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Aged or Disabled Carer
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Aged or Disabled Care Worker, Personal Care Worker, Personal Carer.

Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their own homes.


Tasks Include:


  • accompanying aged and disabled persons during daily activities
  • assisting clients with their mobility
  • preparing food for clients
  • arranging social activities
  • performing housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning
  • assisting in personal hygiene and dressing
  • providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • may do shopping and run errands
Job prospects for Aged and Disabled Carers in Victoria

Occupation in the Aged and Disabled Carers group include Aged or Disabled Carer

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 36,500 Aged and Disabled Carers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,061.40

Hourly earnings
$28.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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