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What does a Home Care Assistance Worker do?

Home Care Assistance Workers provide personal care services to elderly, disabled, and vulnerable people in their own homes. The focus of your job role is enabling your clients to live independently while enjoying a good quality of life.

As a Home Care Assistance Worker you could be doing anything from cooking, cleaning and paying bills — to taking your clients to visit relatives and doing the grocery shopping. Developing a close relationship with your clients (as well as their families) is key to your role.

Home Care Assistance Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Home Care Assistance.

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How much do Home Care Assistance Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Home Care Assistance 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 Home Care Assistance Workers?

Opportunities for Home Care Assistance 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. Home Care Assistance Workers are employed by community service organisations, individuals and their families.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Home Care Assistance Worker?

Get started as a Home Care Assistance Worker with a Certificate III in Individual Support, taking the Home and Community Care specialisation. The course takes about 12 months to complete — including a placement in a personal care role. You will also need a current first aid and CPR certificate, and (depending on your employer) may 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