Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

Snapshot

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.


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Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
89,800
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$900
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • participating in planning the care of individuals
  • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
  • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
  • providing direct support and assistance to therapists.

Job Titles

  • Hospital Orderly
  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Therapy Aide

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, Certificate III in Home and Community Care, Certificate III in Health Support Services

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