Enrolled: 100 students

Become A Home Support Worker

With an ageing population, the need for personal caregivers to tend to ill loved ones are on the rise. Study the skills to provide the best care possible to your family or friends who need help. You’ll prepare to take the next steps toward being confident in your abilities to care for others through foundational courses such as Home worker and support worker.

Participants must be at least 19 years old to register, attend all sessions and pass all quizzes with a satisfactory mark in order to receive a certificate of completion. This is a non-credit course (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).

Upon completing all the requirements for graduate students will receive a certificate from DEA Canadian College

Admission Requirements

At least 18 years of age.
Evidence of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent; [evidence can include an IELTS evaluation, or similar testing assessment to the level which can be closely deemed as equivalence (ie TOEFL IBT)] or the student can take the College’s language proficiency exam.

See college policies for related information.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of working as a Home Support Worker.
These goals will be achieved through the courses that prepare graduates to meet general learning outcomes for the program.

Course Components:

  • The Role of the Support Worker
  • The Canadian Health Care System
  • Health, wellness, illness, and disability
  • Working with clients and their families
  • Client Care: Planning, processes, reporting, and recording
  • Legislation: The client’s rights and your rights
  • Common diseases and conditions
  • Safety
  • Nutrition and fluids
  • Personal hygiene
  • Grooming and dressing

Career Opportunities

  • Attendant, Homecare
  • Caregiver
  • Companion
  • Family Caregiver/Family worker
  • Home Support/ Home Healthcare


Type Fees
Tuition $850
Registration $250
Material Fee $150


This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.