Institutional and Home Care Assistance (DVS)
5858 Diploma of Vocational Studies
****start dates in March and September****
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
This profession aims to provide care and assistance in public, private and community health care networks to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical, psychological, or psycho-social disabilities. The rationale of this occupation is to provide aid to patients so that they may recover or maintain their autonomy and overall health condition.
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
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 for 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 (see the following table), or recognition for equivalent learning
TOTAL : 8 months (870 hours)