The Institutional and Home Care Assistance program prepares students for the trade or occupation of patient service associate and home support worker in the health and social services sector.
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 psychosocial 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.
|Sector||Health Services (19)|
|Number of credits||58|
|Length of training||870 hours|
|Status||Program approved in 2017.
Optional implementation in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
Mandatory in 2019-2020.
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec’s IMT En ligne)
Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (4412)
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (3413)
A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.
This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.
|Language of instruction||Second language||Mathematics|
|ENG 3101-1 and ENG 3102-2||632-306 (630-316)||–||–||–||–|
|Code||Statement of competency||Hours||Credits|
|751-702||Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process||30||2|
|751-714||Establish a helping relationship||60||4|
|751-724||Adopt relational approaches with clients with cognitive impairments, mental health problems or neurodevelopmental disorders||60||4|
|751-734||Determine the appropriate means to respond to the needs of clients with physical illnesses and disabilities||60||4|
|751-745||Provide care related to activities of daily living (ADL)||75||5|
|751-752||Prevent infections and contamination||30||2|
|751-768||Provide assistive care related to daily activities||120||8|
|751-772||Deal with situations involving risk||30||2|
|751-787||Work with clients who require assistive care at home or in alternative living environments||105||7|
|751-794||Deal with family, social and cultural contexts||60||4|
|751-802||Provide assistance to clients in palliative and end-of-life care||30||2|
|751-813||Consider the rules and procedures for administering medications and basic invasive care involved in assistance with activities of daily living||45||3|
|751-824||Provide assistive care related to the client’s clinical reality||60||4|
|751-832||Administer first aid||30||2|
|751-845||Provide assistive care to clients requiring short-term care||75||5|