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.
- Developing a trusting relationship with the client
- Providing care relative to personal hygiene
- Promoting client autonomy
- Teamwork strategies
- Home Care Attendant
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.
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.
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.
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).
TOTAL : 9 months (975 hours)