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Supportive Care Assistant

The Supportive Care Assistant microcredential is a fully subsidized training opportunity that allows students to discover a new career and provide much needed support to those living and working in long-term care.

Students complete six-weeks of online training including learning modules such as professionalism, client and family-centred assistance, communication, supportive assistance, and infection control and safety.

Once the required training modules are completed, students begin their work placement in a long-term, community care, or home care setting. They assist certified personal care providers* and the health-care team to support clients.

Students who complete the Supportive Care Assistant microcredential may be eligible to receive a $5,000 stipend to put toward further training in the health care field.

The Supportive Care Assistant role involves performing non-clinical activities which could include:

*personal care providers are also called personal support workers, health care aides, and other titles depending on the province or territory.


This course is currently full. Please email jlhunter@hollandcollege.com to be added to a waitlist for any future offerings. 

Course Details
Course Cost: Free
Duration: 6 weeks online training followed by a seven-week paid on-the-job training placement
Start Date: Ongoing
Location: Online