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