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What does a Health Care Worker do?

A Health Care Worker is employed in a range of settings to provide services to patients and clients. You may work directly with patients or you might support other health workers in their roles. Health Care Workers may perform a range of clinical tasks, deal with patients’ needs or complete administrative work. You might work in a large setting like a hospital or a smaller centre like a GP’s office or specialist provider.

Health Care Workers need to have excellent personal skills and be able to deal with patients with a wide range of needs. You should be able to follow directions and work as part of a team. Health Care Workers should be good at listening and communicating and it’s important that you can operate medical equipment when required.

Health Care Worker Courses

There are 15 courses available for people who want to become a Health Care Worker.

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How much does a Health Care Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Health Care Worker generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Health Care Worker?

The number of people working in this industry has increased in recent years and there are now 91,200 people in this role in Australia (this has increased from 85,500 five years ago). Health Care Workers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Health Care Worker?

To become a Health Care Worker, you could enrol in a Certificate III in Basic Health Care. You could also consider a course relevant to your career plans such as Perform Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation, Advanced CPR, Perform Venous Blood Collections, Administer and Monitor Medication or Perform Cardiography.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within first aid and healthcare support services. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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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.