This is very intensive program, it will set learners up for success by acquiring the requisite knowledge and development of the competency required to provide physical, psychological and social support to individuals across their lifespan.

Length of Program 44 Weeks
Practicum 4 Weeks
Total 48 Weeks


Home Student $10,000
International Student $14,000

Online / Classroom

Community Support Worker Program courses will be completed either online. or in a conventional classroom.

Program Overview

  • Understand the nature of addiction and become familiar with the major substances of abuse and their impact on the body
  • Understand the mental and social aspects of aging, including their effect on information processing, relationships, personality and more
  • Understand the impact of chronic illness and developmental disabilities on aging and social work for persons with disabilities
  • Learn counseling and support techniques for working with children, youth, and adults
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to implement Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) care plans for adults and children
  • Develop the essential knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to provide excellent palliative care to those who are dying as well as providing support for their families
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to perform psychosocial rehabilitation and care planning for individuals and families dealing with mental illness

Career options

  • Adult Care Worker
  • Behaviour Support Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Child/Youth Care Worker
  • Community Access Worker
  • Community Disability Support Worker
  • Community Resource Worker
  • Group home Worker
  • Family Place Worker
  • Newcomers Service Worker
  • One to One Worker
  • Parenting Support Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Teen Pregnancy Worker
  • Women’s Shelter Worker
  • Youth Support


  • Supported Educational Assistant
  • Essential Life Skills
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Communication Skills for Counselling
  • Counselling Theories
  • Understanding Addictions
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Care Planning
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Mental Health
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Group Counselling Foundations
  • Gerontology and End of Life Care
  • Self Care
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Child and Adolescent Growth and Development
  • MS Office Applications
  • Career Preparation
  • Interpersonal Communication, Recording and Reporting
  • Youth at Risk
  • Ethical Practice and Legislation
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Understanding Cultural and Social Differences
  • Community Support Worker Practicum