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Lifestyle Coordinator Courses

A Lifestyle Coordinator organises activities, events and outings for people living in a care facility. You might work in an aged care facility, a group home for people with a disability or other kinds of care housing. You might organise daily activities such as craft groups or games sessions or special events such as Christmas celebrations or Anzac Day commemorations. You may take residents on shopping trips or organise excursions to various locations in the community. Lifestyle Coordinators will work with residents to decide on the best activities to meet their physical, social and emotional needs.

Being a Lifestyle Coordinator is a rewarding job but you will be kept very busy. You’ll need to understand the needs of the residents in the facility and keep their interests and abilities in mind. You’ll have to be a good communicator and be able to work as part of a team with other health professionals, family members and colleagues. You might have to work various shifts including weekends and public holidays.

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Popular Lifestyle Coordinator Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Lifestyle Coordinator.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Lifestyle Coordinator earn?

In Australia, a full time Lifestyle Coordinator generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 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 Lifestyle Coordinator?

The number of people working as a Lifestyle Coordinator has increased strongly in recent years. There are now 7,800 people in this role in Australia, compared to 3,700 five years ago. Lifestyle Coordinators may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities where care facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Lifestyle Coordinator?

To become a Lifestyle Coordinator, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Ageing Support. This course provides the practical skills needed to work with elderly people including supporting people with dementia and maintaining relationships with carers. You could also think about a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health or a Certificate IV in Disability.

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