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Trainee Support Worker Courses

A Trainee Support Worker is employed in aged care or disability services to help clients with their daily activities. You might support people in their own home or in a care facility. Trainee Support Workers offer practical support with tasks like cooking, cleaning and personal care but they also provide emotional support and companionship. You’ll meet with other health care workers to help your clients receive the support they need.

Trainee Support Workers need to be patient and reliable. Depending on your client you might have to do some physical work and heavy lifting. It’s important that you are understanding and empathetic. Trainee Support Workers need to have good communication skills and be able to interact with a wide range of people.

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Popular Trainee Support Worker Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Trainee Support Worker. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Trainee Support Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Trainee Support Worker 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 Trainee Support Worker?

The support worker industry employs a large number of people and this number has increased strongly over the last five years. There are currently 177,200 people employed as a support workers in Australia and many of them are trainees. Trainee Support Workers can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Trainee Support Worker?

If you’d like to start a career as a Trainee Support Worker you could enrol in a Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care or a Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care. You could also consider a Certificate III in Individual Support where you may be able to specialise in aged care, disability or home and community care.

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Job Pathways

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

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