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Care Assistance in a Private Seniors’ Residence

Code 4744
SectorHealth Services (19)
Number of credits12
Length of training180 hours
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
4244 - Assistance à la personne en résidence privée pour aînés
  • Objectives and targeted professions
  • Admission conditions
  • Program content

Program objectives

In private seniors’ residences, care attendants assist independent or semi-independent seniors. They assist residents with the activities of daily living, such as those involving moving around, hygiene, dressing and so forth. They also work to prevent infections and contamination, and look after the well-being and safety of the residents.


Care attendants in a private seniors’ residence

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to the Care Assistance in a Private Seniors’ Residence program leading to an STC, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
1. Persons must hold a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or the equivalent.
Persons must have obtained at least Secondary III credits or their equivalent in language of instruction, second language and mathematics.
Persons must have obtained an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary 5 Studies (AESS).
Persons must have passed the General Development Test (GDT) without specific prerequisites.
2. Persons must have stopped their full-time studies for at least 12 months.
Persons must be 18 years old at the time they begin the training program.
Persons must meet the eligibility conditions under Emploi-Québec’s Manpower Training Measure.

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
251-752 Prevention of Infections and Contamination 30 2
251-832 First Aid 30 2
STC-011 The Occupation 15 1
STC-043 Basic Personal Care Assistive Services 45 3
STC-051 Approach to Clients with Cognitive or Intellectual Impairments 15 1
STC-062 Unregulated Personal Assistive Services 30 2
STC-071 Medications and Invasive Assistive Care Services 15 1
180 12