Community Care Worker Courses

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What does a Community Care Worker do?

Community Care Workers work at nursing homes, aged care facilities, rehabilitation units, adult care and group homes. They provide children and adults who are cannot live independently with personal services.

As a Community Care Worker you could be doing anything from showering, dressing, and feeding your clients — to liaising with immediate family members and keeping them informed of progress and life events. Developing a close relationship with your clients (as well as their families) is key to your role.

Community Care Worker Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Community Care Worker.

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How much do Community Care Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Community Care Worker generally earns $1,265 per week ($65,789 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Community Care Workers?

Opportunities for Community Care Workers in Australia are expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years as more than 179,000 new jobs open up in aged and disability care around the country. Community Care Workers are employed by adult care centres, nursing homes, aged care facilities, group homes, and rehabilitation units.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Community Care Worker?

Get started as a Community Care Worker with a Certificate III in Individual Support, taking the Home and Community Care specialisation. The course takes about 1 year to complete — including a placement in a community care workplace. You will also need a current first aid and CPR certificate, and (depending on the care facility) you might also require an up-to-date influenza vaccination and a police check.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Aged Care and Disability.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au