Institutional and Home Care Assistance

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Institutional and Home Care Assistance

Kajusivik Centre, Kuujjuaq

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

870 hours
includes an 255-hour internship

Program Description

Do you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy the role of caregiver? Working with seniors and persons with loss of independence could be for you!

You’ll be able to:

  • Assist nurses, hospital staff, and physicians with basic patient care
  • Work in hospitals, care centres and other healthcare facilities.
  • Provide short- and long-term home support services to individuals and families in a period of temporary disability, convalescence, or family crisis
  • Work for government services, non-profit organizations, and home care agencies

Admission requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following:

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 IV 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, or recognition of equivalent learning.

Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Persons who are 15 years of age or older on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. By means of concurrent admission with an integrated schedule, they will continue their vocational training and their general education in the youth sector to complete the Secondary III prerequisites they need to obtain their vocational training diploma. Authorization by the Minister is required for the concurrent admission of a student in Secondary III to the program of study.