Close

We'll find course providers near you.

Postcode:

Change
Your postcode
Enter

Resident:

Change
Are you an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand citizen, or eligible Visa holder?
Yes
No

Employed:

Change
Are you currently employed?

Hospital Orderly Courses

A Hospital Orderly assists with patient care and general tasks in a healthcare environment. You might help patients with showering or dressing or move them to other areas of the hospital when required. Hospital Orderlies also move equipment or items between departments. You might also perform manual tasks such as lifting or moving patients.

Hospital Orderlies should have excellent people skills and be able to communicate well with people from a range of backgrounds. You’ll need to be able to work as part of a team and follow instructions closely. It’s important that you can work to correct procedures and prioritise your daily tasks.

View all Courses

Popular Hospital Orderly Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Hospital Orderly.

HLT23215
More info
COURSE DETAILS
HLT23215
More info
COURSE DETAILS
HLT23215
More info
COURSE DETAILS

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Hospital Orderly earn?

In Australia, a full time Hospital Orderly 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 Orderly?

The number of people working in this job role has increased in recent years. There are currently 12,400 people working as a Hospital Orderly in Australia compared to 11,200 five years ago. Hospital Orderlies may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Hospital Orderly?

If you’re interested in working as a Hospital Orderly, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Health Support Services. This course covers topics including communication protocols, infection control procedures, transporting patients and recognising healthy body systems.

Find a Course

We’ll find nearby campuses and check if you’re eligible for funding in your state.

View all Courses

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within healthcare support services. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.