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undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Personal Support Worker

Course code: #PSWC

undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Personal Support Worker

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $16,043 CAD

  • Application fee

    $90 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Clinical Placement
Field-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start& deadline Deadline
Spring-May 30-April-2023 2023-04-30
Fall-September 31-August-2024 2024-08-31
Winter-January 31-December-2023 2023-12-31

Overview

Diploma - Personal Support Worker

This one-year certificate program is designed to teach you how to effectively provide care and assistance to clients and families in order to live fulfilling lives in their communities and in institutions. 

As a student of this program at Seneca College, you will develop a broad range of abilities emphasizing value, true sensitivity and respect for the individuality of each client. 

You will also have the opportunity to participate in cross disciplinary and/or inter-professional learning opportunities with other members of the care and service team.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Personal care and hygiene assistance
  • Household and family management
  • Meal preparation
  • Medical assistance
  • Palliative and restorative activities

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$24,693

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,144
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,650
Tuition 1 person $16,043

Hourly wage

Min wage

16.55 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Photo and signature pages of your passport.
  • Your academic record in your native language and official/certified English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo: Minimum score 105 to 110

As an international student, you have the option of learning English at Seneca's English Language Institute (ELI) before starting your professional program. 

There are eight (8) levels in the ELI that are seven (7) weeks in length each. There are six (6) start dates per year: January, March, May, July, September and November.

If you apply to a professional program and you do not meet Seneca’s English requirements, you may receive an Offer of Admission to your program that is conditional upon completion of the English Language Institute.

The college will use your English test score to place you at the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, you will take a placement test when you arrive on campus.

ELI LevelDuolingoTOEICIELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTCambridgeEIKEN GradePTE Academic
Level 110 - 2510 - 2252.0 (all bands 2.0)0 - 12<1424 - 5 (419)10 - 20
Level 230 - 40230 - 2952.5 (all bands 2.5)13 - 19<1423 (1456)21 - 25
Level 345 - 50300 - 3953.0 (all bands 3.0)20 - 29 (S/W 8)<142Pre-2 (1728)26 - 30
Level 455 - 60400 - 4953.5 (all bands 3.5)30 - 39 (S/W 10)<142Pre-2 (1854)31 - 35
Level 565 - 70500 - 5704.0 (all bands 4.0)40 - 49 (S/W 12)142 - 1462 (1980)36 - 40
Level 675 - 80575 - 6454.5 (all bands 4.5)50 - 59 (S/W 14)147 - 1532 (2141)41 - 45
Level 785 - 90650 - 7205.0 (all bands 5.0)60 - 69 (S/W 16)154 - 161Pre-1 (2304)46 - 50
Level 895 - 100725 and above5.5 (all bands 5.5)70 - 79 (S/W 18)162 - 168Pre-1 (2467)51 - 57
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.

 

Fee itemsFees per Session (7 weeks / 1 level)Fees per Semester (14 weeks / 2 levels)
Tuition$3,269.25$6,538.50

After finishing Level 8, You will receive a Certificate of Standing from the ELI, and you will be automatically registered in your program at Seneca. You will not have to take another English test.


Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

Mature applicants applying to degree programs must be 19 years old by the first day of scheduled classes and have been away from high school for at least two years

Mature applicants must meet all program-specific prerequisite courses. Pre-admission testing is not permitted to meet degree program prerequisites.

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

Admission to this program is highly competitive. Applicants are ranked based on academic strength, and only the top ones will be offered a place.

Notes

The college will consider applicants who have completed English as second language courses at high school, college or LINC Level 4. 

The College will also consider applicants with international English test scores such as general IELTS, TOEFL or Canadian Language Benchmark.

Career opportunities

  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Physical Therapist
  • Child Day Care Consultant
  • Community Worker

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