Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance (DVS)

5817 Diploma of Vocational Studies

Home Care is a rapidly-growing field that offers endless opportunities to compassionate, caring individuals who enjoy a challenge and want to make a difference in people’s lives. Students learn to offer basic care, help clients carry out everyday activities, ensure safety and intervene in crisis or emergency situations.

Training includes:

  • Developing a trusting relationship with the client
  • Providing care relative to personal hygiene
  • Promoting client autonomy
  • Teamwork strategies

Employment opportunities:

  • Home Care Attendant
  • Caregiver

Two Diplomas in Less Time

Equivalencies can be granted between Home Care Assistance and Assistance in Health Care Facilities allowing a student to complete two diplomas in less time.

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Home Care Assistance program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.

OR

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion 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 language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs established by the Minister or they are at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT).

Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
Occupation and Training
45
Client Needs
30
Infections and Contamination
30
Workplace Ethics
30
The Helping Relationship
30
Team Interaction
45
Physical Illnesses and Disabilities
60
Mental Health Approaches
120
Basic Care Procedures
Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
First Aid
15
Palliative Care
15
Job Search Techniques
120
Activities of Daily Living
75
Occupational Therapy
90
Family and Social Context
45
Everyday Domestic Activities
60
Medications and Basic Invasive Care
120
Home Care

TOTAL : 9 months (975 hours)