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Ward Assistant Courses

A Ward Assistant provides help to patients and healthcare staff in a hospital ward. You might assist with the transport of patients or equipment or help patients with tasks such as eating or showering. Ward Assistants may provide help with manual tasks like lifting or turning patients. You may also attend to general ward work like delivering meals or keeping patient areas tidy.

Ward Assistants should be flexible and willing to attend to a range of tasks. You should have good personal skills and be able to communicate well with patients and colleagues. Ward Assistants should work well in a team and be able to follow correct procedures during their duties.

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Popular Ward Assistant Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Ward Assistant.

HLT33115
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Ward Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Ward Assistant 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 Ward Assistant?

This industry has seen an increase in worker numbers in recent years. There are currently 12,400 people employed as a Ward Assistant in Australia compared to 11,200 five years ago. Ward Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Ward Assistant?

If you’d like to pursue a career as a Ward Assistant, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Health Support Services. This course covers topics including transporting patients, complying with infection control procedures and recognising healthy body systems. A Certificate III in Health Services Assistance may also be a suitable qualification.

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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.