FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. Caregiver Program
- What is the Live-In Caregiver Course?
The Live- In Caregiver course is in compliance with the Live-in Caregiver guidelines of Canada. The Live-In caregiver program enables the individual to become a qualified, trained and committed professional who has acquired both knowledge and experience to take care of the elderly, handicapped people, infants and children, with or without special needs and without supervision.
- How long will the training take?
Our training complies with the Canadian immigration legislation and policy of a full-time classroom training to be completed within a period of 6 months or no less than 750 hours..
- Where can I work after taking the said training?
The Live-In Caregiver Program provides certificates needed to apply for a working visa to enter Canada,However, this training is also recognized in Japan, UK, and many other countries like Singapore, Taiwan and Australia.
- Are you accredited by the Canadian Embassy?
Yes. In the Philippines, TESDA (Technical Education & Skills Development Authority) is the local government authority, which accredits the Live-In Caregiver Training Program. However, the training program must comply with the requirements of Canadian legislation and policy. Once a training center has been accredited by TESDA, it is considered accredited by the Canadian Embassy.
- Is the OJT (on-the-job training) or practicum included in the 6 months CG training?
No. Time spent performing on-the-job training or practicum is not included in the 750 hours of classroom setting required by the Canadian government.
- What are the requirements before enrolling?
If you are Canada bound, you should have at least 72 units of college, which is equivalent to a Canadian high school graduate, a photocopy of your school transcript of record and 4 pieces of a 1 in. x 1 in. ID picture.
- When can I enroll?
Enrollment is continuous and on-going because our program is on a per module basis. You can enroll anytime from Monday through Saturday and start your program at the next opening of a scheduled module.
- Is there an age limit to apply as a caregiver?
There is NO age limit to apply as caregiver in Canada, the USA or other Asian countries as long as the applicant is qualified and capable to do the job that he or she applies for.
- Do you provide employment assistance to your students?
No, caregiver training centers are not allowed to engage in activities related to recruitment. Instead, we provide our graduates with FREE job search, document preparation, filing assistance and interview preparation. We also refer them to a legitimate and reputable employment agency where they can apply.
- Can I use this certificate to obtain a working visa?
Yes, the caregiver certificate is a major requirement for those who do not have a one year full-time work experience as caregiver.
B. Nursing Assistant Program
- What is a nursing assistant? Is it the same with a Caregiver?
A nursing assistant is a member of the healthcare team who provides the most hands-on care to the resident patient. Care includes dressing, feeding, bathing, ambulating, transferring and positioning residents of an acute care, home health, and long-term care facilities. Nursing assistant is different from caregivers because they directly assist Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) while a caregiver provides unsupervised non-medical resident’s care in a home setting.
- Is Certified Nursing Assistant the same as Nursing Assistant?
No. A certified nursing assistant is a graduate of nursing assistant program who has passed state certification examination administered by the State Department of Health Services. Once you pass the examination, then you are given the title of a Certified Nursing Assistant.
- What is Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or also known as Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the States is a graduate of a practical nursing program that lasts about 1 year to 18 months. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Nurse Certificate and Licensing Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) of which there is also a testing site in Hong kong. An LPN or LVN provides basic bedside care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Most LPNs and LVNs work in hospitals,nursing and home healthcare facilities.
- Compared to other training centers, why does the Nursing Assistant course at Asia-Pacific lasts only for 5 weeks?
The Asia Pacific Nursing Assistant Program was based on the California-accredited curriculum of an American Healthcare Training Center. There are 16 modules covering the principles of Nurse Assisting in the American context. Anybody who is U.S. – bound will greatly benefit from this program.
- Is there an age limit?
No, there is no age limit. as long as you are qualified and capable to do the work you can be a Nursing Assistant.
- Where can I use the NA training?
Aside from hospitals, Nursing Assistant have a lot of employment places where they can apply for work and these are the following:
a. Sub-Acute Care Agencies
- Nursing Homes / Long-Term Care Facilities / Extended Care Facilities
- Adult Day Health Care Centers
- Mental Health Agencies
- Doctor’s Offices
- Hospice Care
- Respite Care
- Home Assisted Living
- Home Health Care
- Board and Care
- Convalescent Home
- Private Home
- I don’t have any plans of going abroad, Will the training still help me?
Nursing Assistant training also provides employment opportunities here in the Philippines. More importantly, however, you can now apply your basic nursing skills to the healthcare needs of your own family members