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What does a Personal Carer do?

Personal Carers assist elderly, disabled and vulnerable people with basic home services like cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, showering, dressing, and mobility. As a Personal Carer you might take your client to a doctor’s appointment or help them with medication.

Personal Carers grow close to their clients, giving them self-confidence and companionship. You’ll also be liaising closely with family members and sometimes community service officials.

Personal Carer Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Personal Carer.

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How much do Personal Carers earn?

In Australia, a full time Personal Carer 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 Personal Carers?

Opportunities for Personal Carers in Australia are expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years as more than 179,000 new jobs open up around the country. Personal Carers are employed by aged care facilities, community service organisations, nursing homes, private individuals and their families.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Personal Carer?

Get started as a Personal Carer with a Certificate III in Individual Support — and if you are working with the elderly or disabled you might also consider additional VET qualifications in those areas. They take 6-12 months to complete. You will also need a current first aid and CPR certificate, and you might also require an up-to-date influenza vaccination.

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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