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What does a Hospital Attendant do?

A Hospital Attendant performs a range of general duties in a hospital environment. You might help with patient care by moving patients to other sections of the hospital or lifting patients from beds if required. You might also move equipment to different areas of a hospital or deliver items to areas of the hospital where they are needed.

Hospital Attendants should have excellent people skills and be able to communicate well with patients. You should be able to follow instructions and work to correct procedures at all times. Hospital Attendants must be able to work as part of a larger team and be able to prioritise tasks.

Hospital Attendant Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Hospital Attendant.

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How much does a Hospital Attendant earn?

In Australia, a full time Hospital Attendant 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 Hospital Attendant?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 12,400 people working as a Hospital Attendant in Australia compared to 11,200 five years ago. Hospital Attendants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Hospital Attendant?

If you’d like to work as a Hospital Attendant, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Health Support Services. You’ll cover topics including transporting patients, complying with infection control procedures and recognising healthy body systems. A Certificate III in Health Services Assistance may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

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

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.