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Personal Support Worker (Part-time)

Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
Health & Life Sciences
Notice: Courses take place Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the exception of practicums.
Program start dates include fall and winter semesters. Availability is based on full-time enrolment as part-time students take courses with full-time PSW students.

Pre-Practicum Health & Safety Requirements Form FAQs

You are taking the first steps to becoming a professional through your program in the School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services at Conestoga College!

Realizing your vision of having a high performing career in the health and community services field requires that you start your program having met the same safety and health requirements that are mandatory for new employees in your field. The practicum health and safety requirements that are mandatory for your program can be found under the Practicum Forms tab within the myConestoga Practicum Services community.

As a future professional in your chosen career, you may need to be able to demonstrate that:

  1. You have a clear police check for vulnerable persons. This is the first implication for you of provincial regulations governing work in health care and community service organizations.
  2. Your immunizations are current for your safety and the safety of people in your care.
  3. Your TB status is known and allows you to work safely with others and that you will have baseline information for yourself should you encounter a person with TB in the workplace.
  4. You have a current First Aid and CPR certificate (at the level appropriate to your career), so that you can be a resource to persons in need.
  5. You have been Mask Fit tested so that you will be ready to work safely in the event of an infectious situation (if applicable).

Your program includes a practicum experience early in your course of studies; employers request that you have met the above requirements before you come to their organization.

Most importantly, your plan to be a graduate and embark on your chosen career depends on completing this practicum - we do not want these plans to end because you failed to meet the above requirements!

  1. Why do I need a Health Passport?
  2. What happens if I cannot go to field/clinical placement?
  3. When does the Health Passport need to be completed?
  4. As a student, what are my responsibilities?
  5. How do I obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check (Form A)?
  6. Regarding health requirements, what could I be asked for?
  7. How long will it take me to complete the pre-practicum health forms (Forms A, B, C, D, E)?
  8. Tuberculin testing (Form C)
  9. If required, where can I take the required Standard First Aid and CPR level course(s)?
  10. If required, where can I have my Mask Fit testing done?
  11. Why do my health forms need to be reviewed by Conestoga College’s Practicum Nurse?
  12. Where do I submit the pre-practicum health forms (Forms A, B, C, D) and documents when finished?
  13. Who pays for the health form costs?
  14. How much will this cost me?
  15. What happens if some information on my forms is missing?
  16. What happens when my practicum health forms are "cleared"?
  17. I have misplaced my Practicum Package. Where can I get one?


The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

Program Contact

Katherine Hennige,, 519-748-5220 ext. 2410

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