Lenght of the program : 975 hours

Certification : DVS

Prerequisite : Secondary III (Grade 9)

Home care assistance students are trained to provide basic care and services to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical or mental disabilities on the basis of a care plan. This involves offering the basic care that they are trained to provide, helping clients carry out their everyday activities, helping them organize their living environment, ensuring clients’ safety and intervening in crisis or emergency situations. Students also learn to help clients integrate and socialize in individual or community activities. All of these tasks require establishing a relationship of trust with clients and those close to them. Home care attendants also receive training in providing care and services in the home. They help vulnerable or at-risk clientele carry out everyday domestic activities, such as preparing meals. They also advise clients on their lifestyle habits and provide parenting support, if applicable. The goal is to meet the general needs of clients, to help them compensate for their disabilities, to maintain and promote their autonomy, to accompany and support them in their daily and domestic lives, while taking into account any family or social problems that could interfere.

  • A Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
  • Be at least 16 years of age on September 30th of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs of study established by the Ministry, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning OR
  • Be at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful com- pletion of the General Development Test and the course ENG-3071-3, or recognition of equivalent learning.

N.B.: For programs of study in this category, persons may continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training provided that they have earned at least the Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs established by the Ministry or they are at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT).

Code Statement of the competency Hours
751-472 Occupations and Training 30
751-483 Client Needs 45
751-492 Infections and Contamination 30
751-502 Workplace Ethics 30
751-522 The Helping Relationship 30
751-532 Team Interaction 30
751-543 Physical Illnesses and Disabilities 45
751-554 Mental Health Approaches 60
751-568 Basic Care Procedures 120
751-572 First Aid 30
751-581 Palliative Care 15
751-591 Job Search Techniques 15
751-647 Activities of Daily Living 105
751-655 Occupational Therapy 75
751-666 Family and Social Context 90
751-673 Everyday Domestic Activities 45
751-684 Medications and Basic Invasive Care 60
751-698 Home Care 120
Interests : Providing others with care and assistance Professional Outlook : Licensed practical nurses Average FULL TIME annual salary : $34,000