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Assistance in Health Care Facilities

Code 5816
SectorHealth Services (19)
Number of credits50
Length of training750 hours
StatusProgramme approved in 2007
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
5316 - Assistance à la personne en établissement de santé

Program objectives

With the help of an intervention plan, this program trains the student to provide care, assistance and services related to the needs of a patient of any age. The students also learn to welcome and integrate persons in the care unit, provide care and comfort specific to the context of the unit, that is, they adapt the basic care and services to the client’s condition as well as to the apparatus required.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

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 III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for 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 (see the following table), or recognition for equivalent learning

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (3413)

Functional prerequisites

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.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
3103-3 (3071-3)632-306 -  - --

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
751-472 Determine their suitability for the occupations and the training process 30 2
751-483 Adopt a holistic approach when considering the needs of different types of clientele 45 3
751-492 Prevent infections and contamination 30 2
751-502 Adopt behaviours consistent with professional decorum and workplace ethics 30 2
751-522 Establish a helping relationship 30 2
751-532 Interact as part of a team 30 2
751-543 Consider the manifestations of physical illnesses and disabilities as well as the specific needs of affected clients 45 3
751-554 Adopt relational approaches with clients with mental health problems, cognitive deficits or intellectual disabilities 60 4
751-568 Perform basic care procedures 120 8
751-572 Administer first aid 30 2
751-581 Provide assistance to clients in palliative care 15 1
751-591 Use job search techniques 15 1
751-602 Apply basic care procedures specific to care units 30 2
751-617 Provide basic care and services to clients requiring long-term care 105 7
751-624 Provide basic care and services to clients with mental health problems, cognitive deficits or intellectual disabilities 60 4
751-635 Provide basic care and services to clients requiring short-term care 75 5
750 50