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Personal Care Assistant
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Provides routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.


Tasks Include:


  • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • participating in planning the care of individuals
  • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
  • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
Job prospects for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers group include Hospital Orderly, Nursing Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant and Therapy Aide.

Employment prospects
There are currently 17,100 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,112.30

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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