Clinical Placement


The Clinical Placement section of the program is your opportunity to put the knowledge and skills you've learned in class to practice in an actual work setting! You will be matched up with one of our fantastic host facilities to learn on-site working side-by-side with full-time Personal Support Workers, assisting people of various ages and health conditions.

A major change in the new PSW 2015 curriculum is the ability for students to conduct part of your placement concurrently with your classes, allowing you to bring more real-life experiences with you into the classroom and enhance the entire learning process. For more information, please see the information below. 


  • Total Hours; 310 Hours

    • 110 Hours   - Community Placement (i.e. Retirement Residences)
    • 200 Hours - Long-Term Care Facility (i.e. Nursing Home) 
  • Note: Students may apply for Advanced Credits where applicable. Please see the Advanced Credits Section for more information. 


  • General:

    • Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Medical Check
    • Valid Standard First-Aid & CPR (within 1 year of certification)
      • To find a session, see the Upcoming Events page for information and to register
    • Signed MHA Clinical Placement Contract
  • Community Placement

    • General Requirements must be satisfied
    • Must satisfactorily complete Modules 1 and 2 prior to Community Placement
  • Long-Term Care Facility Placement

    • General Requirements must be satisfied
    • Must satisfactorily complete all 12 Theory Modules prior to LTC Placement


Host Facilities

Frequently Asked Questions