School of Health

Health Care Aide Challenge Course

The Health Care Aide Challenge program is a certification process for uncertified Health Care Aides in Canada with directly related work experience.

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Program Overview

Work as a Health Care Aide in Manitoba

The Health Care Aide Challenge program will be of interest to foreign-trained nurses and those who are currently working as uncertified Health Care Aides in Manitoba. 

Program Delivery

This program is offered at multiple Robertson College campus locations. Select a campus below to view campus specific information, like schedule information and enrolment dates.

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Brandon
Winnipeg

Program Details

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Admission Requirements

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Next Start Dates

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Campus Experience

Classes
Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.

Industry-Leading Instructors
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.

Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.

Financial Assistance & Funding

Questions about tuition & financial assistance?

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Practicum

The practicum is an essential part of a student’s program. It is not merely a graduation requirement; it is an extension of the in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation.Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment.

Health Care Aide Challenge Checklist:

  • Have 1200 hours of work experience within the past 24 months as an uncertified Health Care Aide in Canada or as a foreign-trained nurse
  • Have a completed employer form from your current employer stating hours worked along with a detailed job description
  • Demonstrate proof of English language proficiency
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Copy of photo ID
  • Copy of your Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Up-to-date immunizations

If you are applying as a foreign-trained nurse, please note that the college will require a copy of your degree as not all foreign nursing programs are accepted.  

If you would like to pursue your Health Care Aide Challenge certificate, please contact us for more information that is specific to your training and experience.

Health Care Aide Challenge Work Experience Practicum

A two-week practicum is included for foreign-trained nurses going through the challenge program. There is no practicum required for individuals already working in hospitals or personal care homes in Manitoba.

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Program Availability

This program is offered at multiple Robertson College campus locations. Select a campus below to view campus specific information, like schedule information and enrolment dates.

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Brandon
Winnipeg